Walter movie review: Unremittingly dull

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Written by S Subhakeerthana
| Chennai |

Published: March 13, 2020 6:18:01 pm


Walter movie review Walter film assessment: The trailer of Walter promised a lot, however the movie delivers little.

Walter film forged: Sibi Sathyaraj, Samuthirakani, Natarajan Subramaniam, Shirin Kanchwala
Walter film director: Anbarasan
Walter film ranking: 1.5 stars

Expectations have been excessive from this Sibi-starrer because the movie was named after his father Sathyaraj’s blockbuster, Walter Vetrivel (1993). (Don’t fear, there aren’t any similarities between each.) Though Walter begins on a promising notice, it seems to be a crushing disappointment. Babies go lacking from completely different authorities hospitals, and ACP Walter (Sibi) is on a mission to nab the suspects. No, this isn’t all. You get the story of the Health Minister Eswara Moorthy (Bava Chelladurai), and the way he’s concerned within the racket. This just isn’t all, once more. You are proven the story of Eswara Moorthy’s aide Balu (Samuthirakani), and his buddy Arjun (Natarajan Subramaniam). There aren’t any prizes for guessing who’s the connecting thread between these characters… Walter!

The writing is completely complicated, and the movie is pretty predictable. This has a lot to do with the lazily-written one-note characters. The essential story lacks conflicts or thrilling parts that pulls one in. The lack of a strong script makes Walter, a dampener.

Further, this Anbarasan-directorial bites greater than it might chew. Though Walter is proven as a no-nonsense cop, he has an excellent dumb girlfriend, who nags him to be along with her on a regular basis. She will get upset when he isn’t round. First of all, a ‘serious’ movie like Walter needn’t have duets, however we get two awfully-choreographed numbers. A well-written business movie can dispose of duets and nonetheless make for a compelling watch. Take Kaithi for example. Without a traditional feminine lead, Lokesh Kanagaraj managed to maintain the viewers engaged for 140-something minutes. (I perceive Anbarasan isn’t Lokesh and Sibi isn’t Karthi, however nonetheless.)

The “twists”, seemingly packaged as “suspense”, makes you dangle on to see the place Walter is headed, however the execution falters. Random scenes comply with one another. When Eswara Moorthy, at first, says, “En saava naan thaan decide pannuven”, it will be the precise reverse.

The trailer of Walter promised a lot, however the movie delivers little. The characters aren’t fully convincing. They are distant from what we usually understand to be ‘authentic cinema’. Truth be instructed, cinematically, the premise of Walter is a terrific house to be in— if solely Anbarasan might have explored it with intelligence and a few allure. The filmmaker introduces us to a “rare blood group” idea, which I discovered fascinating. And, for a thriller, this will work. Actually, there’s a possible for an honest story. Since the screenplay is convoluted, nothing fairly helps.

The cinematographer appears to have left no stone unturned to make sure the actors look good in each body, however that’s not sufficient. My greatest grouse with Walter is the tempo of the plot. Like many tv soaps, it chugs alongside after which, earlier than it, it’s throughout. I counsel that Anbarasan watches Thani Oruvan, at the least, twice to grasp the premise of a medical thriller, and the way a director phases the whole movie.

Towards the climax, some character says, “Inga enna nadakkudhu… onnume puriya maatengudhu!” (What’s occurring right here? I perceive nothing). You can safely assume this was my ‘mind voice’, too.

Here is a little bit of trivia: Natarajan Subramaniam’s position was initially written for Gautham Menon, it appears. I’m so glad he opted out of this underwhelming movie.

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