It's evident that the seamless edit of the film lends it a notable gravity, allowing it to be a moving depiction of its protagonist's struggle with crippling anxiety. From the suffocating feeling of drowning to the inability to speak or even deal with the most mundane tasks like answering a phone or switching off an alarm - the plot exhibits how any or all of these activities can hurl someone into deep, dark pits of their own mind. This is further enhanced by providing skilled visualisation for each of these thoughts. Read Less
While several films on mental health run the danger of offering little to nothing new or unique on the topic, What It Feels Like stands out owing to the structuring of the narrative, and the honesty and dedication to its subject matter. The realisation of the premise shows deep potential on the part of the team, thereby allowing the film to be an adequate portrayal of a mental condition innumerable people in general, and Indian students in particular, grapple with on a regular basis.