Rakkhosh: A psychological thriller where the camera is the lead character

Rakkhosh: A psychological thriller where the camera is the lead character

The new thriller Rakkhosh is shot exclusively to represent the gaze of a particular character – showing the limitations and advantages of the “point-of-view” narrative.
Available on Netflix, Rakkhosh is not an easy watch, and definitely won’t be to all tastes. There are various reasons for this: the claustrophobic setting and subject matter (it unfolds mainly in a dingy mental asylum where a series of murders may or may not be taking place); a certain theatricality in its staging and performances (which may be part of the film’s design); but mostly because, throughout its running time, the camera represents the perspective of a specific character, a paranoid, childlike inmate named Birsa. ...

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