SATHYA Movie Review

SATHYA Movie Review

Cast: Sibiraj, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Ramya Nambeesan
Direction & screenplay: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
Story: Adivi Sesh
Dialogues: Karthick Krishna
Producer: Maheshwari Sathyaraj
Production company: Nathambal Film Factory
Music director: Simon.K.King
Cinematographer: Arunmani Palani
Editor: Goutham Ravichandran
Language: Tamil
Release date: 08-12-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 8mins
Genre: Mystery, Thriller


Ramya Nambeesan is helpless after her daughter is kidnapped. He calls her trust worthy Ex-lover Sibiraj for help who travels from US to India for the sake of it. How Sibiraj investigates and cracks the case forms the remaining story.


Adivi Sesh’s script is solid and its strength is the confusing moments that carries then & there. Pradeep Krishnamoorthy’s direction is neat and he has handled the crucial moments with good care. His screenplay is engaging and sticks to the core post 30mins from the start. Karthick Krishna’s dialogues are on point both in serious and sarcastic situations. Sibiraj is fine in the subtle role he has played, his look with full beard is great. Ramya Nambeesan is impressive with her acting and creates impact at break point & climax with heavy sentiments. Varalakshmi Sarathkumar gets a meaty role and she has done it well. Anandaraj’s character was meaningful with humor which actually works. Sathish strikes as a supporting artist and gets importance in the later half. Simon King’s songs are pleasant, to highlight ‘Yavvana’ was beautiful. Placements are also apt and pleasing. His background music is absolutely awesome, mainly at the end. Arunmani Palani’s camera work is decent with some convincing visuals. Goutham Ravichandran’s editing is terrific and clears things easily by bringing in a short visual of the happenings. Twists are revealed in proper manner at the right places. The mystery factor keeps the flow going smoothly. The love portion between Sibi and Ramya is perfectly justified at the climax. Interval scene and climax connects nicely with the heart.


Yogi Babu and Sathish have tried to make us laugh at times, but it doesn’t work out much. The opening sequence which appears for the title credits fails to provide the bang. Even though the answer for showing the love portion is satisfying, those scenes are somewhat boring and feels like a drag. Also the romantic situations could’ve been better as they’re largely cinematic. Few supporting artists were just average with their performance. Also the character names missed to take the high side. Nizhalgal Ravi as Ramya’s father has given a stereotypical role, hence few vital scenes which revolve around it are let downs. There are few lags towards the finish line and things could’ve ended in a crisper way. Gripping moments were somewhat low in the later half.


Misses the punch, yet an engaging suspense thriller with gentle emotions and slick twists.

Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.

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