Film Review: Memories
Actor Vetri's Memories directed by Syam- Praveen hits screens on March 10th.
The story deals with a scientist who wants to experiment with erasing memories of people. In this, he feels that family is a burden. What happens when his son realises this?
But wait, is this the real story, or is it something else? For that one has to watch Memories.
Actor Vetri is seen in 4 different looks in the film and seems to have put his best foot forward. But the convoluted screenplay and poor writing lets him down. After a while one ceases to be invested in his character(s) and their back stories.
Characters come and go, or change identity so fast. The staging seems amateurishly done at many places and the gloomy, rundown interiors of ' operation' rooms, the constant chases and performance of few characters, only adds to the piling disinterest.
The 'story' is being narrated from the beginning, which is another downer.
The character of Janaki by talented Kaari actor, Parvathy Arun is under -utilused. Dayyana Hameed does a decent job of her limited role.
Though the camerawork is good, the constant movement, narration and changing characters and names piling up are tough to keep track of.
The locations are well chosen, the songs leave a mark and few scenes do keep the suspense and tension going.
Perhaps the team had something significant to communicate with their very different choice of subject dealing with memories. Though the film does keep you rivetted in the beginning, the screenplay, staging, and narrative style, could have been better handled to drive home the point in an engaging manner.
Vettri - venki
Ramesh thilak- saravanan
Hareesh peradi - interviewer
Rnr manohar- perumal
Sajil - abhinav
Production House - Shijuthameen's Film Factory
Producer - Shijuthameens
Story&Direction - Syam-Praveen
Dop - Armo & Kiran Nupital
Editor - San Lokesh
Music - Gavaskar Avinash
Dialouge - Ajayan Bala
Script - Syam-Praveen & Vipin Krishnan
Costume Design - Sambath
Make-up - S A Shanmukham
Sound Design - Sachin Sudhakaran & Hariharan M (Sync Cinema)
Sound Mixing - Aravind Menon
Stunt - Ashraf Gurukkal
DI - Rangrays Media Works Cochin
Colorist - Liju Prabhakar
Vfx - Magmyth
Lyrics - Anbuchezhian
Production Controller - S Nagaraj
Stills - Sreeraj Krishnan
Publicity Design - Adhin Ollur
PRO: Sathish AIM