Starring: Adhi and Sindhu Menon
Producer: Dil Raju and Shankar
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Music: S Thaman
Vaishali directed by Shankar’s associate Arivazhagan is a crime thriller that makes you glue to the screens with an interesting storyline. The movie features Sindhu Menon, Aadhi, Nandha in the main roles while Srinath, Saranya Mohan and Lakshmi Ramakrishnan played the other important roles. Director informs that Vaishali is a seat-edge thriller on super-natural elements.
Vasu (Aadhi) is an ACP and is called to investigate a case on suicide of Vaishali (Sindhu Menon) who is a young house wife and lives in a posh apartment. Vasu gets shocked seeing the body of his ex-lover. The story progresses with intermix of flashback scenes of their love and the current investigation. Vasu and Vaishali meet each other in their college days and falls in love but fail to enter the wed-lock as Vaishali’s father opposes. Vaishali later marries a businessman Bala (Nandha), and looks like they are leading a happy life until she committed suicide. The rays of suspicion fall on Bala (Nandha) and the neighbors. Meanwhile, four murders take place in the same apartment and Vasu gets to know the shocking revelations during his investigation. What are those revelations and shocking scenes has to be watched on the big-screens.
Aadhi did a great job in the film and has delivered a remarkable performance. He fits the bill well as a suave cop. His looks and body language are apt and credible. Sindhu Menon’s characterization is well-written and presented. She has got into the skin of the character as a middle class girl. Saranya Mohan is convincing while Nandha in a negative role outshines. Other cast has done their bit as required.
Thaman’s music is definitely a plus for the film and full-marks to the background score of the film. Cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa is outstanding. He has captured the film on different color tone as major scenes in the film are filled with water which is an asset to Vaishali. The SFX team deserves a special mention for their good job. Arivazhagan came up with brilliant storyline but the presentation of the film is a bit confusing. Screenplay is mediocre and you might have seen few of the scenes in many other thrillers which is a minus to Vaishali. Editing in the second-half of the film could have been better by trimming off few scenes.
Vaishali is a supernatural psychological thriller and is innovative regarding the concept. But the director has mixed up the love story in the flashback, which leads to a confusion in the storyline, as at one point of time you might think if u have come for a love story film. Nevertheless, Vaishali have its entertaining elements in the form of thrills and few twists and twirls in the story. Well, Dil Raju needs to be praised for bringing on a distinct film from the routine stuff to the Telugu movie lovers.
One time watcher!!!