We solely realise the true worth of issues we take as a right once we don’t have sufficient of it. We worth water extra throughout a drought and oxygen when it’s low in provide. In O2, director-writer GS Viknesh hacks into our paranoia of operating out of the very substance that sustains our life: oxygen.
The opening of the film could be very cliche. For the primary quarter-hour of the film, we get repeated photographs and a track to ascertain a rudimentary level a couple of mom’s unconditional love for her son. After we get previous some expendable narrative obligations, we get to the attention-grabbing half. Parvathy’s (Nayanthara) son Veera (Rithvik) suffers from a medical situation that requires him to be on oxygen help around the clock. However, his struggling is about to finish, as he’ll quickly endure a life-saving surgical procedure, which can permit him to breathe usually with none help. Parvathy and Veera are headed in direction of a Cochin hospital for the surgical procedure. Every part is packed, together with an additional oxygen tank and Veera’s pet pot plant. Each play a vital position within the occasions which can be about to unfold.
The bus that Parvathy and Veera take is brimming with battle. A corrupt cop, with a handgun and a bag filled with cocaine, a convicted felon simply launched from jail, a pair of lovers, who’re planning to elope, a father who has no clue that his daughter is planning to elope, a morally versatile politician and a bus driver in a relentless ethical dilemma are the companions of the mother-son duo in a journey, which turns traumatic very quickly.
A landslide buries the bus carrying Parvathy and Veera and turns the car into a large coffin. Because the folks within the bus proceed to bicker with out being conscious of the particular downside at hand, Parvathy intervenes and enlightens them concerning the grave scenario they’re in. “We’re caught inside a coffin. We’re operating low on oxygen.” She advises the passengers to not expend all of the air within the bus by bodily and psychological exertion. All of them appear to know the gravity of the scenario, at first. However, quickly every thing begins to collapse.
Concern begins to convey out the worst in everybody. And the corrupt cop turns into an agent of chaos by pushing folks over the sting and making them select between clear, guilt-free conscience and a puff of medical-grade oxygen. The individuals who look type, affordable and simply flip into killers, and people we assume are the worst transform the great ones.
Amid all of the drama, we all know that Veera’s oxygen tank will grow to be the precious forex for which individuals would kill. So, Viknesh performs with our minds because the scenario retains swinging from hope to despair. There are occasions when the scenario turns tolerable with the passengers discovering a means to usher in recent air into the bus. However then the bus falls deeper, upending all hopes of survival. We really feel relieved by the thought that Veera will likely be protected now with oxygen in circulation. However for the way lengthy is the query that retains us invested.
O2 is a fairly partaking survival drama which distinguishes between brute power and actual heroism. We typically appear to confuse heroism with bodily prowess. However, heroes are available all styles and sizes.
Watch O2 on Disney Plus Hotstar.