A Kannada thriller film directed by Pawan Kumar
A Kannada thriller film directed by Pawan Kumar less
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After having dished out the Indian version of "Inception" with "Lucia", Pawan Kumar must've felt the heat while making his next venture "U-Turn". To be very honest, he didn't succumb to pressure unlike most directors do these days. U-Turn was a rollercoaster ride that travels on a wafer-thin crux but built on prodigiously. The layering in screenplay was scintillating to say the least.
The movie is all about a series of mysterious killings that occur in the city of Bangalore which is related to breaking a traffic rule in one particular flyover. What follows is the decoding of the mystery through the eyes of a journalist and a policeman. We aren't treated to a single point of view mystery solving strategy which most of the movies of this genre adopt these days as it doesn't fail to entertain either. Instead Pawan managed to adopt a solve-as-they-fall-in-place kinda approach which gives a completely different flavor to the movie on the whole.
Thanks to some brilliant performances by every single actor, the movie doesn't fall short on performance metrics either. The screenplay layering only managed to sustain the thrill and suspense till the very end of it.
But what I felt was the last 20-30 minutes fell blatant. Maybe because Pawan has devised this rubix cube so bloody interestingly. So he resorted to take refuge in the much preferred 'safe-bet' in horror leitmotif.