Psycho Movie Review : Udhayanidhi, Aditi and Nithya Menon film.
Psycho Movie Review: Udhayanidhi, Aditi and Nithya Menon film
Director Mysskin created his trademark style with his work and for a connoisseur of his film brand, Psycho became the epitome of filmmaking. The film has everything that Mysskin screams and you feel scared, upset, excited and shocked. Psycho Movie Review.
Psycho follows the story of a psychopath (Raj) who goes on a killing spree. He only kills women and their heads are his trophies. Dahini (Aditi Rao Hydari), a leading radio jockey, is kidnapped by the serial killer and when he tries to behead her, there is a feeling of calm on her face that challenges him. She also challenges him that visually impaired Gautham (Udhayanidhi Stalin) will come for him.
In the meantime, Kamala (Nithya Menen), a quadriplegic and a former sub-inspector, would help Gautham solve the case. Gautham’s plan to snatch the psychopath and save Dahini despite his shortcomings is at the heart of the story.
Psycho was considered the most violent film and certainly lives up to the title. You see beheading, blood splatters, headless corpses and naked people. The jump scares work very well due to the violence and the annoying graphics.
Mysskin’s stamp is visible everywhere in his characters. The women in his world never hesitate to swear, and the men try everything to crawl people out. Although the film has certain brilliant segments, it’s not exhilarating to see how the director stalks, masturbates, and feels empathetic to a murderer.
There’s a lot of pretentiousness in Psycho and that’s the downfall. Udhayanidhis Gautham is a crazy stalker who follows Dahini everywhere. But the heroine falls in love with the tropics of Tamil cinema. Gautham is also willing to sacrifice his life to save Dahini. Not predictable at all.
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s character is pretty much signed. We’ll see how much he falls in love with Dahini, but we don’t see what he feels when he faces the killer. Aditi expresses her vulnerability and persistence with her helpless expression. Nithya Menen as a rude cop is tough, but her dialogues, especially when she swears, are pretty strange.
As Mysskin said, in Psycho you can empathize with the villain who brutally killed 15 people. Some of the segments are problematic and an author like Mysskin could have addressed them properly. There are eccentric characters in Psycho that would shock you. The character of the villain’s teacher is fascinating and makes you wonder if what she did was right or wrong.
On the way to the climax, Mysskin dilutes the mood of the film by staging great plays that add nothing. If he had only avoided them, Psycho would have a crucial impact on your gut.
The cameraman Tanveer Mir uses light to convey the mood of the film. The dingy dungeon is lit red and shows the psychopath’s anger. Similarly, Gautham enters a hole (literally and metaphorically) in a scene and shows his way of thinking.
Ilaiyaraaja’s music and his use of silence are a great asset to a film like Psycho. Director Ram worked in an insured role and did his best. Similarly, actresses Renuka and Singampuli provided nuanced performances.