Blood Money is a good suspense thriller with a fantastic premise, but the narrative fails to interest the spectator. KISHORE AND PRIYA BHAVANI SHANKAR RAISED THIS EMOTIONAL THRILLER.
Critic’s Rating: 2.5/5
Blood Money Movie Synopsis:
A Tamil Nadu journalist sets out on a quest to free two guys whose lives are in danger in a Kuwaiti jail. Will she be successful?
Blood Money Movie Review:
Sarjun KM has established himself as a director who prefers to explore emotions rather than follow the predictable commercial path. Blood Money, penned by Sankar Dass of Monster and Oru Naal Koothu fame, would most likely have been his choice. The film’s plot, which revolves around the concept of blood money, the anguish of two Tamils imprisoned in Kuwait and facing execution, and the emotional tie between a father and a daughter, seems like a great script. However, Sarjun’s execution falls short, and the film ends up being a rather monotonous and predictable affair.
Rachel Victor (Priya Bhavani Shankar) is introduced in the opening few minutes of the film as a sub-editor at a prominent news station in Chennai. On her first day, she stumbles across an intriguing piece of information regarding two Tamil Nadu men who are going to be hanged in Kuwait for their participation in a fatal car accident. Rachel decides to investigate the topic after seeing the mother of the two guys make an impassioned appeal in a video on social media. In order to save the two men from being hanged, she is sent on a risky mission to Sri Lanka. Rachel’s trip to Sri Lanka is for a reason. Is she able to complete her mission?
Despite having all of the characteristics for a good emotional, mystery thriller, the plot fails to hold the audience’s attention, and the sequences become readily predictable. Such thrillers need a multi-layered script with a great deal of attention to detail, something the writers appeared to overlook. The film felt stretched out and lacked information in the Sri Lanka segments of the second half, despite its 90-minute runtime. It appeared like issues were fixing themselves.
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Rachel, played by Priya Bhavani Shankar, is a fearless journalist on the hunt for the truth and in a race to save the two men from the gallows. The actress emotes effectively and succeeds in having the audience root for her, demonstrating that she can handle female-centric films.
Kishore, as one of the death row inmates, has restricted options yet excels in the area he is given. Shirish of Metro fame, who plays Rachel’s journalist colleague, likewise makes effective use of his short screen time. Cinematographer G. Balamurugan, who has done an excellent job, filmed the Kuwait jail sequence. Satish Ragunathan’s music also seems appropriate for conveying the story’s tone. He takes the climactic scene to new heights. The movie’s color tone, on the other hand, appears to be a little odd. The shots that were genuinely shot at Rameshwaram, for example, were fake and unconvincing.
Overall, Blood Money is a solid suspense thriller with a wonderful premise, but the narrative fails to captivate the spectator.