DIYA Movie Review

DIYA Movie Review

Cast: Sai Pallavi, Naga Shourya
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: A.L.Vijay
Producer: Subaskaran
Production company: Lyca Productions
Music director: Sam.C.S
Cinematographer: Nirav Shah
Editor: Anthony
Language: Tamil
Release date: 27-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 50mins
Genre: Horror, Drama


Sai Pallavi is forced by her parents to abort her baby at the age of 19 considering her studies. After few years, she gets married to Naga Shourya and certain supernatural powers starts to strike their family down. What happens after this forms the remaining story.


A.L.Vijay’s writing is very decent, his paper work contains some different inputs. Script is good as the ghost element present here is unique and creates an interest. Sai Pallavi’s performance is subtle and neat, she conveys the substance well with her tiny expressions. Sam.C.S’s songs are pleasant and apt for the initial mood. His background music is the backbone of the film, tunes are thrilling at many parts. Nirav Shah’s camera work is great, his angles are so fresh and deserves a pat. Anthony’s editing is simple, also appreciable for restricting the run time around 100mins. Opening sequences are somewhat interesting. Climax is powerhouse as things end up in an unexpected manner. The child who did the title role has completely justified her character.


A.L.Vijay unfortunately fails while converting his writing in the film format. His direction is average as many moments are open to less attractive factors. Screenplay is weak, especially the intensity lacks big time as the occurring elements are too repetitive. Hero Naga Shourya’s acting is disturbing as he misses out to express in most of the scenes. RJ Balaji’s characterization is extremely cinematic, and his comedies doesn’t work out correctly as the situations are not strong. Keeping aside the ending, the progression of the movie is so predictable and hence becomes a bit boring. The proceedings are very slow and there’s nothing exciting to keep the viewers hooked up. Sequences are too old, and the revenge portions doesn’t create an impact.

TO CONCLUDE – An average revenge horror drama that has an unique concept.

Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.

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