Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeesan
Direction: Karthik Subbaraj
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
If the success of a thriller lies in bringing the film-goer to the edge of the seat, ‘Pizza’ does it.
With right toppings in the form of a taut screenplay, deft camera work, eerie sound effects and nice background score, the movie manages to leave a mark.
Vijay Sethupathy is having a gala time in Kollywood, one can say. After a comical role in ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkathai Kanom’, a role with negative shades in ‘Sundarapandian’, now he plays a role that combines all in one.
Ramya Nambeesan plays her part well. She gives right expressions and adds pep to the proceedings. Also in the cast are Naren, Pooja, Jaykumar and Veera Sethuraman.
It is a simple story and what sustains the interest is the way it has been narrated. Loaded with enough suspense elements, the movie is a sure a worthy watch with a pack of popcorn.
Michael (Vijay Sethupathy) is a pizza delivery boy, who stays with Anu (Ramya Nambeesan). The latter has a passion to pen a story on spirits and ghosts.
In the meantime, unexpected pregnancy of Anu forces Michael to marry her. When things go smooth, Michael’s life takes a turn when he goes to deliver pizza at a posh bungalow.
There he gets struck in the house and comes across creepy moments. The rest is all but a chain of events that leads to an unexpected climax.
One of the high points of the movie is splendid background score by Santosh Narayanan.
There are scenes that sends chill down the spine- especially the one at the bedroom in the house where Michael goes after delivering the pizza. The encounters between Michael and the inmates of the haunted house are sure to make you bite your nails.
Thankfully, a couple of songs in the form of mobile ring tones are situation-based, which don’t affect the flow of the movie.
Producer C V Kumar deserves a pat for coming up with a quality product in such a modest budget. Perhaps emboldened by the success of his earlier venture ‘Attakaththi’.
But at the same time, ‘Pizza’ could also end up as a multiplex movie, catering to the taste of the so-called A-centre audience alone.