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MOVIE MUSINGS : GARUDAN, AN INVESTIGATIVE TRILLER By WILLIAMSJI MAVELI

“Garudan” is a compelling Malayalam investigative thriller that revolves around Circle Inspector Harishankar (Suresh Gopi), whose reputation is at stake after accusations of mishandling a rape case investigation. The film, directed by Arun Varma and written by Midhun Manuel Thomas, stands out in the Malayalam film industry for its departure from universal themes, showcasing the industry’s commitment to cultural roots.

The movie’s strength lies in its well-crafted screenplay, maintaining a steady pace and weaving a suspenseful narrative that keeps the audience guessing until the end. Suresh Gopi’s powerful performance as Harishankar, along with Biju Menon’s portrayal of the accused Nishanth, adds depth to the characters. The supporting cast, including Jagadish and Siddique, contributes significantly to the film’s success.

Arun Varma’s commendable direction skillfully balances the investigative elements with the emotional core of the story. The film’s technical aspects, including cinematography and background score, enhance its overall mood and suspenseful atmosphere.

“Garudan” is hailed as a refreshing and original piece of storytelling in an era dominated by remakes and sequels. It respects the audience’s intelligence by presenting a complex and layered narrative that demands engagement. The movie is described as not just a film but an experience, delving into human emotion, redemption, and justice. With a 5-star performance from veteran actors Suresh Gopi and Biju Menon, “Garudan” is recommended for those who appreciate high-quality cinema and edge-of-your-seat entertainment. – WILLIAMSJI MAVELI.

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