Tamil Movie Review

Psycho Movie Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Psycho – Good of the bad


Gautham (Udhayanidhi Stalin), a visually challenged musician, falls in love with Tagini (Aditi Rao Hydari), a radio jockey.

Though he conveys her his love, she sees him as yet another roadside Romeo and insults him. However, when she understands his true love for her and also realises that he is a differently-abled, she is touched.

She even gets ready to accept his proposal and asks him to come to a particular spot by dropping a hint in her radio show. When Gautham comes there, a psychopath kidnaps Tagini.

Angulimala, the psycho is already giving a tough time to the police department by kidnapping woman and brutally murdering them by chopping off their heads.

When Angulimala is about to kill Tagini, she challenges him that Gautham would sure come to rescue her. The rest is all about the game between Angulimala and Gautham.


Director Mysskin, known for thrillers like Yuddham Sei, Anjathey and Thupparivalan, has come up with yet another crime thriller, this time with a difference.

While his earlier films, or other movies of the same genre too for that matter, don’t try to sympathise with the villain, Psycho makes a clear attempt to empathise with the killer.

And for that, Mysskin uses angles of Ramayanam, Buddhism (watch out for the names of the protagonist and antagonist) and Christinanity. Neat writing combines with terrific performance, especially from Nithya Menen and Aditi Rao Hydari, to present a chilling film.

However, too much of gory scenes make it an uncomfortable watching and the film is certainly not for the weak-hearted. Also, the climax appears rushed and we really don’t empathise with the psycho. It’s Ilayaraja’s music that gives us mixed emotions while watching the movie.