'Praana' - A chilling tale, grim and gripping
A unique subject treatment. It has made Malayalam psychological thriller ‘Praana’ stand out from other films of the same genre. It is a visual experience which begins and ends in Tara Anuradha played by Nithya Menen. Camera which grabs eyes, live surround sound and excellent background score are all highlights of the movie. The thriller can keep the audience on the edge of their seats with scary feel.
Nithya Menen is back in lead role after many years. The movie is set on the contemporary world where an outspoken writer has to face many challenges. It progresses through a young writer who lives in a ghost house to experience it for herself.
The film is a reflection on the present society. The director has succeeded in presenting the story which is engrossed in fear. Other characters in the movie are present just through dialogues. Joy Mathew, Dulquer Salmaan and Kunchacko Boban mark prominent presence in the movie. Nithya could execute the role by absorbing all of its shades.
Rajesh Jayaram has written the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film. The movie directed by VK Prakash has released in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi also. VK Prakash has brought the stalwarts in the technical field to make the movie a novel experience. PC Sreeram has illuminated Nithya’s beauty through captivating cinematography. He has intensified the aesthetic beauty of the movie through outstanding frames. The director has also used the talent of Resul Pookutty in the best way. Resul Pookutty has successfully taken up the challenge of Live Surround Sync Sound. Arunvijay and Louis Banks have created terror and surprise through music. Sunil S Pillai has beautifully edited each shots.