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Watchman review: A half baked crime thriller

Watchman is a crime thriller set inside a bungalow which is taken over by a terrorist gang.

Source: Sify

By: MOVIEBUZZ

Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Friday 12 April 2019

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Movie Title

Watchman

Director

Vijay

Star Cast

GV Prakash, Suman, Samyuktha Hedge, Suman

Director Vijay is back with Watchman, a crime thriller set inside a bungalow which is taken over by a terrorist gang. 

The film is all about how a youngster (GV Prakash) gets into the bungalow to steal money so that he can settle the debts to a local loan shark. But the poor fellow does not know the trouble that awaits him inside the huge house, which he thinks was locked up.

The simple plot written by Vijay is quite interesting but the screenplay and repeated scenes makes it look half-baked. There are no big twists and turns in the film which largely depends on GV Prakash and the dog Bruno to carry it forward. The constantly moving camera and the pulsating background score (by GV Prakash) is the saving grace.

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There is nothing much happening in the first half— as we are told about GV Prakash’s backstory and the number of times he falls down from the moment he enters the building. At intermission, we are introduced to the terrorist gang who speaks Hindi and the bungalow owner, a retired top police officer(Suman)!


As usual, GV Prakash looks earnest and sincere, he has done his work with utmost dedication both as a composer and actor. After GV Prakash, the dog Bruno looks cute and attracts us. But both Bruno and Prakash can’t save the sinking ship, especially when the Captain himself is not in his best form. Samyuktha Hedge, Suman, Raj Arun, and Yogi Babu are just adequate 

Nirav Shah’s cinematography maintains the thrill factor throughout with his frames and color tone, he also rightly capture the expressions of the actor despite the night effect. Watchman’s another positive aspect is the crisp runtime of 95 minutes.

Despite the crisp runtime, top technicalities and sincere effort from the actors, Watchman fails to engage us and ends up as yet another wishy-washy film.

Watchman review: An Average crime thriller