Solo is an experimental romantic thriller, as it is an anthology which revolves around four different roles played by Dulqer and the mythical elements; Water, Fire, Earth and Wind. The film has been divided into four segments:
World of Shekhar (Water)
Dulquer plays a college student in this segment, who falls in love with his fellow college-mate, Dhansika, who plays a blind girl with an undying passion for dancing. The story revolves and explores the depth of love between them, with water being the main element.
World of Trilok (Wind)
Dulquer plays a vetenery doctor in this segment, while the previous story is immersed in love, this plot focuses on mystery and is a complete emotional thriller, with wind being the main element. Aarthi venkatesh plays the love interest for Dulquer, and the love between them paves the way to this segment's core.
World of Siva (Fire)
In this segment, Dulquer plays the role of a local hitman who's ready to kill anyone for money. With fire as the main element, this story revolves around revenge, murder and love between him and Sruthi Hariharan which is so powerful that turns Dulquer's core character upside down.
World of Rudra (Earth)
Dulquer is an Army officer in this segment, who deeply falls in love with Neha Sharma, and goes to any extend to make their relationship work. With earth being the main element, the plot revolves around their undeniable chemistry and love and ends with an unexpected twist.
Dulquer owns the film, he has performed all the four roles with complete ease, which is something really difficult to pull off in an anthology genre. His performance as Trilok and Shiva deserves multiple applauses. The chemistry between Dulquer and Dhansika is entrancing. All the female leads; Dhansika, Aarthi venkatesh, Sruthi Hariharan, and Neha Sharma, has delivered a beautiful performance.
Director Bejoy Nambiar's attempt at producing an anthology film was successful, but it is highly doubtful whether the audiences will accept it as it is. Every segment has a beginning and a climax, and the viewers may find it hard to understand the four different stories complied into one feature film. The movie starts in a breezy and touches all the main elements required in a movie; love, pain, loss, betrayal, darkness, comedy, to name a few, yet at times, the director fails to keep the viewers hooked to the film.
Solo's technical team has to be given a special mention, the background score gives a life to the story. The movie has 12 music directors, and 22 songs. Girish Gangadharan cranks the camera and has made the movie more beautiful and is another major advantage for the film's success.
In short, Solo, is an experimental genre, and is worth a watch for Dulquer.