“U Turn”… A focused, heroine-oriented mystery that’s mostly engaging

Posted on September 14, 2018


Spoilers ahead…

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

Pawan Kumar’s U Turn is a remake of his Kannada PSA-disguised-as-a-horror movie, and it contains many… U-turns. Let’s begin with the ostensible leading man, crime reporter Aditya (Rahul Ravindran). He has a thing for Rachana (Samantha), the intern at his office. But she’s the one who asks if he wants to have a cup of coffee. This is Rachana’s movie. Aditya is the arm candy, the “love interest,” reducing to wondering why she is not picking up his calls. When Rachana becomes the damsel in distress — long story, which we’ll get into in a bit — you think Aditya’s crime-reporting skills will save her. But then, he ends up in trouble, a dude in distress. She sets out to save him. This gender twist is a smart little U-turn.

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