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After exhibiting his expertise in romantic, action and thriller movies, Mysskin has now set a stage with the financial help of Bala to showcase his knowledge in the horror genre. He has not only set the stage but has brought out the best of the actors and the technicians to make the play, an emotionally driven experience to the audience.
Right from the beginning of the movie, the focus of the director remains the same and so he has provided a very neat screenplay. Characterization stands as a pillar to this wonderful screenplay. Unlike his previous movies, humour quotient is much higher in this movie which is most needed nowadays to make the impatient audience involve themselves in the movie. Some directors fail to bring out the chemistry between the lead actors on screen in their respective movies. But Mysskin has succeeded in illustrating the love between a soul and a human. It is his second attempt to come out of his safe zone right after ‘Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum’. This time he has got the much needed recognition what he deserves. Usually, the dark themes in Mysskin’s movies reach the younger lot of audience easily but fail to do so with the family audience. With Pisaasu, it is now evident that Mysskin’s ideas cater to all the sections of the audience. One could see even an eight year old responding to the various thrills and chills in the movie. Despite being a ghost flick, it has Mysskin’s touch here and there which altogether provides a different experience to the audience who are used to the conventional way of narration of a horror movie. A scene where the ghost conveys the male lead via the witch, who has come to drive her out, that it is nothing but her is a sample.
Yet another element that travels along, in most parts of the movie is the back ground music. This heart touching music has been delivered by the new find Arrol Corelli. In fact, this BGM elevates the scenes and the performance of the actors to a much higher level. This new face has done the much needed justice to this script in a similar way like what Ilaiyaraja did to Mysskin’s previous attempt, ‘Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum’.
As far as the actors are concerned, it is veteran Radha Ravi who comes late in the movie but excels and stamps his identity amidst the brilliant sequences towards the closure. The scene where he cries, requests and moves towards his daughter by crawling for sure will make people feel a father’s pain. Till her death, the female lead, Prayaga Martin appears as a beautiful girl. But soon after death, when she comes as a ghost, she is being portrayed as an ugly creature as if she died due to some fire accident. Also we cannot witness the facial expressions from the male lead Naga, as half of his face is being covered by hair. His scoring part is mostly his body language and dialogue delivery. But this demeanour of the ghost and Naga, planned by the director sets up the mood of the movie.
Cinematography is yet another department that has supported the director well. Climax sequence deserves a special mention here.
After a long time, I could see people appreciating the work by clapping at the end of the movie. Similar to that of ‘Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum’, a title sequence scrolls at the end of the movie with metaphors for each character. Many love this too. After coming out of the movie hall watching Pisaasu, rather than the horror factor, love factor will linger in the minds of the audience.
Dhileepan Kumaresan

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