An investigation film with more brain than full fire packed action.
The chief, who was known for his Sherlock Holmes –like investigative ability and brilliant mind, seems to have lost his fire and passion for the job. He has an unhappy family life as well and his only relief is when he is with his daughter whom he loves above everything else. But then, a letter arrives in his office and suddenly he is jolted into action. The writer of the letter is a self-confessed admirer of Chandrasekhar and wishes to rekindle the fire in him and invites him to a game of hide and seek. The letter directs him to visit the beach at Avanikotta. Taking up the challenge, Chandrasekhar visits Avanikotta next day and is shocked to see the body of a murdered woman by name Alice, lying in the beach. Next to the body lay a children’s alphabet book with the letter ‘A’ scored off. The writer turns out to be a serial killer and there seems to be a pattern in his killings. He follows the alphabets in an ascending order to select the name of his prey and the next killings is going to be a woman with D as the first letter in her name. To his shock and dismay, Chandrasekhar realizes that both his wife and daughter have names starting with the letter D. The investigation gets personal now with his family being dragged into the plot. At any rate, he must protect his family. He goes after the murderer with renewed vigour and intensity.
Mohanlal – Excellent – He looks good and cool as laid back and cool Cop, a smooth-talking as well as sophisticated chief of MCD gives an electrifying performance in a role.
Priyamani has grasped her role well and looks convincing.
Narain with his good looks and charm, has performed well.
Babu Antony has done what has been demanded off him quite creditably.
Other artists Jagathy, Anoop Menon, Devan, Roma, and Mitra have done a good job
Script – Good
Direction – Good
Mohanlal – Looks good as a Cool Cop.
Background Music – Very good
Suspense element and justification of killing has worked out well
Lacks that edge of the seat thriller feeling most of the time.
First half is a bit boring.
Verdict: Decent Thriller.