On write path
After ‘Kabali’, Kalaiyarasan and Sai Dhanshika have worked together once again, this time in ‘Uru’, a psychological-horror thriller directed by debutant Vicky Anand.
The film will impress those who love movies in this genre. Especially, the twists in the second half are laudable. But cliched narration and flashback scenes are let-down.
The story is about fiction writer Jeevan (Kalaiyarasan), who suffers from writers block. All his ideas get rejected by publisher. His wife Jennie (Sai Dhanshika) is worried over this and asks him to quit writing.
Jeevan develops an interesting knot and gets the publisher’s nod too. He promises Jennie that he would take up some white collar job after completing the novel and seeks two months time.
In a bid to get the right ambience for writing, he leaves for Meghamalai, where he stays in his friend’s guest house. There, he encounters a series of horrific events.
Even as he is in a confusion about what is real and what is not, Jeenie pays a surprise visit to the hill station, adding more to the cup of woes.
Sai Dhanshika rocks once again and is in full form delivering goods scene after. Kalaiyarasan fits the bill well, while Mime Gopi and Daniel are also there in the cast.
Cinematography by Prasanna Kumar and music by Johan work to a decent extent. What starts as a laid-back attempt ends up on an engaging note, and the viewers are hooked especially in the last 30 minutes.
Rating: 3.25 out of 5