Pencil movie review is here. Starring GV Prakash Kumar and Sri Divya in the lead, this mystery-thriller is based on the South Korean film 4th Period Mystery.
Continue readiing our review to know what exactly does this
movie, directed by Mani Nagaraj, has to offer.
GV Prakash's enmity with a fellow student, played by Shariq
Hassan, is well documented in his school as the two, after several
petty fights, end up exchanging full-fledged blows.
To GV Prakash's shock, Shariq Hassan is later found murdered in
his class room. Understandably, Prakash becomes a prime suspect in
Rest of the film revolves around how GV Prakash, with the help
of his friend, played by Sri Divya, solves the mystery behind the
Solid performances are provided by the film's supporting cast
that includes actors like VTV Ganesh, Urvashi and TP
While GV Prakash's performance looks a tad amateurish, Sri Divya
fails to portray her character in a convincing manner. However, her
charm makes up for it.
Shariq Hassan looks like a good find. It should be interesting
to see if the newcomer bags any other project in the near
Pencil performs better in the second half with adequate
thrill moments and some fantastically written comedy sequences. The
first half though is not up to the mark.
Gopi Amarnath's cinematography stands out till the very end, for
it is not easy to shoot the entire movie in the same location and
then make it look not so tedious.
Editor Anthony has done a neat job in keeping the audiences
hooked in many scenes. GV Prakash's background score is apt and
Overall, Pencil could've been a better thriller had the
director incorporated few more thrills and spills. Having said
that, the movie has its moments, which makes it a decent