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Papanasam: Film Review – A gripping suspense thriller brought to life by Jeethu Joseph and Kamal Haasan!

Papanasam: Film Review – A gripping suspense thriller brought to life by Jeethu Joseph and Kamal Haasan!

By Raisa Nasreen3 July, 2015 2 min read
Papanasam: Film Review – A gripping suspense thriller brought to life by Jeethu Joseph and Kamal Haasan!

Right from the intriguing first scene to the unpredictable climax, you can’t help but get amazed by how Jeethu Joseph’s Papanasam grips you. A remake of the highly successful Malayalam film Drishyam also helmed by the same director, Papanasam is a thriller skilled to leave you encapsulated. And Kamal Haasan’s simple yet captivating performance only adds to this phenomenal story.

In the beginning scenes, Papanasam establish the sequences that take place in a family – a normal and simple family. As the film proceeds you begin to learn that they strive to be a little more than to be normal. They strive on following the motto ‘’The family that sticks together, stays together’’ – even when they get tormented by unprecedented events.  So what if the captain of the house is uneducated? His smart, observant and witty presence of mind is such that he could to conceal the most shocking crime – without placing his family at risk. Such is the character of Suyambu Lingam, played effortlessly by Kamal Haasan.
 
 
 
In one scene you see his wife asking him why isn’t he tensed, and Suyambu seems to be very casual. Because he is! He’s just calculated ways to cover it up. Everything is already planned by Suyambu. The little indication that he loves cinema and uses them in everyday life may seem like an element from a crime novel. In fact, the whole film seems like a gripping novel brought on-screen. Ghibran’s striking music add Ayoob Khan’s crisp editing adds to the effect.  Kamal Haasan gets into the skin of the character by being Suyambu. A man who would never let his family down. His endurance and determination make his character believable.
 
The beauty in Papanasam was the way Jeethu Joseph was able to bring a simple story, add a comprehensible twist to it and yet take us by surprise with brilliant execution. He introduces the viewer to the Suyambu Family and allows you to travel with them during their travailing period and rooting for them right till the end.
 
It was a delight watching Gauthami back on screen. The actress delivers a commendable performance. Asha Sarath fits perfectly in the role of a tough IPS officer. Despite the heavy Malayalam accent she carries, the striking thing about her character is her confidence and her ability to remain vulnerable at the same time. Initially it might seem as if she plays the role a dominating wife, but your opinion changes when you see her confide in her husband (Anant Mahadevan) about the dilemma she faces in solving the crime. This also proves that the dialogues of the film are noteworthy. Kalabhavan Mani looks like the perfect mean cop.
 
Why you should watch this film:
 
Jeethu Jospeh’s taut and convincing writing makes this a nail-biting thriller! But what will eventually make you take notice of this film is Kamal Haasan’s superb performance. He makes subtlety look intense! Don’t miss it! A brilliant gem like this doesn’t occur in cinema often.
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