Lisaa review: It is neither thrilling or engaging!
Anjali's Lisaa is a big bore but has its moments
Critic's Rating: 1.5/5
Friday 24 May 2019
Anjali, Sam Jones
It’s quite evident that debutant director Raju Viswanath has lifted the basic plot of ‘The Visit’, added an emotional ending along with a supernatural angle to serve it as the typical Tamil horror thriller, which ends with a preachy social message.
Lisaa (Anjali) decides to meet her grandparents and get a nod from them for her single mother’s second marriage. As Lisaa is planning to leave to the US, she wants her mom to have a companion and hence, insists her to remarry.
But Lisaa’s mom tells her dad unexpectedly lost his life only because she married him without the consent of her parents. Now Lisaa along with her friend (Sam Jones) go on a five-day trip to the Western Ghats to convince her grandparents.
From the beginning, Lisaa and her friend find that the former’s grandparents behave abnormally. Later, they find out that the old couple has murdered several youngsters. The climax also unveils the real identity of the old couple and their reason behind their brutal murders
The one and only positive aspect of Lisaa is the ‘3D effect’, good to see that PG Muthiah has given a good quality(visual) 3D film within the limited budget. Other than 3D visuals, there is nothing to write about the film, which neither thrills nor engages us, not even a single scene looks impressive despite having a good performer like Anjali in the lead role. Sadly, Anjali has been used as a teenager who tries too hard to look cute on the big screen. Sam Jones is adequate whereas the performance of the old couple is just passable.
Another solace for the audiences is the total runtime of the film is just 111 minutes but we are quite sure that you have a lot of quality options out there to spend your summer holidays.
Lisaa review: Bore