Director : P. Vasu
Producer : Ramesh P.Pillai
Music Director : S. Thaman
Starring : Raghava Lawrence, Ritika Singh
Release Date: 14th April 2017
After the success of Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva, Lawrence is back to the horror genre again. His horror thriller flick ‘Shivalinga’, directed by P Vasu, the remake of Kannada movie with the same name, has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the story-line.
Story: Shivalingeswar ( Raghava Lawrence) is a CID officer, who gets the responsibility to crack a murder mystery of Raheem (Shakthi). Soon, he gets married to Sathya (Ritika Singh). Ever since Shiva takes up the case, strange supernatural things start to happen around him. Things get worse when his wife Sathya starts behaving weirdly. His work-life balance gets messed up even as he tries to solve the case. What happens to Sathya? Who killed Rahim? Why was he killed? How will Shivalingeswar crack the murder mystery? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
Performance: Raghava Lawrence packs in more than a punch and delivers a memorable outing. Engaging and entertaining all the way, he does a superb show. His performance, expressions, dance and body languages are mind-blowing. Vadivelu’s comedy works well in places. The performance of Ritika Singh is impressive. Bhanupriya, Radharavi, Madhuvanti Arun, Jayaprakash and others justify with their roles.
Technical: On the technical front, the cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is breath-taking. Thaman’s music is appealing and elevating scenes. Action sequences are choreographed well. Though the story line of Shivalinga is simple and predictable but screen play is engaging. This credit goes to director P Vasu as he narrates the story in a very entertaining manner with good doses of comedy. The director executes all the emotions such as horror, comedy and suspense well. The production value is good. Editing by Suresh Urs is ok.
Analysis: Overall Shivalinga is soulful thriller movie and there are enough elements in it to engage and entertain the masses. A death happens and a pigeon is only witness. It is an entertaining mixture of a thriller, suspense and horror. Good casting and performance by lead actors make it an endearing movie. At a time when horror movies are order of the day, P Vasu manages to render a commercial cocktail with romance, action, humor and some scary moments. Shivalinga is a treat for Lawrence’s fans.