Based on a girl’s suicide, The Valley is a decent attempt.
Narrated in a non-linear manner, the film is about Maya (Agneeta Thacker) – a depressed child who commits suicide. Her father Neal Kumar (Alyy Khan), mother Roopa Kumar (Suchitra Pillai) and sister Monica (Salma Khan) are left in a state of shock. The film goes back and forth and shows us the kind of equation Maya shared with each of her family members. Neal is looking for answers as he tries to figure what might have led Maya to end her life. In the process, he comes across some disturbing secrets.
Director Saila Kairat handles the subject sensitively. For most of it, you are engaged in the proceedings. However some things which are shown in the film are completely unfathomable. The climax and the last few minutes are especially hard to digest.
Agneeta Thacker does a good job in playing a disturbed character. Alyy Khan is fine. Suchitra Pillai is decent. Salma Khan plays her part well.
The Valley will leave you feeling unsatiated. We give it 2.5 stars with a small kink.
Based on a girl’s suicide, The Valley is a decent attempt. Narrated in a non-linear manner, the film is about Maya (Agneeta Thacker) – a depres...2.5