People in the village Poomadanthapuram believe in the existence of a monster that roams the village after sunset. Two students, Amudhan and Vendhan, decide to investigate...
Directed by: Haresh Narayan
, K. Hari Shankar
. Starring: Gokulnath
, Srijith P.S.
, Ajai R.
, Sanam Shetty
, Jothisha Ammu
, Thambi Ramayya
, Uma Riyaz Khan
. Music by: Sam C.S.
, K. Venkat Prabu Shankar
, Mervin Solomon
The first ever-stereoscopic 3D film in Tamil cinema "Ambuli" written & directed by Hari Shankar and Hareesh Narayan is an impressive attempt. In spite of all the limitations & constraints, the duo has done a neat job in creating the 3D effect on par any other 3D movie that we have across. The technical crew have done great deal of hard work in creating the spectacle on screen .
But technical brilliance alone would not ensure a good cinema; it should have a backing of a solid story & seamless screenplay which "Ambuli" sure has. The makers have tried the "Shyamalanisque" technique of generating suspense & shock by not revealing the perpetrator of horror for most part of the film. The mysterious & unknown terror provokes more anxiety & fear than when it gets revealed seems to be the viewpoint behind the screenplay which works wonder in creating what it intends to.
No point in the two and half hours of the movie's running time does one feel bored or disengaged from the movie's story. Enough twists & turns, mysteries & thrills provide the viewers sufficient entertainment.
Parthiban is dependable as ever in his cameo while all the other newcomers in the cast Ajai ,Srijith , Sanam, Jothisa who play the lead foursome are sincere in their efforts . Only aberration is the amounts of make-up the leading ladies have indulged in, even while they are supposed to sleep...! Jagan has a substantial role moving away from his comfort zone & he does a good job at it. Veterans like Thambi Ramaiah , Uma Riyaz , Kalairani , Balasingh do what is expected of them.
G.Satish is the real hero of the movie. His hard work in handling the cinematography in the stereoscopic format pays dividend on screen. It is an astonishing feat by him providing the viewers with quality & flawless 3D motion picture with such limited resources.
Background score by Venkat Prabhu Sankar succeeds in creating the shocks & thrills wherever it is needed. The songs composed by 4 music directors are not that impressive.
On the whole, "Ambuli" deserves viewing in theater equipped with 3D projection not only to enjoy the experience of it but also to encourage the talented team for it's out of box thinking, hard work & flawless execution.
Review by sribornagain-394-460163 from the Internet Movie Database.