Setting apart the ethical half, the movie might be considered positively as one lady’s valiant fightback, utilizing her personal instruments, towards a bunch of thugs who intrude into her private house

Setting apart the ethical half, the movie might be considered positively as one lady’s valiant fightback, utilizing her personal instruments, towards a bunch of thugs who intrude into her private house

Assumptions on what the title Keedam (Pest) signifies might be deceptive so far as this movie goes. Chances are that one would assume the title to be pointing at one in every of the villainous parts in the movie. But, because it seems, it’s a time period {that a} set of harmful antagonists use to explain the protagonist Radhika Balan (Rajisha Vijayan), a cybersecurity skilled. And, you then start to see the time period in a brand new mild and context.

Radhika, who heads a start-up, is an skilled at her job, however ethics reign supreme for her. Her introduction scene itself is supposed to underline this level. A rich consumer has walked in with a requirement to snoop the private communications of his spouse to bolster his divorce case. Despite the cash on provide, which is big for a fledgling start-up, she refuses to take up the job. Yet, this resolve crumbles when she is confronted with a bunch of goons, who would go to any lengths to place her and her father Balan (Sreenivasan), a retired lawyer, in hassle.

Keedam

Director: Rahul Riji Nair

Cast: Rajisha Vijayan, Sreenivasan

Director Rahul Riji Nair had made a promising debut a couple of years in the past with Ottamuri Velicham, following it up with some selection fare; a few of which labored, whereas others didn’t. The writing of Keedam has clearly been motivated by concerns around surveillance and cybersecurity. As one in every of the characters in the movie says, this can be a time when even governments are accused of snooping.

But it appears the filmmaker leans in the direction of the concept that hacking and surveillance needn’t all the time be ethical, if the goal is virtuous and the ones who’re being snooped upon are prison parts. The query of what if the identical powers of surveillance are possessed by the prison parts or these in energy with evil intentions don’t get explored right here, as a result of it’s all the time the good people and well-intentioned law enforcement officials who’ve snooping powers in the movie.

In actuality, that isn’t essentially the case; the limitless energy that the ones with surveillance instruments have over these being snooped upon are clearly showcased.

Setting apart the ethical half, the movie might be considered positively as one lady’s valiant fightback, utilizing her personal instruments, towards a bunch of thugs who intrude into her private house. But, after the excessive attained at the midway level, when she begins the struggle again, the script doesn’t take it any additional, selecting to journey alongside the traditional predictable path. It solely retains that reference to cybersecurity and surveillance until the final level.

In the finish, the viewers is left with the query as as to whether the title Keedam has a unfavorable or optimistic connotation. The reply relies upon on the place you stand on the query of limitless surveillance; the context shouldn’t be all the time not so black-and-white, as it’s in the movie.

Keedam is presently working in theatres

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