Young NRI Sathya (Sibiraj), who is well settled in an abroad country, gets a phone call from his ex-girlfriend Swetha (Remya Nambeesan), who is in distress. We are told that they wanted to marry, but her father arranged an alliance with an entrepreneur.
Now, Sathya leaves for India to help out Swetha, who says that her only girl child is missing. Things go worse when none except Swetha believe that the five-year-old girl child actually exists.
Sathya begins an informal investigation which fails many a time, also inviting the ire of few in the city. While everyone says that Swetha doesn’t have a daughter, she refuses to acknowledge that the child is imaginary.
Who is telling truth? Who is lying? Does Swetha really have a child? If so, where is she and what happened to her? Sathya finds answers to all these questions with many shocking twists and turns.
Sibiraj, who started his second innings with Naaigal Jaagirathai, has touched its peak in Sathya, a film directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthi of Saithan fame.
Though the film is a faithful remake of Telugu super hit Kshanam, hardly we get the feeling of watching a remake. Kudos to the director for making it gripping and look that original.
And equal credits should go to writer Adivi Sesh, the brain behind the actual story of the flick. If you can call unpredictability as the hallmark of a suspense thriller, you will realise it fully while watching Sathya.
Sibiraj, besides carefully choosing an apt script, has delivered goods. Remya Nambeesan is beautiful and shows all emotions in an apt way. Anandaraj and Sathish add immense value. Not to forget about Varalakshmi Sarathkumar’s performance.
Arunmani Palani’s stylish camera work is one of the biggest strengths of Sathya, which elevates the mood. Another strength is the background score by Simon K King.
With all these pros and very little cons (like lip sync which doesn’t match at places), Sathya has got all the qualities to emerge triumphant in the box-office race.
Rating: 4 out of 5