Dead or alive
These are the days of talents of short films stepping into Kollywood and making it big. The latest addition to the list is Barath Neelakantan, a techie who has ventured into direction after trying his hands in short films.
‘K13’ is a gripping whodunit thriller with its own plus and negative points. However, pros clearly overtake cons, making it one of the decent murder mystery stories of this year so far.
Madhiazhagan (Arulnithi) wants to become a filmmaker, but he is unable to succeed in his mission. One day, when he is drunk at a pub, he comes across Malarvizhi (Shraddha Srinath).
Malarvizhi is a self-obsessed writer and Madhiazhagan accompanies her to her place. The next day, when he wakes up, he finds himself tied to a chair and Malarvizhi murdered.
With difficulty, Madhiazhagan recollects things that happened since last night. He also starts searching her room to know more about her and tries his best to clear off evidences about his presence there.
Soon, he starts listening to conversations from the neighbours of Malarvizhi and decides to escape from the place before he gets caught. Is he able to do that? And, who killed Malarvizhi?
Arulnithi has continued from where he has left in ‘Iravukku Aayiram Kangal’ and has done a convincing job. Shraddha Srinath proves once again that she is a performer. Yogi Babu makes his presence felt in a brief role.
Sam CS has come up with an asset-like musical score, while G K Vishnu’s cinematography is a major strength. Ruben’s scissors has made the movie gripping from beginning till end.
While coming out of the theatre, we leave with a satisfying feel of watching a decent and gripping thriller, though there are a few issues in the movie, like a couple of loopholes.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5