a very loose remake of ruthless people by ram gopal varma's first production company, much less interested in the comedy/farce possibilities of the parallel kidnapping and murder plots than it is in drawing a kind of social portrait of a city full of unemployment, men in hopeless debt due to greed or hopeless dreams (even the local gangster, played by an impossibly young brahmi, just wants to get into films).
the real pleasures here are the glimpses into the start…
jauja is often but not always about a man trying to walk through a landscape without falling, although he ends up falling often.
jauja is a film for people who love horses and dogs.
the horizon in jauja rarely dominates, it is a landscape film where the screen is most often dominated by tall grass, rocks, dirt, still water, rocks. in one of the central moments the night sky dominates the frame, but in that shot the central figure is…