Palaces and Ghosts have been inseparable terms in the history of mankind. This isn’t merely a fiction, but owns a toast of reality. From the gigantic palaces of India to the orthodox castles of Poland, which are now observed as museums today, there are hearsays that claim there’s a ghost screaming heard during late nights. Ah! The reason behind citing this here is to justify that Annabelle Sethupathi is a better movie. However or Whatever, one might try to add on the best side, the movie runs dearth of such elements. No offence: Annabelle Sethupathi often has most of its characters stating (Especially the Yogi Babu character), all stories are time-worn and there’s no logic in ghost stories.
After a certain extent, it turns out to be an irking point as we recognize that director Deepak Sundarrajan is purposely using it to make up. There have been a myriad of ghost stories even during the days of Deepak’s father as director (Famous filmmaker Sundarajan far-famed for blockbuster and critically acclaimed hits), but the modernized tales lack the punch to evoke right kind of laughter. From the very beginning of the story, we see those multi-starrer cast doing nothing but silly annoying slapstick chases, much alike the lame package of Rohit Shetty Golmaal franchise.
What looks promising is the chemistry between Vijay Sethupathi and Taapsee Pannu. With the producers at Passion Studios having these India’s finest actors, they could have attempted a better bet with some exceptional movie, which would have surely been an asset to them. In contrast, Annabelle Sethupathi fails to impress us. Except for the onscreen chemistry of Vijay Sethupathi and Taapsee (Those flashback portions), there’s nothing impressive.
Technically, background score needs special mention as even the lame scenes get some life with the musical works. When it comes to cinematography, editing and art department, there’s nothing unique.
A humble request to Passion Studios producers! Please don’t Vijay Sethupathi as a Poster element to draw audience. Please come up with a good story that his full-fledged screen presence. With Seethakaathi having his presence only for 25 minutes and Annabelle Sethupathi not more than 30 minutes, there’s nothing for the audience to get enthralled.
Annabelle Sethupathi Movie Review
Verdict: Neither Slapstick nor the horror elements create an impact