Athiran Directed by debutant Vivek is a psychological thrill ride and it is not a revamp of Shutter Island. The individuals who spread that news has observed just the trailer. Both the film falls in a similar classification. Dr M.K. Nair is a specialist in the government-supported organization, sent to a remote royal residence turned-mental shelter which is a puzzle to untouchables.
Determined to explore and report the unnatural methods for medicines on detainees by Dr Benjamin played sublimely by Atul Kulkarni, the guardian and specialist at the refuge, M.K. Nair is compelled to burrow profound, finding the interesting facts about the office and its detainees.
Fahadh Faasil, who plays the lead, has performed easily as usual. A couple of complex scenes request the best from him. Atul Kulkarni’s screen nearness is opulent, unpretentious and admirable. However, it is Sai Pallavi, playing a medically introverted yet baffling character called Nitya, who thrills everybody. With only three or four exchanges in the whole film, she concocts a splendid act. Different actors including Lena, Sudev Nair and Renji Panicker have done equity to their jobs.
The major disadvantages of the film are the equivocalness and openness of some characters. Pre-climax portions are hauled without a doubt and one can anticipate probably a few turns towards the end. P.F Mathews’ writing, after his outstanding work for Ee. Mama. Yau. does not have that moving component regarding a few characters and now and again, storyline.
It needs fire for a stunning background and the panic factor sooner or later is dull. Extraordinary cinematography by Anu Moothedath and score by Ghibran emerge. Art department deserves a special mention.
Athiran is for better than expected dimension watchers who can process moderate suspenseful thrill rides.
My Rating 3/5