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Forensic (2020)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 28 February 2020 (USA)
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Samuel uses his forensic skills and discovers breakthroughs in a serial killing case as further victims are added to the list. Shikha teams up with Samuel and uncovers evidence that might lead to the killer's identity.


Anas Khan, Akhil Paul





Credited cast:
Tovino Thomas ... Samuel John Kattookkara
Mamta Mohandas ... Rithika Xavier
Saiju Kurup ... Xavier John Kattookkaran
Reba Monica John ... Shikha Damodar
Renji Panicker ... Abdul Wahab
Anwar Shereef ... S.I Murali Mohankumar
Prathap Pothen ... Dr. Jayakumar Menon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R Menon Aditya R Menon Aditya ... Alphonse Kurian's Childhood
Dhanesh Anand Dhanesh Anand ... Ubaid
Rony David ... Dano Mammen
Giju John ... Alphonse Kurian
Srikant Murali ... Issac
Thamanna Pramod Thamanna Pramod ... Nayana / Navya
Ramu ... Rajeev Madhavan
Balaji Sarma ... Dr. Jayan Krishna


Samuel John Kattookkaran (Tovino Thomas) is a medico-legal advisor (forensic personnel), who is assigned to the case of a serial killer targeting little girls. Samuel uses his forensic skills and makes breakthroughs in a serial killing case as further victims are added to the list. The investigation team is headed by the chief investigating officer, Rithika Xavier IPS (Mamta Mohandas),who is Samuel's sister-in-law. Samuel with his team uncovers that killer is Alphonse Kurian (Giju John), a child psychologist who has a past of murdering his own father when he was a child, and has taken up killing in later life to find peace. He also targets Rithika's family out of delusional convictions. Samuel confirms the evidence that he has on the killer's identity and hears Alphonse's confession while driving. When Alphonse tries to kill Samuel, he runs the car into a roadblock and unlocks Alphonse's seat-belt. The car flips and Alphonse is ejected from the seat, his head hits the road and he dies...

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Its like those twisted Korean movies if the twist was thought of by a 7 year old child.
7 May 2020 | by DennisBergkamp10See all my reviews

There is a show called Homeland that wound up recently after many many excruciating seasons. I have watched the first two seasons and the first season is nothing short of absolutely brilliant. A strong plotline would develop and you would assume that they would drag on that plot till the very end. But they would conclude that plot in the very next episode and another bigger and better plotline would develop and they would conclude that as well and so on and so forth. The first season of Homeland is as good as anything ever made for television. Watching Forensic, when they make the big reveal midway through, for a moment I was reminded of Homeland. Even Anjaam Pathiraa did not reveal the killer till the every end. You are thinking that for Forensic to come up with something so conclusive so early on surely they would have a seriously solid script. And when the movie ends you are thinking......Aiyee.

Forensic is like a C+ movie if Anjaam Pathiraa was a B+ movie. Anjaam Pathiraa itself was quite overrated but this one takes it to just another level altogether. I had recently mentioned in one of my reviews that Tovino is generally the best thing about movies featuring him. Unfortunately that is not the case with this movie. Literally everything about the movie is bang average. Bang average acting, bang average script, bang average directing. The only good thing about the movie is that its quite short so the torture of watching it is also quite short.

I think they should have some sort of an institute where they take all potential scriptwriters. So they take the guy who wrote this movie to the institute and they test him and tell him....Naah bro....You really should not be a script writer.....your IQ is really low. Is it not wrong at a certain level that this bloke identifies as a scriptwriter and the guy who wrote Kumbalangi Nights also identifies as one?

Last year a Korean movie movie titled 'Forgotten" had come out. I doubt a lot of people watched it though its available on Amazon Prime.I remember watching the movie and thinking...how does somebody come up with these sort of twists? I am thinking the same about Forensic...how deluded would somebody have to be to come up with a script like this. CSI has made episodes better than this and that is largely a laughably bad show.

Tovino has done a decent enough job though he is only ever required to chew something when he inadvertently remembers that his character is supposed to do that. The lady who plays the leading cop is irritating. Saiju Kurup just picks up every nonsense that comes his way. Renji Panicker also picks up every nonsense that comes his way. The villains are all the same quality that they had in Chandrakanta.

Good thing I didnt spend money and watch it in the theatre. I remember that it was either this or Trance and though Trance was no less of an abomination, atleast it had Fahadh being the brilliant actor that he is in the early bits.

What a waste of time. I was flipping through channels yesterday and the climax of some movie named Chanakya Tantram was on. There were people on Doordarshan directing serials in the early 90's better than the guy behind the camera of Chanakya Tantram. Its scary that someone actually got financing for making that. So on the bright side its not as bad as Chanakya Tantram.

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