After review: Typical college romance that will keep you hooked till the end – The Economic Times

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‘After’ review: Typical college romance that will keep you hooked till the end

The film has all the elements of a teenage romance — love, lust, heartbreak.

The film is based on Anna Todd’s best-selling novel. It traces the journey of Tessa (Langford) — a dedicated freshman student. When Tessa meets her classmate , the mysterious Hardin Scott (Fiennes Tiffin), things no longer remain the same. Sparks begin to fly and Tessa soon finds herself being drawn to him. She rediscovers herself and questions everything that she wants out of life.

‘After’ is a typical college romance with a few vampish characters thrown in. The film seems to follow the usual template narrative associated with the genre. However, the makers have invested enough time to sketch out the characters.

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The more Tessa falls for Hardin, the more her structured world starts falling apart. The film has a strong emotional fabric, which is support-ed by the cast’s acting. Langford as a vulnerable teenager gives an hon-est performance. Fiennes Tiffin does an excellent job of developing curiosity around his character. The makers weave an erotic romance between the two, keeping the mystery about the male lead alive.

The film has all the elements of a teenage romance — love, lust, heartbreak. While the narrative is simple, it is well executed, keeping you interested till the very end.

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