U-Turn movie review: Samantha Akkineni owns a paranormal thriller that thrives on an interesting premise

U-Flip just isn’t a daily whodunit however a properly made paranormal thriller that strikes at a speedy tempo, with a surprising reveal within the climax. It’s the Tamil remake of the Kannada movie with identical title and director. It’s a devoted remake however director Pawan Kumar makes one essential change within the climax which makes the homicide thriller puzzle barely extra plausible. Samantha Akkineni owns the movie. She is incredible in a really troublesome function because the pivot round which the story revolves.

Samantha Akkineni in a nonetheless from U-Flip. Picture by way of Twitter

Rachana (Samantha) is an intern at a newspaper (the movie was partially shot on the Occasions of India workplace in Hyderabad).  She takes to the crime beat and desires to impress her senior editor Aditya (Rahul Ravindran) and does an investigative story on the Velachery flyover in Chennai. She finds that every day, some motorists transfer blocks that partition the highway simply to take a brief minimize by way of a U-turn. After all, those that unlawfully take the U-Flip don’t transfer them again and the blocks results in many accidents.

A homeless man who lives below the flyover and Rachana’s contact takes down the car numbers of those that violate the visitors rule and take the harmful ‘U-turn’. She tracks them one after the other and discovers that each one of them seem to have dedicated suicide on the day they broke the visitors rule. Rachna is taken into police custody and initially, the police suspect her however later, a sympathetic officer Nayak (Aadhi), joins her as he feels that one thing is  fishy. Are the deaths linked to one another and to the flyover? Why do all of them die on the day they illegally moved these blocks?  And out of the blue there comes an intriguing hyperlink which connects all of the “suicides” and endangers Rachna’s life.

There are many twists and turns that hold you hooked until the final scene. The director, on the finish of the movie, says his story is predicated on real-life incidents. What impresses most is Nikketh Bommireddy’s digital camera, which provides the movie its eerie really feel, supported by the background rating by Poorna Chandra Tejaswi. Pawan has a intelligent storyline as he harps on karma, the underlining theme of the movie. It additionally delivers a hard-hitting message on how essential it’s to obey visitors guidelines. The movie has its weak point because it oscillates between the actual and the implausible; making it troublesome for the screenplay to bridge the hole, particularly in some key parts in the course of the second half. The paranormal actions are powerful to swallow.

The movie works largely attributable to Samantha’s efficiency. Her expression of concern within the climax makes for simply top-of-the-line scenes. And giving her ample assist is Rahul Ravindran because the senior crime editor and Aadhi because the cop. Pawan has pacakaged U-Flip properly as a neat thriller which performs extra on the latent human concern of the unknown.   

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