Aravind (Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan) appears to be pretty much normal. He has a job, has a family etc. But he is not interested in his wife or real sex.
His growing estrangement with his wife is because of his indulgence in virtual sexual relationships. This paves way for his encounter with a stranger.
This random experience takes a turn for the worst when the stranger requests Aravind to witness his suicide on a Skype call.
Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan, donning the role of Aravind, has also wielded the megaphone for the movie.
The film throws light on how the kind of information and communication technology that we have keep the traps open for the vulnerable minds to fall for thrill of lust.
In other words, it’s a film about how a digital interaction between two strangers turns into a hostage drama. Certain scenes are preachy, but yet, they are need of the hour.
While Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan wins as director, he proves himself as an average actor. Anand Sami as Yohan does a commendable job. Aswathi Lal adds attraction to the movie with her charm and performance.
The film’s cinematography has been handled by S R Kathir of Subramaniapuram fame with background music by Siddharth Vipin. Both have done their jobs well. On the whole, Lens is a ‘peeping tom’ with a powerful message.
Rating: 3 out of 5