Runtime – 2 hours 4 minutes
CBFC Rating – U/A
Cast: Vijay Antony, Arundhathi Nair, Charuhasan, Meera Krishnan, Y G Mahendran, Aadukalam Murugadoss.
Direction: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
Cinematography: Pradeep Kalipurayath
Music: Vijay Antony
Editing: Veera Senthil Raj
Production: Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Distribution: Auraa Cinemas
Lyrics: Annamalai, Chinna Ponnu, Ko Sesha
An intelligent IT employee hears strange noises in his mind, tempting to find, kill a woman named Jayalakshmi; reasons behind.
The Big Picture
Said to be an adaptation of the great Sujatha’s novel, “Aaah,” this has nothing outstanding to do any justice to it’s credibility.
Vijay Antony’s has opted for some psychological drama in hopes of continuing his dream run in Tamil Cinema since turning actor. He has been clever with his script selections, those that flirt along the borders of effective commercial cinema and some decent content.
This is a bit of a let down considering the buzz and pre-release talks about the movie being Vijay Antony’s biggest release. The scenes are placed to confuse the viewer with strange sounds attempting to lure the lead into trouble. The viewers are not perplexed with the storytelling but instead are able to see what’s coming next very clearly, and that puts off the engagement factor for something that could’ve been a gripping thriller.
There are quite a few drawbacks that end up harming the narration’s effectiveness. The romance isn’t natural between lead pair that spoils the content and back end story that links them together. Possibly the director thought that establishing a complete romance mightn’t be helping the suspense factor, sadly the choice didn’t pay off since the sequences weren’t able to sustain the curiosity levels.
Secondly, for an individual who gets into battle within oneself like the lead of the story, the person is relatively calm even for this brilliant person as per the narration. And to add to the drawbacks, the later stages simply go with the flow instead of delivering the promised edge-of-the-seat thing.
The psychiatrist portions and the first reveleations of the reincarnation theme were better planned among others and were received well in the cinemas. Arundathi Nair as the female lead is good at times. Supporting cast are not strong. The composer in Vijay Antony comes good in parts.
Linking the happenings to the medical crimes, this turns into commercial cocktail thereby placing a better bet to take home the investments. The action block was choreographed to please the gallery.
Decent debut for Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, might work for people who won’t dissect films.