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Vasanthakalam (2020)

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Vasanthakalam (2020) The heiress of a multi-millionaire, a hearing and speech impaired young woman, has to fend off a slasher all alone in her palatial estate. There are a handful of murders in Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, and the life of its protagonist, Shruthi (Nayanthara) is in danger, but the film hardly makes us feel this threat. The film fails right in its set-up. These initial portions, which should have made us care for Shruthi, are so badly directed, with terrible line readings that seem straight out of a dubbed film, that we lose interest right away. And the portions involving the slasher, too, are laughably executed that we neither feel horrified nor thrilled. Even Nayanthara, the Lady Superstar, seems ordinary and cannot save it. If at all the film accomplishes something, it is making us appreciate Game Over, another recent slasher film that had a disabled protagonist, for its ambition and technique..