Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eeram (tamil movie): Review

Horror/suspense whodunits are a rarity in Tamil cinema, so this one, with its pace, slickness and reasoning is a welcome relief among mainstream movies. Forget the Dark Water inspiration, this one is definitely a must-watch.
( Img: Sindu with Saranya )

At first, there seems to be nothing in director Shankar's latest production, Eeram (colloquial translation: dampness) to indicate what the movie is all about. The promos show water -- lots of it -- with artistic splashes in an aesthetic fashion. Debutant director Arivazhagan, who has written and directed the film, has turned out a horror/suspense film that strives to score points on logic, novelty and raciness.

The best part is that he actually makes you cling to the edge of the seat most of the time. No mean feat, considering the limitations on mainstream Tamil cinema.

Writer Sujatha's influence is pretty obvious in many scenes, be it the romance in Trichy, or the books Ramya holds when she's relaxing. In fact, the thriller portion itself is an inspired version of one of the writer's short stories, with extra fittings, of course. [ Read more @ Rediff ]

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