|Photographer||Dinesh Krishnan B|
Director Ranjit Jayakodi has to be appreciated for delivering a well crafted cybercrime thriller film, that mainly focuses on mis-use of privacy, and revenge. Vijay Sethupathi's acting is on point, while Sam CS's background score keeps us hooked to the film.
Vijay Sethupathi is an aspiring music director, with a grey side to his past. In present he owns a musical instruments shop, and in a turn of events Gayathrie, a music teacher walks in to his shop to purchase a Violin. This interaction quickly blossoms into a comfortable relationship. Meanwhile, Gayathrie opens up to Sethupathi that she feels like some one is following her. In return, he dismisses it stating that she is just being paranoid. And that's when the movie kicks in.
Sethupathi receives an inappropriate picture of Gayathrie from an unknown number. While he tries to digest it, a video of her changing in a trail room follows shortly., and that's when he realises that his girlfriend is actually being stalked. He takes it upon himself to find out who is sending all these images and videos, who is stalking her and what's their motive. The rest of the plot revolves around the mystery and Sethupathi trying to find a solution to put an end to this through a maze of twists and turns.
Puriyaatha Puthir mainly focuses on various emotions, revenge and mis-use of cyberspace. The main advantage of the movie is Vijay Sethupathi, he scored the film with his casual acting when he is a simple man with aspiring dreams and his anguished reactions when he gets to know the enormity of the situation his loved one is tangled up in. While Gayathrie's acting could have been much better, she appeared to be struggling really hard to fit into the role.
Director Ranjit Jeyakodi has done justice to the story, and as promised kept the audience on the edge of the seat, wondering what's going to happen next. Towards the climax he was able to push us into a whirlpool of rioting emotions. Though the ending could have been a little different, it still was unexpected.
Music composer Sam CS deserves an applause, as his background score was absolutely enthralling. It elevated and dropped at the right moments, constantly keeping us hooked to the film. While his songs were good but not that great, no complaints can be made about the way he scored the bgm. Dinesh Krishnan's cinematography skills are totally on point, and the angles used in frames adds another layer of mystry through out the movie.
In short, Puriyaatha Puthir, is a cybercrime thriller which is definitly worth a watch.