Screenplay & Direction
Technical Aspects & BGM
Director Rajesh Alfred must be appreciated for his paperwork which is decent. Unfortunately, things don’t work for the better when they are brought to the camera.
Cast: Richard, Mithun, Prajin, Sandra, Ankitha, Srija, Singamuthu & others
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Written & Directed by: Rajesh Alfred
Produced by: Purple Vision & GEM
Release Date: 19-12-2014
Run Time: 02:11:00
Sutrula is the latest addition to psychopath thrillers in Tamil Cinema. Debutant director Rajesh Alfred has an interesting story to narrate here which also possesses a decent premise. But the worry of amateurish execution and the absence of a stellar cast make Sutrula a mundane trip.
The film starts off with a group of friends who go to Ooty for some rehab. Little do the others know that one of the friends has drafted out a decoy plan to bring his girlfriend to the hillstation, and get married there. Enter Johnny (Richard) who is a hunter with an attitude. A series of events leads the girl to spend a night at Johnny’s place, following which he develops a feeling for her and wants her bad. On the day of the marriage, Johnny starts playing a game of death with the protagonist and his friends, by setting up a trap in which the hero ends up killing his own friends. What is the reason behind Johnny’s game of death? What happens to the couple? If you are interested to know, watch Sutrula to find out.
Director Rajesh Alfred must be appreciated for his paperwork which is decent. Unfortunately, things don’t work for the better when they are brought to the camera. The film has a lot of elements which take you back to the 90s, as well as unwanted lewd comics and songs. To add to the negatives, not a single member of the cast makes a mark except for Richard. With plastic expressions, the cast fail to create the much needed push, eventually making the viewer squirm.
Technically and musically too, there is not much to say about Sutrula. The cinematography is pedestrian, along with abrupt cuts which seem as if they have been done by a rookie. The OST too, is unimpressive except for one song which is watchable thanks to Richard.
On the whole, Sutrula joins the long list of Tamil films which have a good motive but eventually end up going berserk.