If you thought Memento was a complicated movie, see this and find the brilliance in the screenplay. The movie proceeds in unexpected directions and scenes can be pieced together as a jigsaw puzzle by the viewer eventually.
The acting is top-notch with the girl playing Soudhamini giving a performance of her lifetime. Songs are well integrated to the whole movie and have meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics. The tight script always keeps you on the edge of your seat. Captain Raju plays the magician with aplomb in this thriller. The special effects like the "bear child" are chilling and will hit you like a bat of bricks. The camera work is awesome with the cinematographer opting for wide and crazy angles. The editor could have done a bit of trimming but that is not a problem at all.
The story goes like this: Jagadish (in a superb cameo) meets a child for whom he gives a ride on his cycle. But suddenly the child turns into a girl who then kills him and disappears. Then the story is told in flashback about the origin of this mysterious girl which leads to the revelation of a age old secret. All these lead to an unbelievable climax that is very logical and satisfying.
On the downside, the comedy track in the movie spoils a lot of fun and hence it loses a point. But I've never seen such a fun movie in Malayalam in ages. This is a cult classic.
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