Movie Review: The Road
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TRISHA IN "THE ROAD"
DANCING ROSE SHABEER
Written & Directed by
ARUN VASEEGARAN, DFT.
Music composer - SAM C.S
Director of cinematography -K G VENKATESH, DFT.
Editor -A.R.SHIVARAJ, M.sc,DFT.
Art director -SHIVAYADAV
Stunt -PHEONIX PRABU
Make up - S.RAVI
Costume designer - CHAITHANYA RAO
Costumer - NATARAJ
Line producers - ERANIELKONAM.M.J.RAJAN, YERAGASELVAN & GANESH GOPINATH
Executive producer -
A. JAI SAMPATH & SUBRAMANIDOSS
Pro - DIOMOND BABU
Publicity Designs - SHABEER
Mira ( Trisha) is pregnant and under doctors advise cannot go on a road trip with her son and husband ( Santosh Prathap). But due to a mishap both die in a freak accident.
Maya ( Shabeer) is a college professor in a rural college. His world falls apart when he is falsely accused of molestation by a college student Priya whose forced love for him is unrequited.
In the meanwhile when Mira visits the accident site on the highway with her friend ( Mia George) she finds another accident taking place before her eyes. But when she goes to the cops they rubbish the idea since no trace of any vehicle is found.
But, not giving up, Mira now starts digging deeper until she finds that several accidents have been taking place on that highway.
What is the reason? Does she unravel the deepening mystery ? Who is behind this sinister plot?
The film is a suspense thriller and to the director's credit he does manage to build up the mystery and keep the suspense going till the second half when the big reveal takes place.
Trisha is in superb form as the mom and wife and later in full on action mode as she turns investigator and packs a mean punch and doesnt flinch in using the gun or battering enemies with stones. She carries the film on her shoulders.
Santhosh Prathap is good in his brief appearance. Mia George does justice to her role.
Dancing Rose Shabeer's talent is on full display yet again in his timid, desperate and later villainous avatars. He brings credibility with his body language and dialogue delivery.
MS Bhasker is a delight to watch yet again, in a serious role this time.
The director brings in a wide range of topics and seems to have worked on the details which add to the thrills and the suspense.
The bgm supports the screenplay and the camerawork is solid.
On the flip side, the latter half proceedings seem a tad hurried. Some of the modus operandi used by the villains dont seem quite credible, given by how big they have grown. Nobody questions their spiralling sudden success. There are also some gory,grusome scenes, which seem to be a lot these days in Tamil cinema.
Keeping away from unnecessary distractions like romance or comedy tracks, The Road sticks to the plot, tries something different story wise, and makes for an interesting watch overall.