Connect movie Review: Starring: Nayanthara, Anupam Kher, Sathyaraj, Vinay Roy, Haniyaseefa, Music: Prithvi Chandrasekhar, Sound Design: Sachin Sudhakaran, Hariharan, Story; Ashwin Saravanan, Kavya Ram Kumar, Composition: Richard Kevin, Cinematography: Manikanthan Krishnamachari, Producer: Vignesh Sivan, Released by: UV Creations, Directed by: Ashwin Saravanan Nayanthara is no stranger to horror films as the emerging lady superstar of the South. Maya, Mayuri, […]
Connect movie Review: Actors: Nayanthara, Anupam Kher, Sathyaraj, Vinay Roy, Haniya Seefa, Music: Prithvi Chandrasekhar, Sound Design: Sachin Sudhakaran, Hariharan, the story; Ashwin Saravanan, Kavya Ram Kumar, Composition: Richard Kevin, Cinematography: Manikanthan Krishnamachari, Producer: Vignesh Sivan, Released by: UV Creations, Direction: Ashwin Sharvavanan
Nayanthara, who is emerging as a lady superstar in the south, is no stranger to horror films. She entertained the Telugu audience with Movies like Maya, Mayuri, Dora, Aira. Actually a horror movie is not just about fear…there should also be a story that connects with the audience..then the movie will be successful. After the spread of covid, OTTs have entered our doorstep. In this sequence, new types of Movies have given a new experience to the audience.. Horror Movies are the main part of them. But now even though they have reduced in popularity… now and then such films continue to greet the audience… but recently Masooda, which came out in the background of a horror story in Telugu, became a blockbuster hit. Another horror movie that came before the Telugu audience in this sequence is Connect. While Nayanthara acted in the lead role, her husband Vignesh Sivan acted as producer. Ashwin, who has done many horror films with Nayanthara in the past, has directed this film. And did this film scare the audience? Or? Let's find out.
-What is the story of the movie?
Joseph Benoy (Vinay Roy) and Susan (Nayana Tara) are husband and wife. They have a daughter named Ammu (Hania Naseefa). She loves music since childhood. With that talent, she gets a seat at the Harvard Music School in London.. With this, the whole family is immersed in joy. Joseph is a doctor by profession.. while treating the victims of covid he dies due to the virus. Ammu is devastated when her father, whom she loved dearly, passes away. She turns to the online Ouija board to talk to her deceased father. It becomes distorted and an evil force possesses her. And when did Susan find out that her daughter had another soul in her body? How did you save her from that? How did Susan's father Arthar (Satya Raj) help in this? The rest of the story is how the exorcist Father Augustine (Anupam Kher) helps save Ammu.
Horror Movies should keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Fear alone is not enough. The story is also needed.. But the way the director has taken the background of Covid in this movie is good.. He has tried to bring something new to the old story by combining Covid and modern technology.. In this, the director's effort is definitely not there.. But it would have been better if the same trend had been continued throughout.. The opening scenes are new. Even though it makes you feel… the interest of the few viewers who are going to the movie will wane.. The scenes reflecting the period of covid lock down, the lack of opportunity to meet each other, the situations limited only to cell phones are well connected by the director to this story.. The whole movie seems to be going on in a video call. Even though the scope of the story is limited to four walls, the director tried to create fear from within it. But it has succeeded here and there.. The opening scenes and the scenes before the interval scare the audience. That is what is missing in this movie. It is noteworthy that the soul possessing Ammu in this movie does not have a strong back story. On the other hand, the story of the movie also seems to have ended halfway.
-How did you do it?
Nayanthara is the main strength of this movie. She played the role of a mother of a teenage girl and impressed.. She felt confident in her role.. but did not have much desire to act.. Haniya who played Ammu is the main attraction of this film.. Even though Vinay Roy appeared for a short time, he was hooked with her emotions. Sathyaraj and Anupam Kher gave excellent performances.. especially the sound design and camera work are the main strength of this movie.. Although the story chosen by the director is good… why is there no strength in the way it is directed as a movie..
-Strengths: Story, Scary Scenes, Nayantara, Hania, Satya Raj, Anupam Kher Acting, Covid Background
Nayanthara's character is not important, the story ends half way.