Catfish Reviews Making Rounds On The Web

September 17th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
catfish-dev-schulmanSep 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the reviews of the latest ‘mockumentary claiming to be a documentary’, Catfish make rounds on the web, people all over have been scrambling the web to get their hands on the spoilers. The marketing of the movie has been highly successful in creating a sense of mystery and intrigue around the movie, that many of the critics themselves have helped fuel. Though the basic plot of the film has been released on several sources on the web, the final climax and the shocking twist (much hyped) has been successfully kept a secret. The film has been touted by the filmmakers as a reality thriller that is shocking product of our time. According to some critics the film raises questions on the effects of social media and also the limits to which documentary film makers should confine themselves.

The story of the film revolves around a photographer who befriends an 8 year old girl through a social networking website. Gradually he becomes more involved with the girl and her family after he discovers that the girl has a rare talent. In the meanwhile he also develops a flirtatious relationship with the girl’s elder sister. His relationship with the family of the girl who he discovers through the SNS is documented by his cousin and a friend. Later they are seen embarking on a journey to find out the real family. Soon the journey leads to some shocking discoveries that is bound to leave the audience in shock.

The promotional tagline of the movie tells the readers and the audience that one should not hear the story from others. In the theaters where the film has been released, posters all over warn the audience that they should come into the movie hall as less informed about the movie as possible.

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