Anjaam Pathiraa vs. Forensic: The latter, with Tovino Thomas and Mamta Mohandas, is the better serial-killer thriller

Posted on March 30, 2020


If ‘Anjaam Pathiraa’ chose to follow a single timeline in the present and save its big reveal for a Shankar-style flashback, ‘Forensic’ juggles expertly between two tracks in the present…

Spoilers ahead…

Whenever two very similar films land up very close to one another, we do something very unfair. We tend to compare one with the other. We also tend to choose one over the other. The history of cinema is filled with examples of such films, but let’s look at examples over just the past few decades. Like Father, Like Son or Big? 1492: Conquest of Paradise or Christopher Columbus: The Discovery? The Jungle Book or Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle? Deep Impact or Armageddon? Saving Private Ryan or The Thin Red Line? Okay, in the last case, I’ll cheat and say “both”, but in the battle of the recent psycho-killer thrillers in Malayalam, I’d pick Akhil Paul-Anas Khan’s Forensic — any day — over Midhun Manuel Thomas’s Anjaam Pathiraa.

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