Dora Review- Watch it for Nayanthara

A horror thriller with a revenge angle which completely depends on its lead actor

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 03 April 2017

Movie Title

Dora Review- Watch it for Nayanthara


Doss Ramasamy

Star Cast

Nayanthara, Thambi Ramaih, Harish Uthaman

Dora is a horror thriller with a revenge angle which completely depends on its lead actor played by Nayanthara. And it is her charm, screen presence and amazingly committed performance that takes the film to the winning post.

The film opens on a chilling note when a woman is brutally raped and killed by few men inside an apartment. Pavalakodi (Nayanthara) and her dad (Thambi Ramaiah) lead a happy life. The doting dad wants his daughter to get married but she prefers to stay single and take care of him.  Meanwhile, to challenge her selfish aunt (now this one is quite silly), Pavalakodi decides to start a call taxi business and buys an old Austin Cambridge car, which she realizes later, is haunted by Dora (a dog).

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The rest of the film is all about how Dora and Pavalakodi take revenge against three North Indian criminals, who raped a young girl inside the car. Nayanthara features in virtually every frame of the film and carries it on her athletic shoulders.  It is a bold choice as an actress and Nayan is at her absolute best especially in the climax scenes. She not only looks good but has invested a lot to get that innocent look right with the perfect hair, make-up and pastel coloured cotton kurtis.

The first half is slow and director Doss Ramasamy seems to have written a convenient screenplay which adopts many of the typical clichés associated with films in this genre. The film actually begins only in the second half with a convincing back story and gripping moments in the climax. But even as the film hobbles, its leading lady continues to take giant strides and she gives us a hero that’s hard not to root for.

Thambi Ramaiah is annoying as the caring dad and he hams it up big time. Harish Uttaman has nothing much to do. Technically Dinesh Krishnan's cinematography is perfect for a horror thriller, especially the night shots and the Vivek-Mervin duo too has done a commendable job.

Despite its bumps, the film is seldom boring and is a one-time watch for the knockout performance of Nayanthara.

Dora Review- Verdict: Watch it for Nayanthara

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