Eeram, directed by Shankarís former assistant Arivazhagan, is a super natural thriller that sends a few genuine shocks through your spine. The director has woven a script that has a new story with interesting twists and turns in Eeram.
An apartment witnesses the death of Ramya (Sindhu Menon), who is believed to have committed suicide. Though she leaves a suicide message, ACP Vasudevan (Aadhi), former lover of Ramya, suspects some foul play. He turns his attention towards Ramya's husband Bala (Nandha) and investigates the case in different angle.
The subsequent murders in the apartments shock everyone and make the case more complicated. The way the killings take place gives some bizarre message and hence Vasu looks the case in an entirely new angle. His search, rather research, makes him realize a stunning truth and the rest of the movie deals with how he deals with the illogical developments.
Eeram (meaning wetness) has used the water as its quintessential element. The water has been wonderfully exploited through a credible script and stunning visuals (cinematography Manoj Paramahamsa).
Arivazhagan makes the narrative quite interesting but he has lost his grip in the second half, which is too long and less engaging. The flashback scenes have been deftly interwoven in the narrative. The director and cinematographer deserve appreciation for special mention for the way water has been used in the script and portrayed through the lens.
Adhi is quite impressive as a suave cop. He adds grace and charm to the role. Sindhu Menon, as an innocent victim, plays her role perfectly. Saranya is competent and Nandha is effective.
Music director Thaman has given an eefective background score to add value to the super natural thriller.
The movie weakens when the whole truth is revealed by an unknown source. This has marred the impact of the investigation, which had been credible and engaging till the moment. The force behind the murders hasnít achieved its goal of proving the integrity of Ramya. The force speaks through the culprit and makes him confess about his crime. But the basic issue of the morality of Ramya hasnít been addressed.
These problems, however, could not take away the credit of the team that has provided us a decent thriller based on super natural theme.