Merlin is not a run-of-the-mill ghost story

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Sep 7, 2016, 1:08 am IST
Updated Sep 7, 2016, 1:11 am IST
Dinesh, who was last seen in Kabali in an interesting role, essays himself as an actor in an extended cameo.
Pa Ranjith and Keera
 Pa Ranjith and Keera

Keera, who made the emotional movie Pachai Engira Kaathu, returns after a gap with the ghost thriller Merlin. Vishnupriyan, a discovery of ace Adoor Gopalakrishnan who did few films in Tamil, has been roped in as the lead hero, while Ashwini, a newbie from Tollywood, is debuting as the female lead.

Dinesh, who was last seen in Kabali in an interesting role, essays himself as an actor in an extended cameo.

 

The teaser launch was a star-studded affair with several filmmakers including Vasanthabalan, Pa. Ranjith, Meera Kathiravan, Thangar Bachchan, Thamira, Magizh Thirumeni, Singam Puli, and Aari gracing the occasion.

Speaking at the event Pa. Ranjith said, “Though it is a season of horror and ghost movies in Tamil cinema, films which depict the contradictories in the society like Kakka Muttai and Joker have been box office hits. Having watched Merlin’s teaser and promo song — and been impressed by them, I hope this movie is different from the run-of-the mill flicks of similar genre.”

It is a story of an aspiring filmmaker, Vetri, who lives in a mansion surrounded by wannabe friends. He gets a chance to narrate a one-liner to his friend Dinesh, who asks him to come over with the bound script. When the latter’s buddies disturb Vetri, he tries to get them off his back by cooking up a ghost story about an entity haunting the place — and that his life was in danger. What happens when the fictitious story comes true, forms the crux of the movie!





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