After making a rather unimpressive debut with Vidharth-starrer Aal, film-maker Ananda Krishnan is back with Metro, which stars Sathya, Shirish and Bobby Simha in important roles.
Continue reading our movie review to know what Ananda Krishnan's second outing Metro has to offer.
Shirish plays a journalist and his younger brother, played by Sathya, is a college student. Sathya's desire to get his hands on a high-end bike, which his father and brother cannot afford, tempts him to opt for a path, frequently taken by greedy youngsters.
Chain snatching is a menace in India, but it is one of the many ways to make some quick bucks. Sathya turns to this illegality to lead a lavish life, which transforms him into a different entity altogether.
Newcomer Sathya gets the maximum screen space and the actor has used his opportunity in a convincing manner. However, his act in some of the scenes might make you wonder if the director has entrusted him with a role, which is a tad too meaty for his skills.
Shirish comes up with a commendable performance. But, his transformation from being a responsible person to a powerful hero, is unconvincing.
Bobby Simha has delivered one of his best performances. His dialogue delivery too, is sharp and adds to the engaging factor.
Screenplay is fast-paced and adds to the tension. Dialogues deserve a special mention as they are written intelligently by Ananda Krishnan.
NS Uthaya Kumar's cinematography and VFX used in the movie complement each other brilliantly, especially in stunt sequences, which has been choreographed well.
While editing by M Ramesh Baarathi is neat with sharp cuts, Johan's background score is apt and sometimes even elevates certain scenes.
Metro is an honest attempt by Ananda Krishnan which aims to educate its audiences about the brutality involved in greed and chain snatching. It also succeeds in instilling fear, which might make us more cautious, the next time we step out, which is the film's main objective.