Pisaasu Movie Review

This ‘Ghost’ doesn’t scare you really, instead confuses

Reviews 19-Dec-2014 1:53 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Directed by : Mysskin
Produced by : B Studios
Starring : Naga, Prayaga Martin, Harish Uthaman
Music : Arrol Corelli
Cinematography : Ravi Roy
Editing : Gopinath

There is always a risk involved in making a horror film. If you’re really a master of this art genre, then you’ll have to scare them, turn on their Goosebumps, unleash their adrenaline rush and excite them with smile and chills. And if it doesn’t work out, there is no way from the ‘Ghost’ being ridiculed with fun and comments. In the recent times, the genre of horror has turned to be an unstoppable league in Tamil cinema and we find at least a couple of them releasing every week. But it really grabs your attention to see a couple of filmmakers, the unorthodox masters of unconventional films picking this genre. Pisasu directed by Mysskin and produced by Bala stars Naga and Prayaga Martin in lead characters.

What seems to be a culmination by the very first scene of this film literally turns to be a beginning of mysteries and emotions. You fall in love at first sight when you’re about to pass away from this world. This is the situation of a beautiful girl Bhavani (Prayaga Martin) who is severely hit to death by an accident and Siddarth (Naga) goes on for her rescue, but only to see her die bathing in blood with her hands woven with his. Imbibed to melancholies and severe disturbance, he is unable to lead normal life even months after this had happened. But sooner, he is exposed to some paranormal activities in his home and the ghost of Bhavani is already residing there.

If you think we have broken the mystery, you’re wrong as the suspense would itself surprise you by the end.

There is nothing great or specific to mention about the star-cast. Mysskin and his mannerisms live in every characters and technicians. Naga with his overflowing hair covering up his face always beaten by mysteries is fine on his show. Prayaga Martin appears in her actual looks not more than 5 minutes, but leaves a trenchant impact with her beauty. Radharavi as her father takes a sleepwalk on his role. Others in the cast have nothing to be blamed and they execute every mannerism from Mysskin with excellence.

The show runs for less than 2 hours and that’s a big privilege for the audiences, who hate up the long and lengthy flicks. But again, the way story proceeds, most of them with visually dragging finally gives you the same impression of spending 180 minutes. There are lots of logic that goes missing, which in other words can be regarded as an amateurish factor. It’s a large and grand apartment, but we find not more than 5 characters. The point where the actual mystery is opened up could have been winded up instantly, but Mysskin drags it more for no reason. The gory and disturbing elements we find during the climax actually have a negative impact on the audiences and it almost lets you forget the best moments in this film.

Background score by Arrol Corelli is spellbinding and his esthetical approach to violin is brilliance. Mysskin deserves the best appreciations for his focus on sound editing. Even the minute sound details are very well projected. Cinematography looks pale in few scenes as we get a nauseating feel to see the cam panning and tilted up for no reason.

What works?

Background score
First half
Performances of star-cast
Few scary moments
Sound effects

What doesn’t work?

Mysskin fails to convey the basic story with clearness
Second half
Few disturbing elements in climax that shocks
Too many complicated camera angles and slow motions.

Verdict : This ‘Ghost’ doesn’t scare you really, instead confuses

Stars : 4.5/10

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