Achamundu Achamundu


 A still from the film

With its USP in the use of revolutionary high definition Red One Camera, Arun Vaidyanathan’s maiden foray ‘Achamundu Achamundu’ that draws its inspiration from the 1931 Fritz Lang’s cult classic ‘M’ seeks to put fear in your souls. However, despite its technical brilliance (Chris Frielich’s superlative cinematography), ‘Achamundu Achamundu’ (There is fear, There is fear) turns into a somewhat tepid fare. Set in New Jersey, ‘Achamundu..’ tries to whip up a taut and telling thriller dealing with the touchy topic of paedophilia. Despite its classy and eclectic feel, so different from the formulaic, ‘Achamundu..’ fails to keep you glued.

Revolving around a Tam-bram couple, whose daughter is stalked by a painter-paedophile, ‘Achamundu...’ peters out into predictable show despite the slickness Vaidyanathan brings in. Hollywood import John Shea makes his presence felt, while Prasanna as techie Senthil and Sneha as his wife Malini put in a cosy-couple routine. Akshaya as daughter Rithu, the paedophile victim, passes muster. Despite its shortcomings, ‘Achamundu Achamundu’ deserves a dekko

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