Movie Review : SAMARA
Writer & Director -Charles joseph
Producer -Mk subhakarn,
Anuj Varghese villyadath
Dop - Sinu sidharth
Art - Ranjith kotheri
Action - Dinesh kasi
Music - Deepak warrier
RR - Gopi sunder
Editor - Don max, RJ Pappan
Costume - Mariya cinu
Distribution _ TOO M CINEMA ( VINOD SABAREESH )
Rahman as Antony Jay
Bharath as Dr zakeer Raza khan
Sanjana dipu as Jaani
Binoj villya as Dr Alan Moses
Rahul madhav as Dr Azad
Govind krishna as Acp Senthil Kuma
Tinij as SI Abhay
Viviya santh as Honey
Veer aryan as Milan Bawa
Dinesh lamba as James
Sonali sudan as Geetha
Darish chinoy as priest Abraham
Tom scot as IG kishore
Bishal prasanna as Soori
The story of Samara ( Malyalam dubbed in Tamil) a sci-fi thriller unfolds in Himachal Pradesh. A former army personnel has a daughter, Jaani, who due to a series of events, contracts a,deadly disease of a man-made virus, part of a bio chemical warfare being unleashed by terrorists. The virus,turns humans into beasts. This deadly virus, dates back to Hitler's times and the vaccine secret is held by an old lady in Germany.
Rahman plays the officer in charge of foiling the terror plans of the enemy. Does he succeed in saving Jaani's life? Does he capture the terrorists? Or is there a deeper secret which is yet to unfold? What is the dark secret of Dr Zakir ( Bharath)?
The sci fi elements, the hunt and the thrilling scenes in the snow, especially the ones related to Jaani and the virus are chilling and well presented.
The ideas explored about the bio chemical weapon and its history are interestingly shown in the screenplay.
The cast has done a good job, especially the lead actors. Rahman carries the film with his swag and brings credibility to his character.
The father and daughter scenes are emotional and at the same time chilling towards the end.
The snow clad mountains and scenery add a character of their own and make for great visuals. Kudos to the camera team.
The edits are slick and the bgm is sound.
On the flip side, there are several grusome scenes which are not for the fainthearted. At times the screenplay is a tad slow which is a dampener.
Overall, Samara ( watch out for the ending) makes for an interesting watch.