Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dont Get Psych(o)ed!

Disappointed! After all those hype about not revealing the lead characters of the movie and some great music by Raghu Dixit, this film turns out to be a no-show. Well, audio of the film had captured enough audience for the movie before its release but now I see this movie will be remembered only for that and nothing else. Well, hero and heroine of the movie are Dhanush and Anita.

First 10 minutes of the movie does not have any dialogues. It seems like a new tactic of the movie maker. But soon the audience in the cinema hall is made to watch the lonely house of the psycho most of the time with his antics. Visits by his uncle along with a servant who does black magic in the house premises makes audience believe that there is something fishy. But all those speculations are shot down at the end.
Psycho Kannada Movie PosterPlot : Hero of the movie is a psychopath, who is in love with Pavana, a TV anchor. Dhanush helps Pavana in various ways. Pavana refuses to befriend him as he calls her repeatedly without revealing his identity. Then, all of a sudden she starts to love him! Pavana, once in conversation with Dhanush records his voice and gives it to her friend. Her friend, whose father is a doctor curing Dhanush reveals all the details about the psycho path. An anxious Pavana goes to Dhanush's house and rejects her love. Doctor then explains how a traumatic childhood had turned Dhanush into a psycho and how he was becoming normal after in love with Pavana. Pavana is sad to know now that because of her rejection, he is back to being a psycho and goes back to reunite with her love. But she only sees him dying and she starts living in psycho's house, rest of her life.

Dhanush needs more acting classes for his role. Anita lacks that heroine look. Most of the characters in the movie are new faces except for Padmaja Rao(of Mungaaru Male) as heroine's mother. So not much to say about acting. Most of the songs picturized seems ordinary compared to music and lyrics, which had become a huge hit. I also felt sometimes songs were out of place in the narration. Melodious 'Namma Naadu Karunaadu' song found in Psycho album, does not feature in the film. Brilliant camera work is the only highlight of the movie apart from music. But that too seems like an overkill as similar camera shots are shown repeatedly.

Till the last 15 minutes of the movie you dont know what is going on and you expect some twist in the tale. But that does not happen and all of a sudden all the flash back is thrusted upon the audience and the film is over in another 5 minutes. Entire movie is about 2 hours, so audience would have escaped another 30 or 60 minutes of torture compared to a regular movie. My recommendation to film goers is a strict no to this film. Still some questions remain unanswered : what is the purpose of the movie, if it does not cater either the class or the mass? OR are the movies based on psychopaths are made this way only?

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  1. is it so bad ?
    thank god I am not in India.
    Fortunate to miss the movie :)

  2. It is getting rave reviews everywhere. Anyway you can watch at your own risk! :D

  3. ಹಲವು ಮಂದಿಗೆ ಇಶ್ಟವಾದು ಸಿನಿಮ..

    ನಿಮಗೆ ಇಶ್ಟವಾಗದೇ ಇರೋದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ರುಚಿಯ ಮೇಲೆ ನಿಂತಿದೆ.....

    ಆದರೂ ಒಳ್ಳೇ ಸಿನಿಮ ಇದು.. ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ನೋಡಿದ್ದೀವಿ.

  4. ಮಾಯ್ಸ ರವರೇ, ತಮ್ಮ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ನೀವು ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಕಷ್ಟ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಅವರವರ ಅಭಿರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕ೦ತೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ - ’ಲೋಕೋ ಬಿನ್ನ ರುಚಿ’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರಲ್ಲ ಹಾಗೆ. ಇಲ್ಲಿರುವ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ನನ್ನ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯವಷ್ಟೇ.

  5. totally stupid useless sucking movie made in recent times.... wtf do these producers / directors think of audience.... i am running out of words to describe the stupidity of film....... STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR 2.5 hrs time..... WON'T APPEAL TO ANYONE WHO HAS NORMAL SENSE.



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