Direction: Doss Ramasamy
Cast: Nayanthara, Harish Uthaman, Thambi Ramaiah
Music: Vivek Siva, Mervin Solomon
Cinematographer: Dinesh Krishnan
Editor: Gopi Krishna
Genre: Thriller, Horror
What is it about: It’s a film about a car which is possessed by a spirit to avenge injustice. How Pavalakkodi (Nayanthara) gets tangled in to this, forms the crux of the story directed by Doss Ramasamy.
Why it’s disappointing: The film had a great potential in becoming a good Horror-Thriller. But it loses out on many aspects in making and storytelling. The film poses a notion of being a horror flick, but doesn’t follow that religiously and wanders for the entire first half. It only gets to the point towards the intermission. Post which it rushes in to the core subject and takes down one by one. The screen play was weak and so were the dialogues.
The comedy by Thambi Ramaiah was not working at any point in the film, it seemed a tad bit too much and got quite annoying. Then it was the role of Harish Uthaman, which was not up to the crease it should have been for a uniform.
The music by duo Vivek-Mervin was so-so, didn’t quite hold its ground in the film.
The million dollar question here is, why was this film certified “A”, it was neither horror, nor there was gore or something too lewd which we haven’t seen in film certified “U” and “U/A”. Well that will remain a mystery to us.
What to watch out for: It’s pretty obvious Nayanthara was the attraction here, who managed to carry off the film in the name of MASS scenes at few places. She did an “Anniyan” at one point which brought in applause.
Then there was the CAR, which was a character itself in the film and was a good work done making it work the way it should have.
The cinematography by Dinesh Krishnan was good and it was swiftly edited by Gopi Krishna. Vivek-Mervin, who lost out on music made it up in background score.
Verdict: Doss Ramasamy, couldn’t make up his mind in plotting a script which couldn’t balance the horror and drama. Unfortunately that worked against him and came out a half-baked horror flick. Can give this one a miss.