Director: Vikas Pushpagiri
Cast: Yuva, Neha Patil, Vaishnavi Menon, Shilpa, Kabir Duhan Singh, Jai Jagadeesh, Aravind Rao and others
While the actual meaning of neuron in medical terms is that of an important nerve cell which imparts critical information from brain to other parts in a human body, the movie titled after the cell is a science-based psychological thriller. The experiment made by Vikas passes all the critical tests with a pretty good score, in the end, especially considering that it is his debut as a director.
For over a decade, Sandalwood has been witnessing a new wave of cinemas with new filmmakers willing to experiment beyond the usual dramas revolving around hero-centric subjects. Neuron is one such product wherein psychological thriller is presented with a scientific approach to it.
On the outset, Neuron still needed a certain degree of refinement in various departments when strictly viewed as a movie, made to entertain, but it is the different script and the making which keeps the audience hooked till the very end of it, is what impresses as a whole.
Like any other thriller, it is the suspense which holds the key and in Neuron, it revolves around the protagonist played by Yuva, a research scholar who returns to find his missing girlfriend. Further, the tale gets interesting when the needle of suspicion points at the one who could be least suspected. That's not, the first half is full of surprises with multiple twists and turns, as the plot thickens.
The inexperienced bunch of actors are one of the drawbacks but it is the tale without unnecessary stuffing which keeps the nerve cells of the audience engaged. It is worth their time for those who appreciate honest efforts in presenting new things amidst the same old sagas built around celebrating heroism and their onscreen self-aggrandizing acts....