Maya Movie News
Maya Movie Videos
Maya Movie PhotosView More Maya Photos
Maya Movie review
Freeze... Relax... Freeze... Relax... This is exactly what one would feel while watching the Nayantara - Aari horror thriller, Maya aka Mayuri. From the very first scene, there is an eerie atmosphere to the film. The story begins with the establishment of Aari's character as a cartoonist. He narrates a story series which he is working on, to his friend during one power-cut night. The mysterious story which he narrates is about an old Asylum located in the midst of a forest named Mayapuram, where years ago several mental patients were tortured to death. One among them was Maya who was separated from her newborn baby. A pause in the narration, takes us into the story of a struggling single mom played by Nayantara. She has a one year old baby and to make ends meet she acts in advertisements. Both Aari and Nayanthara experience paranormal activity around them, and how they are are related to Maya forms the crux of the story.
Maya is probably the best ever launch any debutante director can get. Written and directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the film stands out as a classy horror flick in recent times. With an interesting narration style, the film gets the heart beat of the audience racing in every frame and keeps them rooted to their seats till the end credits go up. Actress Nayantara, awes the audience with her character that has practically no dialogs! In fact, her mature level of acting speaks more than the dialogues itself. The actress has once again proved to be a great performer.
Aari who plays an equally important role as that of Nayantara has perfected his role along with Amzath Khan, who appears as his friend in the film. Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, who plays the role of Nayantara's friend who aids her during crisis has delivered a neat and notable performance. One cannot miss the character of Mime Gopi, who has delivered an appreciable performance. Though Robo Shankar and Reshmi Menon appear in very few scenes, they have played their parts well.
A BIG kudos to the technical team of the film. The technically sound team, comprising of cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan, editor T. S. Suresh and the sound design handled by Ron Ethan Yohaan has made the film an audio visual horror feast. The camera movements enhanced with the intense and chilling background score has made even an empty scene frightening. The cuts and effects by T. S. Suresh is laudable, because Maya unlike other films, has used graphics to minimally. Interestingly, the ghost's face remains unseen till the end. The sound effects in Dolby Atmos has taken the thrills up a few notches, effectively scaring the audience. On the whole, Maya is a rare gem of a horror flick in recent times!
Verdict: A technically strong must watch chilling thriller!