O2 – A fascinating survival thriller
Nayanthara after turning into the Girl Famous person of the South has repeatedly delivered spectacular feminine pushed movies which have struck a steadiness between content material and industrial components. Whether or not her newest outing ‘O2’, a survival thriller will grip the viewers stays to be seen.
Parvathy (Nayanthara) is the mom of a seven yr outdated youngster Veera (Rithvik) who’s affected by cystic fibrosis, a lung affliction and may breathe usually solely with the assistance of an oxygen cylinder. The doting mom decides to take her ailing son from Coimbatore to Cochin for a surgical procedure which may ease her son’s distress. She boards a non-public journey bus by which the opposite passengers are a pair planning to elope, the lady’s father, a jailbird who desires to fulfill his mom and an opposition get together politician and his henchman. A corrupt cop (Bharath Neelakandan) boards the bus halfway carrying a bag of narcotic medicine. The bus driver (Aadukalam Murugadoss) is pressured to takes a diversion by means of a hill station following a roadblock and a landslide buries the car deep in mud. Will Parvathy have the ability to save her son from not solely nature’s fury however from bizarre individuals who flip evil to outlive is what ‘O2 is all about.
Nayanthara as Parvathy shoulders the movie together with her display presence and is efficient notably within the final half hour as her motherly intuition kicks in and she or he battles to save lots of her offspring someway. Rithvik who has hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube makes a strong debut because the ailing child and his greatest scene is when he bravely places up his hand to assist restore lights within the bus. Aadukalam Murugadoss because the bus driver, Sharaa as Nayanthara’s youthful brother, Arjunan as a passenger who misses the bus halfway and the actress who performs the Kerala rescue rescue workforce head impress with their performing. Because of weak characterizations not one of the passengers of the bus make an affect, extra Bharath Neelankandan whose villainous actions does not gel with the proceedings.
What works greatest in ‘O2’ is that the author director has offered his screenplay in an enticing method with totally different threads fanning curiosity equivalent to how the mom will save her youngster, how the trapped passengers will survive and the way the rescue shall be made. The psychological angle can be robust on paper although mediocre in execution however nonetheless passes muster. The manufacturing design of the bus inside underground and the landslide on the floor are fairly convincing.
On the draw back the supporting characters little doubt have selection however their arc is way from convincing and their performing additionally suffers resulting from that. There are logic loopholes within the behaviour of these round Nayanthara in addition to some motion sequences. Dialogues are plastic and some scenes are stagey. The climactic leaf falling shot could also be poetic however fails in its execution to make the specified impact. The pc generated visible results may have been higher.
DOP Thamizhan A Azhagan on debut is competent in capturing the motion within the constrained house within the bus in addition to the rescue parts. Vishal Chandrasekhar’s background rating and Selva RK’s modifying are on par. Dream Warrior Footage as standard has backed a distinct try and provide you with a powerful product. Debutante director GS. Viknesh has chosen the theme that nature is each the punisher and the saviour of mankind and has said it in a principally participating screenplay. He positive deserves a pat on the again.
Verdict : Go for this participating survival thriller