Looks like the Kannada movie bug has bit me hard. The month of June saw me see Thithi and U Turn on two consecutive weekends. Thithi was in the Maayajaal multiplex in Chennai while U Turn was in the PVR Orion multiplex in Bangalore.
The screenplay of this movie is very good, besides the acting and cinematography. It was a thorough entertainer.
The introduction of the supernatural element was a dud though (atleast I didn’t expect a thriller genre to be mixed with a supernatural genre). But I hear that its the current trend to experiment with both genres in the same movie.
When I saw the Malayalam movie “Memories ” – it was an outright thriller – but U Turn is a supernatural thriller. On the genre count – I found Memories better.
But on all other counts – both the movies (U Turn and Memories) were equally good and well taken. I enjoyed it a lot.
Besides it very good to see new talent getting a forum to be recognized. Almost all actors (except the Rangitaranga actress) are new here. A few a soap actors (the cops) also share screen presence.
Overall I would rate it at 4.5 stars.
Next on my list are “Godhi Banna Saadharana Mai Kattu” and “Karva”. This would complete my list.
It is such a pleasure to see movies with a fresh storyline – away from the romance, songs, dances and fights.