Movie: Puriyatha Puthir
Direction: Ranjit Jeyakodi
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Ramesh Thilak, Arjunan, Mahima Nambiar
Music: Sam C. S
Cinematographer: Dinesh Krishnan
Editor: Bavan Sreekumar
What is it about: This film is about the most treacherous technology, which have become a reason for many deaths in this millennium. How that plays a vital role in the life of Kathir (Vijay Sethupathi) forms crux of the story directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi.
Why it’s disappointing: A subject of this calibre, was moving at a very relaxed pace. The director could have ramped up the pace within few minutes in to the movie. But it takes a while, and finally manages to grab audience’s attention at the interval block. But post interval once again it dives into few compromises which definitely brings down the intensity of the subject. There are a few instances in the film, which deliberately reveals the obvious and steals the suspense element. Songs infused in to the story where it wasn’t required brought down the film, as we could hear audiences getting restless the minute they start to play. If at all these things had been given a grave thought, this film would’ve been a tight thriller.
What to watch out for: Despite the obvious, the film manages its way through with a good subject which pretty much co-incidentally relates to the current happenings and also the lead pair who did a great job.
Most definitely once again Vijay Sethupathi shines in the film as “Kathir”. He did a great job and delivers a strong one hands down. Gayathrie was a good choice and did a neat job required for the role.
Mahima Nambiar, has a short stint but definitely gets registered with the audience.
The music was great, so was the background score by Sam CS. The cinematography by Dinesh Krishnan was good and it was neatly edited by Bavan Sreekumar.
The film has a well-mixed sound, which delivers a strong impact adding to the viewing experience. Sync Cinema has been pioneering this field and most definitely doing a great job.
Verdict: Ranjit Jeyakodi, had a straight forward notion. But gets tangled in to requisites of clichés. What could’ve been a tight pack thriller, turns in to an average one with good performances.