A woman trainee reporter (Samantha) at a newspaper is working on a story on a string of mishaps happening on a flyover in the city.
During the course of her investigation, she finds that some motorists move blocks that partition the road just to take a U-turn, but they don’t move them back. Eventually, the blocks lying randomly cause many accidents.
A homeless man sitting on the flyover notes down the vehicle numbers of motorists who take the U-turn by violating the rule. He gives those details to the budding journalist.
She tracks them one by one and is shocked to the core to find that all of them died on the day they broke the traffic rule.
The police come to know about these incidents and an inspector (Aadhi) helps the reporter to uncover the mystery. But the journey leads to so many twists and turns.
How did the deaths happen? Are they suicides or murders? Are the deaths connected to each other and to the flyover? Why do they all die on the day they moved those blocks? U-Turn directed by Pawan Kumar has the answers to all these questions.
U Turn is a remake of the 2016 Kannada film of the same name. Director Pawan Kumar, who directed the original, has helmed this bilingual remake, marking his debut in Telugu and Tamil.
Pawan has mostly been loyal to the original version, except the climax as the remake version comes with a fresh twist.
Samantha’s performance is one of the biggest plus points of the movie, as the actress proves that not just Nayanthara, but she too can pull it off when it comes to heroine-oriented subjects.
Aadhi lends solid support to Samantha, while the likes of Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika and Narain chip in with their best. Cinematography by Niketh Bommireddy and music by Poorna Chandra Tejaswi add to the suspense of the story.
With very less flaws and too many interesting factors, U Turn grabs our attention and stays in our mind even after we leave the theatre. It is a racy super natural thriller that keeps us on the edge of the seat, at least till the climax.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
U Turn: Twists at turn
Director: Pawan Kumar
Producer: Pawan Kumar
Music Director: Poornachandra Tejaswi