If you are willing to look in to the sensibility factor of the story, there are lot of plot points in the film Vettah that sort of sticks out. It is interesting because of the way the characters are connected in to the conflict of the plot, but the high amount of coincidences and the ambitious level of planning kind of disturbs our logical thinking.
It focuses on one particular case handled by Sreebala IPS. She and her colleague Cylex investigate a missing case of an actress. The investigation ends in the arrest of a man named Melvin. The mystery behind Melvin confuses Sreebala and Cylex even after the conclusion of the case. Vettah ultimately reveals that mysterious side of Melvin.
10:30 am Local call is another movie written by Arunlal Ramachandran who has wrote Vettah as well. In that movie too I had this issue in agreeing with the way the writer has constructed the master plan. It’s like “all this build up and mystery for this?” When the suspense gets revealed in the last quarter and you get to know the “personal” involvement of the main protagonists, it is likely that you would question the possibility of all that.
In a recent interview Manju Warrier has said that Vettah is highly realistic, but I have to say that there was too much of typical drama in characterization and development. Rajesh Pillai has managed to get the visuals in an appealing manner. He was also successful in creating a visual intrigue to the story. The weakness of the content is mainly in the screenplay. The sort of dialogues and the way the characters react has kept the movie in that conventional cinematic zone. As I said in the beginning, it is simply a revenge story and the kind of build up given to it is a little too much if you have that patience to back track the whole procedure. Cinematography and edits were good. It is not that the music or background score was poor, you can easily sense it is the work of Shaan Rahman (becoming too repetitive).
Manju Warrier in terms of looks is a convincing police officer. When it comes to dialogue delivery, she somewhat fails to add that much needed realism. The same issue was there in the performance of Kunchako Boban and Indrajth. Sandhya, Prem Prakash, Deepak Parambol and a lot of people are there in the cast who were just okay.
On the whole, Vettah has this attire of a moody psychological thriller. But when you rewind it and look closely, it has flaws along with thrills. The final verdict would be – average.
Vettah has this attire of a moody psychological thriller. But when you rewind it and look closely, it has flaws along with thrills. The final verdict would be - average.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended