Unable to quit writing, Kalaiyarasan gets an idea for a thriller story. He realizes that "fear" is the only emotion that never loses its sheen and begins writing a story. In order to write the story, he decides he needs to be alienated from civilization and heads for the hills. However, few mysterious incidents happen around him. Whatever he writes happens around him. In the beginning he is confused with the things happening around him and he soon gets scared as well as worried. He then realizes the serial killer he had conceived for his story is really a person, who is hell-bent on killing him. The rest of the plot of Uru revolves around who that serial killer is and why he wants to kill Kalaiyarasan.
Kalaiayarasan has been choosing offbeat scripts for a while now and this too is a noteworthy role. He has portrayed the role of a writer and done his part in a satisfactory manner. Dhansika too is not far behind the film's lead and has done a neat job once again. She too has been following Kalaiyarasan's path of choosing roles with substance and this film is a neat addition to her career. Her role is a major one in the film and she has exhibited her skills during the action sequences too. Although his role is not long, Mime Gopi once again gets the job done. Jayabalan shines in the role given to him.
Director Vicky Anand needs to be complimented for his efforts to make an offbeat thriller film. Not following the staple of horror films, Uru stands apart on its own. The film has a strong screenplay which proves to be its biggest strength. However, the climax of the film is dragged too long and gets on the nerves of the viewers. Had that been taken care of during the editing process, the film could have been a lot better. Despite the film not belonging to the horror genre, Johan Shevanesh's nails the pulse of the thriller film genre and delivers a top class background score. Prasanna S Kumar's cinematography skills come to the fore especially in the sequences shot at night time.
In short, Uru could have been better.