Strawberry

Strawberry

3.1 321 Ratings

Directed by : Pa. Vijay

Release Date : | Length : 142 Minutes

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plot

Strawberry is a horror thriller with Vijay playing the role of a radio taxi drive. The story is about the driver who meets a ghost. What happens in his life after that forms the crux of the movie.

Verdict

“Strawberry is another one of those cliched horror thrillers.”

Strawberry Credit & Casting

Pa. Vijay

Credit

Cast (in credits order)

Strawberry Audience Review

Strawberry - a debut that can be me forgotten!

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It all started with Pizza. I wish Karthik Subbaraj never made that film. Every other director in Kollywood got hooked on to the horror genre and misused it to the maximum, that I lost interest in horror thrillers now. And strawberry is the most cliché one can ever get. The techniques used to scare the audience were typical high school stuff. Dolls, saamiyars and a lady ghost. Why on earth all ghosts are women? Ok that's not our damn problem.

I liked the context on which the story is based on. There is a strong social message but the impact was missing. It didnt matter much. Its about parents agony when their child gets killed in a road accident due to negligence of the school authorities and how a ghost connects with a cab driver to take revenge. Ghost, revenge.. Been there, seen that! I guess the ghosts don't have a better job to do than always coming down to earth to take revenge. Dude/babe, you are dead, why the hell you come back to take revenge. So that's the story in a nutshell.

Ok, you picked a clichéd script but at least the events that follow could have been a bit interesting and something new. Where is the fear factor in the horror thriller? There is this cliché tag all over the film. The VFX sucked big time. The music and editing was ok. The best part was the cinematography. The angles and framing was pretty decent, which was the only saving grace at end of the day.

Seasoned performer Samuthirakani was at his best as a worried father and Devayani was equally good as a mother in distress. Pa Vijay as a cab driver was out of sorts. He could have just stuck with writing lyrics. Other performances can be ignored. And there are references to Thala, sigh! I would appreciate his noble intention to make a film with social message but the execution backfired big time. There is this predictability factor all over the film. There wasn't a single scene that would scare you but the director made all efforts, which ended up on the wrong side and its heavily preachy too. Strawberry, a debut that Pa Vijay can comfortably forget and get back to lyric writing business.