“Uru”… A pretty entertaining thriller that asks us to make up our own minds

Posted on June 17, 2017

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Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/article/uru-movie-review

In Vicky Anand’s Uru (Fear), Kalaiyarasan plays a writer named Jeevan. Early on, we see him waiting outside a publisher’s office, sweat trickling down his forehead. As it turns out, he needn’t have worried. The publisher loves his manuscript. The interaction between Jeevan and his publisher is replayed over the years. Slowly, we see that his books have stopped selling, his style has become stale. The publisher says readers are tired of Jeevan’s stories about family, love, sentiment. He wants something… different.

This is equally true of the movie-going audience, and one of the most heartening trends in Tamil cinema, over the past few years, is the emergence of young filmmakers who want to cut away from cliché and make different kinds of movies. Uru is about Jeevan’s attempts to write a novel about a killer who sees his murders as art. Jeevan tells his wife, Jenny (Sai Dhanshika), that he’s heading to the hills of Megamalai to complete his book, and as anyone who’s seen a Hollywood thriller about secluded writer (say, The Shining, or Secret Window, which this film reminded me a lot of) will tell you, strange things begin to happen.

Continued at the link above.

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