Horror movies are a safe bet in any movie industry and Tamil cinema is no exception but when Mysskin announces that his next film asPisaasu, it certainty created huge curiosity. An inevitable question aroused , how on earth a sensible film maker like Mysskin will opt for a horror film which is ought to be filled with amusements and superstition but hands down Mysskin for breaking every given stereotype for a horror movie.
The very first shot which depicts a group of people running towards a heavily injured girl (Prayaga) who was just hit and run by a car. Among the three men who help her, she holds the hand of a young violinist, Siddharth (Naga) and there you go, the beautiful diva passes away straight at looking his eyes. As you guess, the girl turns into a Pisaasu and haunts Naga’s house. Once Naga starts experiencing the paranormal activities, he slowly gets to know the reason behind her death. The rest of the story tells us an emotionally driven poetic climax, where we witness an unexpected decision taken by the devil itself.
What makes Pisaasu as easily one of the best unique horror movies ever told is Mysskin’s treatment. The small yet beautiful characterizations including a rude drunkard who always beat his wife, a mentally challenged boy, a fraudulent dude and most importantly an angelic devil which steals our heart. Mysskin also satirically trolled fake exorcists and how religions come together in order to drive a devil.
Performance wise, Naga is adequate and he exactly replicates Mysskin’s earlier protagonists. The walk, look and dialogue delivery indeed remembers us of Naren who acted in Chitiram Pesudhathi and Anjathey. Naga’s ability to emote is too good for a debut actor. Though Prayaga comes for a few minutes, her beautiful characterization and charming face might get her a lot of offers. Radharavi who played as Prayaga’s father has given an incredible performance in a short yet strong role given to him.
Technically Pissasu is simply outstanding. Aroll Corelli’s background score is divine and poetic for a horror movie while cinematography by Ravi Roy is sensational that his shot coveys thousand stories. The effort done by the sound effects team is also quite laudable for hair-raising scary moments. It won’t be an exaggeration to say Mysskin has once again proved that he is a responsible, sensible film who is capable of adding novelty even in a horror movie.
Overall, Pisaasu is a poetic , feel good horror-thriller. Yes , you read it right!