top of page



average rating is 3 out of 5


Swati Verma


Posted on:

Dec 7, 2022

Film Reviews
Directed by:
Tharun Venkituswamy Sarvanan
Written by:
Tharun Venkituswamy Sarvnan
Hema Varshini, Vikas Ravi

The title of the short film- Trespass means to enter someone’s land or property without permission or commit an offence against a person or a set of rules. The white font used for the name of the film has the connotation of purity, simplicity, and innocence that can be ruined by the act of trespassing. The writer and director of the short film Tharun Venkituswami Saravanan incorporates major life lessons in the script with the assistance of two young protagonists played by Hema Varshini and Vikas Ravi.


The plot of Trespass revolves around a woman and her love interest. The latter is very interested in helping her organise the room and also stealing a chance to spend some quality time with each other.


The white and grey colour palette utilised by the filmmaker in the film has the connotation of mixed emotions, a sense of uncertainty and indifference, highlighting the subject as well as the mood of the movie. The set design, lighting, dialogue, background music, costume, hair, and makeup has been kept natural to complement the simplicity of the screenplay. Trespass opens with a slightly shaking long shot establishing the character arc of the onscreen couple brilliantly.


In terms of performance, Hema Varshini plays the female protagonist a student who is struggling to deal with studies and also being organised in life. The young actress works on body language, facial expressions, and voice modulation to communicate the chaos, friendship, love, etc effectively to allow continuity and smooth flow of the narrative.

Vikas Ravi plays the role of the central character; a very supportive and loving partner who attempts to bring out the best in his girlfriend. Vikas portrays the calmness and the positive attitude required to combat all of life's issues and emerge victorious. Ravi understands the nuances of his character. He depicts the traits of an ideal boyfriend making it real and relatable for the audience.

Both actors effectively showcase the coordination, chemistry, and bonds that help uplift the storyline assisting the viewers to better understand the small details of the intimate story.


Trespass talks to its audience about the need to be organised so that one can create a healthy balance between professional and personal life and enjoy both aspects to the fullest. The short film reiterates the fact that gender roles shouldn’t be defined and should depend on what the situation demands. 

The cinematic piece discusses the importance of creating space for themselves and the effect of the same on the minds of people. The creative piece comments on the human behaviour of holding on to unnecessary things. Trespass advises the viewer that it is crucial to continuously clean up and filter mental stress for a better future for themselves and their loved ones. The film also talks about the significance of expression and the power of communication to lead a better lifestyle in the long term. Trespass successfully tells us the significance of finding a strong life partner who can become a huge support for each other allowing them the opportunity to grow together.


About the Film Critic
Swati Verma
Swati Verma
Short Film
bottom of page