Dora is a Tamil horror movie directed by Dass Ramasamy and produced by A. Sarkunam. Movie features Nayanthara in the lead role. Thambi Ramaiah was signed to play Nayanthara's father in the film. The film's production began in March 2016 and principal photography commenced in June 2016.
Dora, women centric movie Nayanthara. The movie revolves around a car, and Nayanathara (Pavalakkodi). Fantasy part, Ghost is a just a part of the script. The ghost will be a fantasy element within the crime thriller flick.
Thambi Ramaiah is acting as Nayan's father and he will be providing comic relief. Harish Uthaman plays a police officer.
Dinesh Krishnan has handled the Cinematography while editing was done by Gopi Krishna. The background score and soundtrack music was composed by Vivek Siva and Mervin Solomon.
The movie shoot kick started with scenes involving Nayanthara and Harish Uthaman at Chennai. The film began production untitled and briefly developed under the title of Tik Tik Tik, before being titled Dora in July 2016.
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The only traditional horror element 'Dora' follows is the emotional flashback as is the case in any revenge movie, a tragic incident leads a dog’s spirit into a possessed car which is then bought by Nayan, not far away is Harish Uthaman a rigid cop investigating a local murder.
The film again falls into the category of "Could have been better" flicks letdown by flimsy sequences which has no place in this storyline. To quote, a comical Thambi Ramiah dancing in front of the ghostly car just when they find the horror behind it is very irrelevant.
Verdict : Overall Dora is a decent spirit revenge thriller, gets it right in parts.
Dora is a desperate attempt to justify Nayanthara’s lady superstar tag, as if the world really cares about it. If you thought films were only made to satisfy ego of male stars, Dora is the perfect example to prove that theory wrong.
Dora follows a tried-and-tested tale of revenge in which a car and a dog play pivotal roles. If there was a consolation prize for acting, I’d happily hand it over to the dog and its trainer.
Apart from Nayanthara, who shines in a few scenes, the rest of the cast falls flat.