The movie’s idea has sufficient in it to maintain the viewers hooked until the finish, however most of the time, one will get the feeling of watching a recreation present relatively than an investigative thriller

The movie’s idea has sufficient in it to maintain the viewers hooked until the finish, however most of the time, one will get the feeling of watching a recreation present relatively than an investigative thriller

At the centre of twelfth Man is a bunch of mates, whom we’re advised are nonetheless very shut, years after school. But in all these preliminary scenes involving them, we wonder if they’re mates or recreation present members who’re plotting towards one another and gossiping behind every others’ backs. If this was not sufficient, the feeling is additional accentuated when the movie itself shifts right into a recreation present mode with the characters viewing one another with suspicion.

The eleven mates, together with their spouses, have gotten collectively at a hill station resort to have a good time the bachelor social gathering of the final single particular person in the group. But the celebratory temper, regardless of interruptions from a perpetually drunken stranger (Mohanlal), rapidly disappears once they resolve to play a recreation to show that they don’t have any secrets and techniques to maintain from one another. Soon, it seems that most of the folks in the group have secrets and techniques which may put their friendship in jeopardy. A loss of life which occurs later in the evening additional complicates issues.

In twelfth Man, Jeethu Joseph returns but once more to the thriller style, his most snug area, however the script written by Ok.R.Krishnakumar, based mostly on Sunir Khetarpal’s story, brings again recollections of the many films based mostly on Agatha Christie’s works. The basic indicators of this are in the remoted setting lower off from the outdoors world, and in the plot the place one amongst a bunch dies resulting in all of the remaining changing into suspects. On prime of this acquainted setting has been positioned a novel concept derived from the a lot remade Italian movie Perfect Strangers, by which a bunch of mates at a get-together play a recreation revealing the contents of all the calls and messages that they obtain throughout that time.

It is an idea which has sufficient in it to maintain the viewers hooked until the finish, however most of the time, one will get the feeling of watching a recreation present relatively than an investigative thriller. The attention-grabbing bits are of their behavioural shifts, initially uttering half-truths and even lies, and later trying to cowl up when confronted with proof to the opposite.

twelfth Man

Director: Jeethu Joseph

Cast: Mohanlal, Unni Mukundan, Priyanka Nair, Saiju Kuraup, Sshivada, Anusree, Anu Sithara, Rahul Madhav

After a degree, the scriptwriter appears to be labouring to show the needle of suspicion in direction of every one in every of them, with quite a number of purple herrings thrown in. This additionally has to do with the movie’s runtime, which at over 160 minutes, is a little bit of a stretch for such a plot.

The investigation will get long-winded and tiring after a degree, a lot in order that with the suspicion touchdown on each new particular person, one needs for the thriller to get solved quickly, solely to look at helplessly as one other particular person turns into the suspect. The thriller, when it’s lastly revealed in spite of everything the twists and turns, doesn’t handle to shock us a lot too. But then, it’s unfair to count on a Drishyam from each different movie of Jeethu Joseph.

Ultimately, the acquainted settings and a long-winded investigation turns into the undoing of twelfth Man, which has derived inspiration from a number of sources.

twelfth Man is presently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

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