Kalam Tamil Movie Review
Gautham (Amzad)’s father (Madhusudhanan) is a big realtor who is involved in land grabbing and other illegal dealings. Gautham hates his father’s business activities.
Opposing his father, he enters wedlock with Deeksha (Lakshmipriya). However, he comes to India from the United States upon the insistence of his mother.
Gautham’s father gifts him a posh bungalow (which was constructed on an illegally grabbed land). As Gautham moves in, he starts experiencing paranormal activities.
It is also revealed that the former residents of the house, which was once owned by a zamindar, were buried in the backyard. Enters a psychic (Srinivasan) to help Gautham. What happens next?
Eerie thrillers are the flavour of the season and Kalam is one more to the list. It is evident that director Robert Raaj is clearly inspired by Pizza.
In a movie that runs for 1 hour 43 minutes, the director and his team try to impress us. Amzath is good, while Srinivasan, as psychic, delivers a neat performance. Nasser, Lakshmipriya and Madhusudhanan are adequate.
Like Pizza, the entire movie happens in a single house. Also, the climax ‘twist’, which is good and should not be missed, heavily reminds us of the Karthik Subbaraj movie.
The pace which is needed for films in such genre is missing in Kalam. On the technical side, Mukesh’s cinematography is a big strength. Director Robert Raaj has made a decent attempt as Kalam is a watchable horror thriller.
Director: ROBERT.S RAAJ
Music: PRAKASH NIKKI
Cast: N.L SHRINIVASAN, AMZATH, LAKSHMI PRIYAA CHANDRAMOULI, MADHUSUDHAN RAO, Nassar, POOJA, KANI KUSRUTHI, BABY HIYA, REKHA SURESH
Pro: Suresh Chandra