The Vaibhav-Venkat Prabhu starrer might have been a promising thriller however falls flat resulting from an underdeveloped plot
In some unspecified time in the future whereas watching Lock Up, you might be inclined to take a look at one of many lead characters Vasanth (Vaibhav), a police constable, and ask in your head: “Neenga nallavara kettavara?” (Are you a superb or unhealthy particular person?)
It isn’t as a result of Lock Up offers us profound moments like Nayakan did. It’s extra us asking: “Why is Vasanth by no means absolutely satisfied of his anti-hero talents?” Throughout a sequence within the climax parts, he’s at pains to counsel he is an efficient particular person solely to flip the change within the subsequent scene and do one thing sinister.
Lock Up | Solid and Storyline
- Director: SG Charles
- Solid: Vaibhav, Venkat Prabhu, Easwari Rao, Poorna
- Storyline: Two useless individuals, two conniving males in uniform and a lady police inspector who’s chasing the reality. Who prevails in the long run?
Lock Up, too, swings forwards and backwards like Vasanth. The movie has an honest premise, however the plot is underdeveloped; its potential struggling closely in consequence. Dubbing frailties helps so as to add a ‘black mark’ (a phrase that’s usually referenced within the movie) as effectively.
Lock Up follows the lives of sub-inspector Moorthy (Venkat Prabhu) and constable Vasanth (Vaibhav). There may be additionally Ilavarasi (Easwari Rao), a hard-nosed police inspector who’s put in control of the station the 2 males work at after the earlier inspector, Sampath (Mime Gopi), is murdered.
Spectacular, although, is Venkat Prabhu. In his comeback as an actor, the filmmaker nudges Moorthy alongside subtly in a subdued, however balanced efficiency. Perhaps, having a restricted scope by way of feelings required of Moorthy’s character affords Venkat Prabhu a consolation zone. What was disappointing, nonetheless, was the best way Easwari Rao’s character is sketched. She shows sufficient grit to make us consider in Ilavarasi’s investigating talents however the crime appears to unravel itself without having her intervention. It’s confounding to observe it play out.
The largest disadvantage was the various single shade characters and the simplistic nature of the setups and plot diversions that retains the story transferring. For a film that aspires to be severe, and has lead characters who persistently put on a severe face all through its runtime, these are components that find yourself undermining the movie.
It provides ‘a thought-provoking second’ in regards to the police division (to be filed underneath the ‘social message’ column). However once you make errors — like a cop selecting up a supposed homicide weapon by hand, to extra substantial logical loopholes like a lead character convincingly flying underneath the radar regardless of being stabbed twice (that is bothersome solely for the reason that movie does little to droop actuality) — perhaps it was finest to return to the drafting board and iron out the failings inside.
‘Lock Up’ is streaming on Zee5