Athiran

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Athiran
Athiran film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVivek
Produced byCentury Kochumon
Screenplay byP. F. Mathews
Story byVivek
StarringFahadh Faasil
Sai Pallavi
Music bySongs:
P. S. Jayahari
Score:
Ghibran
CinematographyAnu Moothedath
Edited byAyoob Khan
Production
company
Century Investments
Distributed byCentury Films
Release date
  • 12 April 2019 (2019-04-12)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Athiran is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language psychological horror film directed by debutant Vivek and scripted by P. F. Mathews from a story by Vivek. It was produced by Century Kochumon through the production company Century Investments. The film stars Fahadh Faasil and Sai Pallavi in lead roles.[1] Filming was completed on 21 January 2019. The film was released on 12 April 2019 to positive reviews..

Plot[edit]

The movie starts at 1967 when Lakshmi (Shanthi Krishna) sees Nitya (Sai Pallavi) tangling with a thread while seeing that the rest of the household have been killed. The story later shifts 5 years later to a high range location where Dr. M. K. Nair (Fahadh Faasil), a psychiatrist from Trivandrum Medical College, is travelling in Jeep to check about the activities in the mental hospital run in the high range bunglow. The story revolves around how Dr. Nair looks after the patients where he meets Dr. Benjamin (Atul Kulkarni) who is the owner of the hospital. It later comes to the notice that although 5 patients were admitted there was a sixth patient called Nitya unknown in the records. As Dr. Nair demands to see her, he is shown the person. The plot revolves around her and her backstory. It is later revealed that Dr. Nair is actually Vinayan, Nitya's cousin who was impersonating his own psychiatrist who was treating him for schizophrenia and had delusions, hallucinations and extreme paranoia.It is Vinayan and not Nitya in fact, who murders their family after their uncles murder Nitya's father. The film ends with the real Dr. Nair swearing that he is always right behind his patient, Vinayan no matter what move he makes.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was extensively shot in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Filming was completed on 21 January 2019.[2] Title of the film was announced on 17 February 2019 alongside the first official poster. Athiran marks the directorial debut of Vivek.[3][4][5]

Music[edit]

The film score is composed by Ghibran while the songs are composed by debutant P. S. Jayahari, who was supposed to debut with the same director's shelved feature Aanenkilum Allenkilum.

Release[edit]

The film was released on 12 April 2019.[6]

Critical Reception[edit]

The Times of India Reviewer Anna Mathews rated it 2.5/5 and stated "While the film has thrills and is a venture with a difference, it lacks in some heft. There is a ‘thrills for the sake of thrills’ feel to the movie. But if you are in the mood for a adrenalin rush, ‘Athiran’ won’t disappoint."[7]

Filmibeat.com rated it 3.5 and written, "Athiran isn't a routine entertainer but it remarkably keeps us hooked with the intelligence in the narrative. It definitely offers a unique experience for Malayalam movie audiences." [8]

Sify has reviewed that the film is an engaging psycho thriller and rated 3/5.[9]

Deccan Chronicle rated the movie 3/5 Stars and stated, "It is a onetime watch for those who like psychological thrillers with some mind-bending and adrenaline rush moments."[10]

Sajin Shrijith of the Cinema Express called the movie an Impressive, emotionally rewarding psychological thriller and rated it 4/5 Stars.[11]

S. R. Praveen of The Hindu reviewed the film as an enticing movie that falls short of expectations. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Fahadh Faasil, Sai Pallavi wrap up shoot of their film - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Fahadh Faasil-Sai Pallavi-starrer titled Athiran". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Athiran: Mohanlal launched the first look and title for Fahadh-Sai Pallavi movie". newscoopz.com. 16 February 2019. Archived from the original on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Fahadh Faasil and Sai Pallavi's film titled Athiran - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Athiran Movie Review {2.5/5}: Critic Review of Vijay Superum Pournamiyum by Times of India" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  8. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/malayalam/reviews/2019/athiran-movie-review-a-mystery-movie-that-takes-an-anomalous-path-fahadh-faasil-sai-pallavi-vivek-284912.html
  9. ^ "Review : Athiran review: An engaging psycho thriller(2019)". www.sify.com.
  10. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/130419/athiran-movie-review-a-mystery-thriller.html
  11. ^ https://www.cinemaexpress.com/reviews/malayalam/2019/apr/12/athiran-review-immersive-emotionally-rewarding-psychological-thriller-11012.html
  12. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/athiran-review-an-enticing-movie-that-falls-short-of-expectations/article26827922.ece

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