Vasuki (Nayanatara), a Kathakali dancer lives happily with her daughter Akshaya (Ananya) and her husband, an advocate Venkat Malluri (Mammootty) in an apartment. Suddenly she fractures her hand and starts behaving abnormally growing suspicious of everyone including her husband’s colleague reporter Kavya (Rachana Narayanakutty).
She even complains against a fruit seller and fish seller to DCP Deepa (Sheelu Abraham). To find out the mystery behind Vasuki’s behavior watch Vasuki on silver screen.
Nayanatara performed well giving intense expressions and showing emotions on screen. She looked gorgeous and beautiful. Most of the time she attracted with her expressive eyes.
Mammootty’s role is very limited except for the climax. He came with a subdued performance and with no important role to play, he ended up like a comedian.
Others like Sheelu Abraham, Rachana performed according to their roles.
Film doesn’t have many songs and Gopi Sunder elevated the scenes with his background music. Cinematography of Roby took the film to new level. Editing of Vivek Harshan could have been better as there are many drags in the film.
Director Sajan could have included more interesting twists and turns and fastened the narration to create even powerful impact. Production values are good.
Director Sajan tried to attract all coming with a thriller dealing with the atrocities against women. He sent a strong message asking women to speak out their problems but despite few interesting elements, he ended up testing the patience of the movie lovers with the slow pace of narration.
Though the film is just 2hrs 15 min, it looked even lengthier as entire film dragged at a snail’s pace. Director in order to gain sympathy to heroine’s character tried to highlight her ordeal showing her suffering repeatedly and this could have been easily avoided. Director wasted most of the time with repetitive dialogues and scenes and only during the climax the real twist generates interest. However even that one was dragged a lot leaving viewers scratching their heads.
The film missed many logics and people will be leaving the theaters with many unanswered questions. The film’s plot reminds that of Mohan Lal’s blockbuster Drushyam but it do not come anywhere near it. Director failed with his story, screenplay and direction.
Vasuki tests the patience of the viewers. Yet it is worth a watch for the performance of the leading lady Nayanthara.