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 the case.
Rest of the film revolves around how GV Prakash, with the help of his friend, played by Sri Divya, solves the mystery behind the murder.
Solid performances are provided by the film's supporting cast that includes actors like VTV Ganesh, Urvashi and TP Gajendran.
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 future.
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 solid.
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 thriller.