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As a package, Outsider has a lot running for it. A more than impressive cast with Sreenivasan, Indrajith, Pasupathy and Saikumar for one. A more than OK story line that goes like this: Circumstances force a common man (Sreenivasan) to shoot a psychotic criminal ( Pasupathy) paralytic for years. A corrupt officer (Saikumar) steals the glory and years later; the criminal is back, alive and healthy and burning with revenge.
The plot and premises look promising but the director has done no good by trying to lengthen what would have been a taut 90minute thriller into a sloppy 130min yawn. Sreenivasan looking starved and haggard hopelessly tries to be his vintage self; though he still passes off the nod. Pasupathy rolling his eyes, jumping around unnecessarily and shouting at everyone has a task easy by his standards. Saikumar is delightful and Indrajith good. What spoils the film is the too many side plots – Neighbours' tragedies, Indrajith and Sreenivasan's daughters love plot etc - which are unnecessary takeoffs that only adds length and no substance; not to mention the songs that seem pasted just for the sake.
To summarize shabby vision has ruined what might have been an interesting prospect.
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