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Trance movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans said about Trance, starring Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Soubin Shahir, Vinayakan, Gautham Menon and Chemban Vinod Jose among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | Chennai | Updated: February 21, 2020 7:33:18 am
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Fahadh Faasil starrer Trance hits theaters in Kerala today. The film also stars Nazriya Nazim, Soubin Shahir, Vinayakan, Gautham Menon, Chemban Vinod Jose and Dileesh Pothan in significant roles. Trance has been directed by Anwar Rasheed.

Rasheed returns to the directorial chair after 2013’s Anchu Sundharikal.

From the trailer, it looks like Fahadh is playing a businessman. For the most part of the 90-second trailer, you will not be able to guess the story of the film, but it surely leaves you wanting more.

Cinematographer Amal Neerad has shot Trance. The background score in the trailer as well as the songs released by the makers, go in sync with the title of the film. The movie’s music has been composed by Jackson Vijayan.

Trance also brings back Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim on the silver screen after 2014’s Bangalore Days.

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18:27 (IST)20 Feb 2020
Our verdict

Anwar Rasheed’s Trance is not everyone’s cup of tea and definitely not an easy watch. The movie is a one-man show featuring ace Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil. Of course, there are other elements like Amal Neerad’s cinematography, Sushin’s background score, Anwar Rasheed’s visualisation that make Trance a one-of-a-kind Malayalam movie. However, Fahadh steals the limelight by portraying a character that is hysteric and disturbing at the same time.

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16:59 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Genuine and brave attempt'

User @sridevisreedhar posted on Twitter, “#Trance is a genuine and brave attempt that is gripping from start to finish! The film belongs to Fahadh Faasil, who is absolutely brilliant. #TranceReview #FahadhFaasil  #Nazriya #AnwarRasheed.”

16:44 (IST)20 Feb 2020
Listen to the first track from Trance titled, Raat

16:30 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Average movie'

“#TranceMovie. Just an Average movie. But one of the best making movie in Malayalam film industry..BGM :Jackson vijayan background scoring കൊണ്ട് അഴിഞ്ഞാടി Direction. GVM-best acting,” tweeted @Panchovincy.

16:16 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Fahadh is the backbone of the film'

User @favasahmed tweeted, “#TRANCE ~ Slow beginning and gets into the track with the life of Viju Prasad with some engaging scenes in the first half. ~ Slow paced second half with a climax which is not that impressive. ~ Fahadh Fazil’s character Viju Prasad/ Joshua is the backbone of the movie. Rating 2.5/5.”

16:00 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Visual extravaganza'

User @False_09_ tweeted, “#TranceMovie An excellent first half followed by an okayish/ 'Not every ones cup of tea'. 2nd half #Trance is a 'Visual Extravaganza' that is backed by Top Class technicians and best of actors. writer 'mispaced' the second half although technically anwar done everything possible.”

15:45 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Average story'

User @Imabishek369 rated the film 3.75 out of 5. “#TranceMovie Review - A movie Which Is Technically Best With An Average Story, Fahad Did His Bst,Gvm was a good option, Sound mixing Gives Nxt lvl theater experience @resulp, Dop Amal Neerad, Mollywood's Technical Side Is Growing. My Rating 3.75/5,” his tweet read. 

15:29 (IST)20 Feb 2020

“#Trance Disappointed. A good story & great idea but fall flat in execution. Could have been made better. Don't have any ingredients to attract family audience. First disaster for Anwar Rasheed. Meanwhile good for Ayyappanum Koshiyum & Varane Aaavashyamund,” posted user @ThrissurTheatrs.

15:14 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Second half loses momentum'

“1st half overshadows the later.It was lit. But second half lost that momentum somewhere.Doesn't mean it's bad.But,theme demanded more.Fahad deserved more. Time for controversies . #Trance #Trancemovie #TrancemovieReview,” tweeted @AreejAnzari.

14:44 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Not a satisfying second half'

User @sadiqsadz posted on Twitter, “#Trance Not so satisfying second half. Rich production values. #AnwarRasheed tried out something new he had never done before. Decent watch. #TranceMovie.”

14:30 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Superb first half but average second half'

“#Trance - A superb first half followed by an average second half. Good performance from #Fahadh . #AnwarRasheed has tried his best to execute a tough subject and has done lot of improvisations as a director. Dop and Music Good ! Watchable,” said user @movienewzzz via Twitter.

14:17 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Not everyone's cup of tea'

User @mnj993 posted on Twitter, “#Trance - Kudos to #AnwarRasheed for picking up a very sensitive issue and executing it beautifully. After finishing you'll definitely feel why CBFC rejected the certificate. Waiting for more controversies. Pace in the 2nd half makes an average feel. Not everyone's cup of tea.”

14:00 (IST)20 Feb 2020
Listen to ‘Mathayichan’ from Trance sung by Soubin Shahir and Blaaze

13:44 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Technically brilliant'

“#Trance 1. Technically Brilliant. Good story/Inconsistent Script about a man’s journey in life. Might not satisfy all viewer.  Was this movie made in Hollywood, starring a big name like it would’ve been a blockbuster,” tweeted user @AdilAhmedNazir.

13:32 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Top notch production values'

User @kboxstats tweeted, “#Trance #TranceFDFS #TranceReview #Trance What we liked about trance is the novel narrative structure,plot setting and top notch production values. With a  better screenplay in second half, #trance would have been an another commercial classic!”

13:15 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Decent first half'

“#Trance - An Above Average Movie with Good Decent First Half and an Okeyish Second Half Helps You To Get A Single Watch with Impressive Technical Side and Great Performances From The Lead,” posted user @davidakaamjad on Twitter.

13:00 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Solid performances'

User @thanDhoniRule said on Twitter, “An exhilarating first half with solid performances by Fahad Faasil, Dileesh Pothen and Soubin Shahir.  Sound design by Oscar winning Resul Pookutty is beyond the senses. Is to be seen if the rags to riches story lives up to the generated hype over the course of the hour.  #Trance.”

12:46 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Second half is a letdown'

User @SSTweeps shared on Twitter, “#TranceMovie short review: Good first half followed by just OK 2nd half. 2nd half is s big letdown.”

12:33 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Fahad Faasil is ruling every scene'

“#Trance Good First half. FaFa ruling every Scene. Soubin makes the entry on Interval,” tweeted user @sadiqsadz.

12:15 (IST)20 Feb 2020
'Anwar Rasheed is the most promising director in Malayalam'

User @Im_JEBIN posted on Twitter, “#TranceMovie!! Getting very +ve reports for the 1st half. Once again #AnwarRasheed proving he is the most promising director in Malayalam..Another #blockbuster loading.. #Trance #TranceReview #FahadhFaasil #Nazriya.”

Trance was earlier scheduled to release on February 14 but was postponed by a week as they were yet to complete some censorship formalities. “TRANCE certified clean UA without a single cut by the Revising Committee. See you all on the 20th feb 2020”, Fahadh Faasil shared on his Facebook page.