The Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul starrer Ratsasan (2018), a psycho-thriller has become an unexpected hit – the film released a whole week ago, and it is a full house here in one of the large screens in Luxe, Jazz Cinemas. Vishnu Vishal has benefited from acting in some good films like Indru Netru Naalai (2015) and Mundasupatti (2014). Amala Paul, Munishkanth Ramdoss, Suzane George have all done their roles well.

The story is a familiar one, of young school girls being brutally tortured and killed by a serial killer who leaves no trails. There are no unexpected twists or turns, yet thanks to a brilliant screenplay with no dull moments the film by Director Ramkumar comes out as an engaging one. The gruesome murders hit you hard in the first few minutes itself, and you are left with a stomach-churning feeling throughout. The last time I felt this way was when I watched –  Vettaiyadu Vilayadu (2006).

Whereas in Sethupathi (2016), the action by Human Rights Commission plays an important role and adds to the excitement, in Ratsasan they come out unconvincing, so was the arrogance displayed by the reporting officer Lakshmi’s character.

Overall, a good thriller for this festive season.

விஷ்ணு விஷால், அமலா பால் -ராட்சசன் (2018)

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