'Trance' Review: What Critics Said About The Fahadh Faasil-Starrer

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Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya in 'Trance'

The highly anticipated Fahadh Faasil -starrer Trance finally hit theatres in Kerala today.

The film has been on a rocky road to its release after run-ins with the Censor board, multiple postponements of its release date in Kerala and disappointed fans over further delay in its release outside the state.  

In Trance, director Anwar Rasheed’s first film since 2013, Fahadh re-unites with actress Nazriya on the big screen for the first time since they got married in 2014.

The cast also includes Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Gautham Menon, and Dileesh Pothan.

The film has been shot by cinematographer Amal Neerad, with sound design by Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty.

Here’s how critics have reviewed the film: 

Fahadh delivers a great performance in this psychedelic film, writes Cris for The NewsMinute

“Anwar’s filmmaking keeps you engaged the entire first half during which a captivating story begins to unfold. The last half does not keep up to the first, scenes that you enjoyed earlier becoming stretched, almost like you took a pill yourself and everything seems to take too long. But it doesn’t let you down, with some excellent performances coming from a very promising cast – Fahadh, Chemban Vinod, Dileesh Pothan, Nazriya, Soubin Shahir, Vinayakan, Sreenath Bhasi and, in his first Malayalam performance, Tamil director Gautham Menon.”

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