Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru review: A well executed whodunit murder mystery
Engages us throughout and keep throwing surprises till the end.
Wednesday 28 December 2016
Rahman, Prakash, Delhi Ganesh, Anjana, Yashika
Newcomer Karthick Naren’s Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is a well executed whodunit murder mystery thriller. Only very few debut filmmakers grab our attention with lesser known actors and showcase technical excellency in limited budgets. Early this year Ashwin Saravanan’s Maya had set a benchmark for horror thriller in Tamil cinema, as the film had a water tight screenplay and stunning technicalities. Similarly, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru will raise the bars for murder mystery thrillers in Kollywood.
Retired cop Deepak (Rahman) recalls his famous unsolved psycho killer case to a young man, who wants to become an IPS officer. Six years back, one of the regular days of Deepak begins in his police station. As he gets into his cabin, head constable tells Deepak about a suicide case but during the investigation, they get to know it’s a murder.
While Deepak tries to find the reason behind the mysterious murder, he gets another call saying an young girl is missing from her apartment with visible blood traces on the floor. Deepak makes tremendous progress in cracking the real murderer and also finds a strange connect between these cases but he is unable to arrest anyone. Why? Watch the film on the big screen
To be honest, the story of Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is not new for someone, who regularly watch Malayalam films as they have made some fascinating investigative thrillers on par with world cinema. But Karthick Naren steals the show with his execution, his non-linear screenplay and slick production values make it a compelling watch.
It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Karthick Naren has used sound design and camera angles to narrate the story. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru has its flaws as well, a constable in Tamil Nadu having high degree English conversation with his superior officer is unbelievable.Though Rahman is fine with his expressions, he still struggles with his Tamil dialogue delivery and not quite convincing as the protagonist.
Despite these minor drawbacks, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru engages us throughout and keep throwing surprises till the end.
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru review - Verdict: Good watch