Chances of 1 coming throughout a police officer who would make suspects play a game of Antakshari are nearly as nil as discovering a psycho killer who would make his sufferer play the musical game. In Antakshari, we get each.

But then, initially, we’re taken in by the novelty and the wit in Circle Inspector Das’ (Saiju Kurup) interactions with suspects, that are all constructed round Antakshari, the game that entails singing a track beginning with the final letter of the one sung by the earlier participant.

The enjoyable doesn’t final although. Soon, Das will get an nameless name difficult him to play the identical game, failing which his daughter’s life could be at risk. He refuses and his daughter comes near dying by the hands of a masked man with a track on his lips. Das and a younger officer (Sudhi Koppa) start an investigation into previous circumstances the place the killer used comparable strategies to strangle victims.

Antakshari

Direction: Vipin Das

Starring : Saiju Kurup, Priyanka Nair, Sudhi Koppa

The path to the killer is strewn with so many purple herrings and parallel tracks that the scriptwriter even forgets to carry closure to a few of these in the long run. There is the physician (Kannan Nayar) on the clinic the place Das’ spouse Chitra (Priyanka Nair) works. He is a pervert and has issues mendacity round in his workplace that might join him to the crimes, but we clearly know that that is simply an try at deceptive us, by the half-hearted manner during which these sequences are written and staged. The identical is the case with the half involving a native politician (Vijay Babu), who can be portrayed as a attainable suspect.

Side story

Another diversion comes within the type of a aspect story involving a budding musician, his abusive step-father and a mysterious lady subsequent door. Later within the film, an try is made to attach this story to the central narrative, however it seems contrived. What works for the film for a good half is the actual fact that it manages to maintain the suspense alive, however the sluggish and efficient build-up appears wasted in the long run, going by the twisted and unconvincing conclusion it arrives at.

It would possibly seem to be a good factor when psychological well being turns into a subject of debate, however the killer’s random fixations that result in a sequence of murders appear too far-fetched to shock us. Caste discrimination can be a facet that is available in at a number of locations, in a story from the previous, and inside the police power.

The novelty consider Antakshari wears off shortly, even because the unconvincing climax takes the sheen off the cautious build-up.

The film is streaming on Sony Liv

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