Night Drive Synopsis
Night Drive – Director Vysakh, who is renowned for his big-budget films like Pokkiriraja and Pulimurugan, delivers a more subdued thriller. An riveting thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Critic’s Rating: 3.5/5
Night Drive Story
The film examines corruption, love, and betrayal in the context of the state’s recent notable gold smuggling case.
Night Drive Review
Georgy (Roshan Mathew), an uber driver seeking a brighter future in Dubai, and Riya (Anna Ben), a popular news channel reporter known for her exclusive stories, are childhood friends who are dating. Things go wrong one Christmas Eve night when they go on a night drive to admire the holiday lights, when Riya, who is driving, gets into a fight with police CI Benny on the way back (Indrajith).
When her automobile collides with a man who leaps in front of it, things go much worse. The couple rushes him to the hospital, but she is now once again at the mercy of the CI.
The individual who was attacked suffered stab wounds, and they are now being investigated as suspects in a murder attempt.
Meanwhile, the NIA is due to search and interview a top politician (Siddique) in a gold smuggling case the next day. The rest of the thriller is around how the two stories are connected and who is the accident victim who holds the two threads together.
This time around, director Vysakh, who is renowned for his big-budget films like Pokkiriraja and Pulimurugan, brings us a more subdued film. It’s just under two hours, which is about ideal for an action-packed thriller that never drags.
Vysakh’s handling makes it feel like a fresh political suspense thriller, where an innocent couple is made scapegoats of the smuggling fraud, and writer Abhilash Pillai has a crisp, tidy writing style, while infusing the plot with twists and tension.
Roshan Mathew’s shift into a type of action hero from his typical soft-spoken young man is outstanding. Indrajith, as always, brings a unique quality to each job, and he appears to be particularly adept at portraying police personnel.
Anna Ben and Siddique perform admirably in their roles, which has become virtually a given for them. In lesser parts, Kalabhavan Shajon, Muthumani, Alexander Prashant, and others are excellent, however Ranji Panicker is wasted as Anna Ben’s father.
Under the gaze of cinematographer Shaji Kumar, Kochi appears to gleam. He virtually makes you explore the city for the first time and in a new light. The background music by Ranjin Raj is well-suited to the settings, albeit it may be a little loud at times.
Night Drive is the film for you if you’re seeking for a fantastic thriller to start your weekend.