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Matthew Saville’s Felony, written by its star, Joel Edgerton is a personal little Australian film. Felony is a film full of emotion insistent of tackling challenging subject matter. Santosh Verma has played the role of Indian grandmother in this film.

Felony is a story based on three male detectives becomes embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime; one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?

The film begins by showing Malcolm Toohey risking his life and taking two bullets to his bullet- proof vest for the sake of justice–Malcolm is a celebrated police officer.

Just as Malcolm’s credibility as a just and righteous cop is established, the filmmakers challenge the notion immediately. After getting in his car from the local pub, in celebration of their recent bust, Malcolm finds himself in a moral and ethical dilemma after he side-swipes a young boy on his bicycle. Unsure and hesitant at first, Malcolm calls the ambulance, which shortly brings police, emergency and medical services to the scene.

Felony shows that at the end of the day, it’s not about choosing sides or marking the bad guys or good guys, because, at any which day, anyone can be a good person or bad person. The thing that matters, like with any action, is that there is an equal or opposite reaction, and it is in the power of the individual, to make sure that that reaction, is one filled with passion, love as well as righteous moral/ethical intentions.

Sometimes, people find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time, or vice versa. The film is a study to completely rebuttal Wilkinson’s character’s best line, “Time and the world, swallow events”, and challenge this notion by showing that it’s the choice of the individual that dictates the time we live in this world and the events that surround us.

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