Netflix describes its latest Hindi movie, Cargo, as quirky and understated. Which is exactly what it is. Starring Web stars Shweta Tripathi and Vikrant Massey in lead roles, Cargo on Netflix is possibly the most unique Hindi film of 2020. Cargo revolves around a spaceship where souls of the deceased are readied for incarnation. It shows the chronicles of the crew members on board. Now that critics have streamed Cargo on Netflix India, here is a roundup of reviews to help you make the streaming decision.
Cargo movie review: Innovative but inert, Vikrant Massey’s Netflix film wastes promising premise
Rohan Naahar from Hindustan Times says, "Debutante director Arati Kadav’s homegrown science-fiction film Cargo, picked up by Netflix after playing at MAMI and almost playing at SXSW, is an innovative but inert mashup of Eastern ideas and Western storytelling. Like Masaan by way of Moon, Cargo is a film that explores themes such as reincarnation — or, more accurately, the corporatisation of reincarnation — and caste, all coated in a layer of slick modern sci-fi."
Cargo Movie Review: Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi keep you invested in this slow-paced story
Divyanshi Sharma from India Today writes, "The film is further elevated by a fitting background score. At some points, it even gives you an adrenaline rush. Especially when a new cargo is about to be delivered to the spaceship.
Cargo is not your typical Bollywood film, but an intelligent one that needs to be decoded with patience. Put it on your watchlist this weekend if you are in the mood for something different."
CARGO REVIEW : AN AMBITIOUS ATTEMPT AT SCI-FI; FASCINATING IN PARTS
Pallabi Dey Purkayastha from The Times of India says, "In conclusion, we would like to add that yes, the diegesis might have lacked the depth and breadth of the genre in question but Bollywood is anyway notorious for producing laughable sci-fi/fantasy content. And for that, do all of us a favour: let this cargo reach its destination."
Cargo review: An original, inventive Indian sci-fi movie
Priyanka Sharma from The Indian Express writes, "Cargo also bursts one’s illusion about permanence. It makes you confront these uncomfortable truths, while also giving you hope that the cycle of life and death will continue. Our memories will fade, we will heal and start again.
‘When we all have to die, why do we have stories?’ asks Yuvishka. Because the stories are what make us more than just cargo."
Vikrant and Shweta’s ‘Cargo’ is a Milestone for Hindi Cinema
Shefali Deshpande from The Quint says, "Cargo is simple yet complex. It is but a glimpse in the lives of its characters and through that, our own. Cargo is a milestone for Hindi cinema.
The film reminds us what we take for granted: that we are here, right now, in this moment and for all we know, this is all we might have."