Saturday 17 November 2012
Dulquer, Shikha, Sreenivasan, Riya
Well, it's perhaps the perfect settings for a thriller. Debutant director Roopesh Peethambaran starts off the initial scenes of 'Theevram' in quite a promising way but all the excitement dies down pretty soon.
The story is about Harshvardhan (Dulquer Salmaan), who studied medicine but his passion was music. He is fighting against certain injustices meted out to him. Since any more explanations could reveal the storyline, we would better not play spoilsports.
The director, who has scripted the film himself, is focused on a handful of characters here. No problems about that if it has been told well. The climax is narrated during the first half and then, the incidents that led to it all are being told as flashbacks.
With incidents that are far from convincing and a script, which is not so great by any means, the film moves ahead in highly predictable lines. There are some sequences aimed at adding to the thrills and some to tickle the funny bone, but both the attempts falls flat.
The performances by the actors are pretty ordinary and it never helps the film in anyway as well. The visuals by Hari Nair and the music by Roby Abraham are good.
Dulquer, who made quite an impression with Second Show and Ustad Hotel, come up with a rather okay show at best. Sreenivasan is good and Anu Mohan is pretty fine in his role of an auto rickshaw driver. Debutante Shikha Nair, who plays Dulquer's wife, has nothing much to do.
Theevram attempts to be stylish but ends up as an amateurish, half-baked attempt. Go at your own risk please!