Indrudu stands testimonial to the fact that a simple story that has been milked dry over the years can still be narrated in myriad engaging ways. One such way is what we see in this film, which is not an exceptional thriller, but definitely has the potential to keep you hooked.
A man (Vishal) suffering from Narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that forces him to fall asleep whenever he experiences extreme emotion) since birth has to hunt down those responsible for an irreparable incident in his life?
Most Indian films with rare medical issues in the narrative lack
logical explanation. Indrudu does not fall in that league
of films and instead scores an ace for treating narcolepsy the way
it is supposed to be portrayed on screen. For instance, songs are
introduced from time to time in the narrative for commercial
reasons, but the hero who happens to be happily dancing does fall
asleep when he experiences extreme happiness. In another song, he
merely walks in stylish designer outfits. By taking care of these
trivial details, the makers have earned some respect from the
audience. Continue to read Indrudu movie review in
Narcolepsy Angle In Indrudu
The narcolepsy angle has been used very effectively from the
story's perspective. We are told that only water (in the shower or
rain) keeps our hero from falling asleep and when we see how water
becomes a very important aspect of the story, you smile in
Narcolepsy Concept Well Executed
Of course, we don't know if water does really keep narcolepsy
patients from falling asleep, but we just have to accept that
because in the film it does help the hero. It's debatable but I
wouldn't argue because it makes sense the way it has been used in
Narration In Indrudu
The twist in the second half hits you like a ton of bricks. You
may or may not take it in the right spirit especially if you're one
among the highly emotional Indian citizens'. Women and family
audiences may find it hard to digest. The openness with which the
makers present the second half to us raises several
Vishal's Performance In Indrudu
Vishal has done a splendid job in Indrudu. This is the
third time in a row, he has essayed a revenge-seeking character.
It's time for him to play different characters before audiences
start discarding his films. He portrays the pain of his character
and expresses the required body language to perfection.
Lakshmi Menon In Indrudu
Lakshmi Menon, shines in her brief role. She's turning out to
get better with each film and that's a good sign for a lasting
Supporting Cast In Indrudu
Iniya, Jagan, Sunder Ramu, Jayaprakash and Saranya, who are in
the supporting cast of Indrudu, have done justice to their
Music In Indrudu
The songs in the film merely act as a speed breaker in the
narrative, extending an already lengthier film by few more minutes.
Composer GV Prakash's background score is reminiscent of tunes from
films such as Man of Steel and Rush.
Picturisation In Indrudu
Richard M Nathan's cinematography is impressive especially in
scenes where we see the use of hand-held camera.
Indrudu Cast And Crew
Producers: Vishal, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth
Cast: Vishal Krishna, Lakshmi Menon, Iniya, Jagan, Sunder Ramu, Jayaprakash and Saranya Ponvannan
Music: GV Prakash Kumar
Cinematography: Richard M Nathan
Release Date: June 20, 2014