Director: Pradheep Krishnamoorthy
Cast: Sibiraj, Remya Nambeesan, Varalaxmi, Anandharaj, Satish.
Sathya is a faithful remake of Tollywood’s riveting crime thriller Kshanam. With its uncompromising narration and stellar performances , it keeps you glued to the seats till the end.
Sathya (Sibiraj) and Shweta (Ramya Nambeesan) work in the same company and fall for each other. However, Shweta’s dad (Nizhagal Ravi) is not for the alliance and arranges for a better groom. The couple breaks up and Sathya takes up a corporate job in Australia and leads an unhappy life. Four years down the lane, Sathya gets a call from his ex-lover pleading him to help her to trace out her missing daughter Riya. Sathya is confused- why him after all these years?
However, he flies down to Chennai, but he is perplexed with the way the kidnap case is being treated. The police have closed the file saying that such a kid did not exist, the school in which Riya studied claiming no such incident happened, the workaholic husband of Shweta who says that they never had an issue at all and even the neighbors of Shweta maintain a similar story. Thus pointing out that Shweta lives in her own world and needs psychiatric help.
Sathya senses that there’s more than a simple abduction case and takes things in his own hands to unravel the shocking truths.
Right from the word go, the film’s crisp narrative seldom loosens its grip and you are simply drawn into it. The suspense is intact with unusual twists and turns by introducing various intriguing players like the drug-addict Bobby (Ravi Varma), police officers – a clever yet funny Chowdhary (Aandharaj), Anuya (Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar) a car dealer Babu Khan (Satish) with a shady side and few drug peddlers.
Sibi has given a fantastic performance in a convincing manner. He is equally impressive in emotional scenes and his bearded looks add to the seriousness. The pretty looking Remya Nambeesan does her part well, while Varalaxmi is a revelation. The witty and conversational dialogues are yet another plus for an otherwise serious proceedings. Anandharaj and Yogi Babu shine in their respective roles with their comedy timings. Comedian Satish in an unusual role scores well.
Technically, Simon K King’s alluring songs and superb BGM and Arunmani Palani’s brilliant cinematography elevate the film topnotch. A well made gripping thriller, which is not to be missed!