August Drizzle (Nikini Vassa)

August Drizzle suffers for its mediocrity.

When the mortician passes away, his middle-aged daughter decides to continue the business. But the profession is not for women, or so her townsfolk believe, which forces her to lead a lonely and morbid life. The movie, though, does not take up the emotional situation of the woman or the sexist issue she faces. Instead, all we get are multiple side-stories where none do much good for the narrative. Many of these side-stories, like the tragic love-life of the woman’s employee, have no relevance to the situation at hand, and neither do they provide for any emotional connection. August Drizzle ends up as a movie that suffers for its mediocrity.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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