Ezra review- An engaging one-time watch

Ezra review- An engaging one-time watch



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 11 February 2017

Movie Title

Ezra review- An engaging one-time watch


Jay K.

Star Cast

Prithviraj, Priya Anand

If you are at the theatres ready to be scared by director Jay K’s Ezra, well, this one is not intended to send a chill down your spine. Of course, there are some mystery elements to the storyline though.

Ranjan Mathew (Prithviraj) is a successful professional who is all set to shift to Kochi from Mumbai, with his wife Priya (Priya Anand). They start living in a huge ghost like bungalow in Kochi. Priya goes around picking antique articles to decorate their new home and buys a weird looking box from a store.

As you would have guessed by now, the box opens to several unprecedented happenings from then on. It’s soon revealed that it’s actually a dybbuk box, left behind by a Jew who is now dead.

Though the film has a storyline that barely packs many surprises, settings that are mandatorily included in movies of the genre and unnecessary detailing that makes it feel much longer than the film actually is, this one still qualifies as a nice attempt. This may not be a match when compared to the Conjuring series, Paranormal Activity or such edge of the seat thrillers but the sincerity in its making is seen.

There are enough opportunities to scare the viewers but the director doesn’t seem to have such an intention. Sujith Vaassudev’s brilliant visuals and Sushin Shyam’s music include the highlights of the movie.

Prithviraj comes up with a matured performance. With a dedicated performance, Priya Anand gives an authentic feel to her character. The rest of the cast have done their jobs in a fine way.

Ezra is far from great but is a good attempt. With better writing and lesser length this could perhaps have been in a different league. In the current form, it’s a fairly engaging one-time watch. 

Ezra review- Verdict: Above Average

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