Have you ever wondered how something like Star Trek could be if it was made in India? And I am talking about the original TV series (1966–1986), not the unnecesary J.J. Abrams popcorn remakes; the series where they mixed science-fiction, philosofy, human morals, some action and lots of cardboard sets. Well, I guess we will never know, but the upcoming movie Cargo (2019) seems to somehow be in that line.
The Rakshasas may have traded gadas and horns for touchpads and spaceships, but the ultimate question remains the same: What happens after death? Prahastha, a Rakshasa, knows the answer. He “recycles” people after death. But will his everyday desk job help him understand an even more important question, the meaning of life? One day, a young female astronaut joins the reclusive astronaut aboard a spaceship, and struggles with her job as she interacts with mysterious Cargos that appear on the ship.
Cargo (2019) is the debut feature film of writer and director Arati Kadav. It is starred by Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Armaan Mirza, and Nandu Madhav.
The movie has been part of several festivals including Mumbai Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and SXSW Film Festival, where it has recieved a very positive reception praising its innovative visuals, the originality of the story and the good performances.
Cargo (2019) will be released on Netflix on the 9th of September 2020. Here you can watch its official trailer.
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