Audience Review: Cargo

Here’s what you have to say about Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi Sharma’s Cargo…

Below are reviews provided by our followers on Instagram. The reviews are opinions of the people who have written to us (named below) and not ours. To read our review of Cargo, click here.

Cargo is a beautiful tale of longing and belonging. How humanity is headed towards becoming evil and we have to learn to become human again from the so called rakshasas. Life is fickle. How the reality of our future is presented as a satire to show us how little time we have left to take a pause and learn to be kind to others and more importantly ourselves and our dreams.”

— Viral Makwana

Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi Sharma in stills from the film; Source: Netflix

“Sci-fi meets the philosophical belief of reincarnation. 

Cargo is ambitious and innovative in both imagination and execution. The film takes you to outer space where the “cargo” provides Post Death Transition Services – preparing your soul for its next birth. The deceased arrive and are transferred after their body is healed and memories are erased. One may or may not recognise the inspirations from Western sci-fi’s, but Cargo is a unique story in itself. 

Arati Kadav writes and directs her first feature film and successfully communicates her ideas over 120 minutes. The two main characters Prahastha (Vikrant Massey) and Yuvishka (Shweta Tripathi) are polar opposite. Massey plays the older mentor who believes in traditional methods of working and Tripathi plays a young, tech-savvy, enthusiastic newbie. Both characters learn from each other and in turn teach the audience, if one pays attention. There are no dramatic scenes or pauses; every conversation in this movie is surprisingly relatable and there is barely any talk about celestial bodies that may make non-geeks lose the plot. 

The sheer innocence in the eyes of both Massey and Tripathi is what makes them perfect for their roles. The layered Prahastha learns the value of communication from Yuvishka. In turn, he teaches her a few things about work ethics and performing one’s duties objectively.

The narrative keeps you entertained and engaged in equal parts without hard selling the philosophies of the lead characters. This film is the answer to audiences that ask ‘when will India move beyond rom-coms and family dramas/entertainers?’.”

— Manasi K Meghnani 

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