Unakkenna Venum Sollu Movie Review
CAST – DEEPAK PARAMESH | MIME GOPI | JAQLENE PRAKASH
DISTRIBUTOR – AURAA CINEMAS
PRODUCTION – JUNA PICTURES
PRODUCERS – N. SHANMUGA SUNDARAM | K. MOHAMED YASIN
DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY & DIALOGUES – SRINATH RAMALINGAM
CINEMATOGRAPHER – MANISH MURTHY
MUSIC DIRECTOR – SIVA SARAVANAN
EDITOR – HARRY HARAN
STORY – MRK | SRI KRISHNA
ART b- C.H. MOHANJI
The library of horror flicks has been rigidly running into monstrous numbers with more to experience in the theatres. While some of them have been ardently sticking to the commercial zones, few like last week release ‘Maya’ have been spearheading with new conceptualisations and technical excellence. This weekend, we have the much awaited Unakkenna Venum Sollu, a much familiar line that stands close to many hearts for embellishing the essence of father-daughter relationship in Ajith Kumar’s Yennai Arindhaal. Naturally, the makers found the best way to have the film reach the masses by replacing the erstwhile title ‘Daisy’ with this one.
What made the spotlights turned upon this flick again is the daring attempt of makers to release the film’s climax video much prior to the theatrical release, which isn’t something we have seen anytime sooner.
The film commutes between two different tales in the backdrops. One deals with a couple Shiva (Gunalan) and Pooja (Jaqlene Prakash) moving to a guest house in Chennai along with their son. Then we have Karthik (Deepak Paramesh) leading a life of ‘Single’ status, but is okay to get on for a date with girls. As a turn of coincidence, he gets connected through a strange phone call with Judy (Mourhrma), a divorcee and a mother of 8-yr old daughter Daisy. Meanwhile, the couple at guest house starts encountering paranormal activities, which scares them cold. These parallel stories get interconnected that brings open a buried past and what’s the actual darkness hidden out.
The characterisations are limited and director Srinath Ramalingam has very well handled on substantive delineations. They have a clear limning with dialogues that convey meaning rather than being clamorous.
Anu, the little girl becomes the showstopper though she appears only during few portions. Deepak Paramesh stands out commendably good in his portions emoting so much with efficiency. The climax portions are over the top.
Jaqlene gives a decent performance and she showcases some different dimensions in accordance to two different backdrops. Mime Gopi as usual does what is delivered to him with perfection. Mourhrma as Judy is groovy and Gunalan is good in his own style.
The first half has some gripping moments, but it takes some time for the actual conflict to show up. Usually a horror genre of film, especially the ones with exceptional plots as backdrops would actually have a crisp narration. Yes, Srinath Ramalingam carries such impact with his storytelling, but it could have yet shorter in duration.
The technical department involving background score and sound designing are decorously done. Moreover, the cinematography throws up the actual adrenaline rush with some Goosebumps treat now and then.
The climax winds up the horror-drama on a much emotional note, which would merely let some drawbacks instantly with its realms.