Karthik Subbaraj's debut directorial venture Pizza starring Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeeshan in leads, is a Tamil suspense thriller, which has been critically acclaimed movie, besides being a big success at the TN Box Office. Now, the makers of the film have it dubbed and released in Telugu today (February 15). It is sure to impress Telugu audience too.
Pizza is one of the finest Indian thrillers and debutant Vijay Sethupathi's excellent performance is the main highlight in the film. Karthik Subbaraj's clever screenplay, Santhosh Narayanan's excellent background score, Gopi Amarnath's amazing cinematography are other attractions of the movie. There are no big drawbacks except uninteresting songs. The flick does not have commercial elements and it lacks Telugu nativity, which can be called drawbacks as per Telugu viewers' taste.
Karthik Subbaraj has chosen a wonderful storyline and also created a brilliant screenplay for it. The director has amazing grip over its tempo. The movie begins as usual with introduction of lead roles, but the element of suspense gets a new twist to the story, which makes you glued to the screen. The thrill continues in the second half, which is the life and soul of the film. The climax is even more brilliant and unpredictable.
Mike aka Michael (Vijay Sethupathi) is a pizza delivery boy and he has a live-in relationship with his girlfriend Anu (Remya Nambeesan), who is an aspiring novelist, who is writing a horror story. Mike does not believe in supernatural powers, but he soon realises their presence, when Pizza restaurant owner Shanmugam's (Naren) daughter is possessed by a spirit.
One particular day, Michael goes out to deliver a pizza to a customer and returns back to the restaurant in a state of shock while covered in blood and apparently injured muttering his partner Anu's name over and over again. What happens when he goes to deliver pizza will form the crux of the story, which should be watched on screen.
The film Pizza is supported by a slow, but crisp screenplay that may not engage initially, but sends chill down your spine at the later part. Vijay Sethupathi, who has earlier played small roles, looks very convincing in the role of a pizza delivery boy in the movie Pizza. He has delivered wonderful acting. His facial expressions and body language in scenes like fear, love and slyness are simply superb.
Remya Nambeesan looks cool as a horror novelist and she has also given a convincing act. But the director should have given a little more attention to her makeup. The supporting cast including Naren, Pooja, Jaykumar and Veera Sethuraman have also delivered good performances. The director should have given a little scope for comedy element.
Santosh Narayan's music is an integral part of the film Pizza. His compositions are situational and they gel well with the screenplay. But they are not very impressive. But his background score is a big asset to the movie. It helps the director to elevate the intensity of several horror scenes. Gopi Amarnath's picturisation is another big highlight in the technical front. The way he has set his frame in both romantic and haunting sequences is excellent and it is visual treat to the audience.
Overall, Pizza has all the elements to make a perfect suspense thriller. It has good performance, intriguing and gripping narration, deft camera work, eerie sound effects and nice background score. It is surely a treat for lovers of the horror films. Don't miss it if you are the one.