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Saithan (2016)

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Dinesh, a software engineer, is brought to a psychiatrist by his boss after he seems mentally disturbed. His life turns worse when the voice in his head tells him to kill himself.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vijay Antony ... Dinesh
Arav Arav ... Nataraj
Chaaruhasan Chaaruhasan
Kamal Krishna Kamal Krishna
Meera Krishna Meera Krishna
Raja Krishnamoorthy Raja Krishnamoorthy
Y.G. Mahendran
Murugadass
Arundathi Nair Arundathi Nair ... Devagi / Ishwarya / Jayalakshmi
Vijay Sarathy Vijay Sarathy
Siddhartha Shankar Siddhartha Shankar
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Storyline

A successful software engineer, Dinesh gets married to Aishwarya through an online matrimonial portal. However, post the honeymoon, he suddenly starts hearing voices and seeing abnormal things that do not have any sort of pattern whatsoever. Only when he gets to a psychiatrist the mystery unravels. Written by PipingHotViews

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Tamil

Release Date:

1 December 2016 (India) See more »

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Vijay Antony Corporation See more »
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Adapted from the Tamil novel 'Aaah' written by Sujatha, which deals with auditory hallucinations and reincarnation. See more »

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In Singapore, the film initially received a NC-16 rating due to scenes of drug use. The distributors whom were unsatisfied with this rating and chose to re-edit the film in order to obtain the more lucrative PG-13 rating; the cuts implemented to the film removed a scene depicting a man snorting some crystalline drugs and sight of the protagonist being injected on his arm with some drugs. See more »

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Saithan is a decent fantasy thriller which could have been lot better if it had any remarkable scenes.A one time watch.
2 December 2016 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Saithan/Bethaaludu(2016): Vijay Antony got recognition with his surprise hit Pichaikkaran/Bichagaadu.Especially in Telugu Bichagaadu is a tremendous hit earning huge profits.So his new movie Saithan got decent recognition from Telugu audience despite of any star cast.Trailer of 'Saithan/Bethaaludu' also piqued the interest and raised the expectations.Let's see how it is

Plot: Dinesh(Vijay Anthony) is a senior software engineer who leads a happy life with his wife Aishwarya(Arundhati Nair). The twist in the tale arises when Dinesh starts hearing weird voices from his brain which ask Dinesh to kill himself.Things get so serious that Dinesh's life gets disturbed completely and he is joined in a mental hospital. There, during his treatment, the doctors find out that he is suffering from a problem which is related to his ancestral past where he is killed by a lady named Jayalaksmi.Who is Jayalakshmi?What does it have to do with Dinesh's current life? and How does Dinesh manage to come out of this tricky situation ? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points:

1)Plot: The story of Bhetaludu is quite a different one which is not usual for our audience.Reincarnation concept is old one but the way it was written makes this a different plot.

2)First half: First half of the movie is thrilling though it drags at few scenes.The psychological stress and voice of Bethala making Dinesh to commit dangerous acts are interesting to watch.Interval twist is surprising.The way flash back scenes shown as glimpses in first half is unique commendable attempt.

3)Background score: Jayalakshmi score is one of the most spookiest score in recent times.The way it was played at few scenes definitely added a good thrill.

Minus Points:

1)Slow Pace: Even though this movie has limited duration of 2hr 4 min still it seems so slow.

2)No remarkable scenes: This movie has no remarkable goosebumps scenes despite having a good plot.Few such scenes could have helped this movie a lot.

3)Inconsistency in Second half: Flashback is decent but after that movie goes in an uneven way.

So,Saithan is a decent fantasy thriller which could have been lot better if it had any remarkable scenes.A one time watch.

My rating 6.5/10


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