When director Mysskin takes up a subject, one can bet on the film's uniqueness for Mysskin will have his name written all over the movie with his own style of filmmaking. His recent release Pisasu featuring Nagaa and Prayaga in the lead is no different.
Pisasu is a horror film in Mysskin's style. The movie
might not scare its audience to death but has other elements in it
to keep its viewers entertained. The movie is surprisingly humorous
and also packed with emotional scenes.
The movie opens with a reckless cab driver knocking off an
unknown girl, played by Prayaga. After the accident, the driver
flees the spot and that leaves a passerby, played by Naga, with no
option but to rush the girl to the hospital.
Prayaga dies on her way to the hospital and falls prey to the
universes' ever expanding style of transforming souls and becomes a
ghost soon after her demise. The ghost of Prayaga holds on to Naga
and chooses to stay at his house and starts haunting him.
The ghost is neither seeking revenge nor love and hence the
motive of Prayaga's ghost and her reason to haunt Prayaga who only
tries to save her life forms the crux of this film.
The movie's biggest plus is the contribution if its actors. Lead
actor Naga has done an extremely good job in expressing fear and
other emotions. Though Prayaga's role as a human is limited, her
performance as a ghost is appreciable. Supporting actors including
Ravi have contributed immensely as well.
Just like the movie's performances, its technicalities like
editing and sound mixing adds stability to the movie. Special
mention goes to the debutant music director Arrol Corelli whose
songs and background score are soul-stirring. Cinematographer Ravi
Roy too has impressed with his camera works.
A film which is packed with technical brilliance is surprisingly
let down by its weak writing and a few logical loopholes. Though
the movie's climax might disappoint its audience, Pisasu
will still entertain one and all.