Banner: Trident Arts
Producer: Ravindran R
Music: S S Thaman
Casting: Raghava Lawrence, Ritika Singh, Shakti, Vadivelu, Radharavi, Bhanu Priya, Urvashi, Madhuvanti, Arun, Jayaprakash, Pradeep Rawat and others
Sivalingeswar (Raghava Lawrence), CB CID officer maintaining his identity secret solves many complicated cases. Right after his marriage with Satya (Ritika Singh), he is asked to solve the murder case of Raheem (Shakti) in Warangal. The case generates interest as it has Hindu Muslim angle and her lover seeks re-investigation.
Sivalingeswar along with his wife moves to Warangal and to maintain secrecy in investigation prefers to reside in a lonely bungalow near a burial ground. But suddenly things take shocking turn when his wife sees mysterious things and behaves in a abnormal manner. To find out the mystery behind investigation enjoy Sivalinga on screen.
Raghava Lawrence performed well as a police officer. He showed different mannerisms and body language as a tough cop, romantic husband and at the same time person who is scared of ghosts.
Ritika Singh is good looking and attracts with her performance. Vadivelu after a long time entertained with his trademark comedy. Others performed according to their roles.
Thaman gave mass beats keeping in view Lawrence's mass image. However songs acted as speed breakers. Background score is good and it elevated the film. Cinematography of Sarvesh Murari is good and elevated the scenes. However some camera angles are routine.
Editing could have been better especially in the second half. Director could have added some interesting elements in the second half. Production values are good.
Few investigation scenes
Lack of real thrills
P.Vasu came with a horror story along with Lawrence to increase interest among movie lovers. Vasu showed Lawrence in different angle and the entire first half sails through smoothly with investigation and unnatural elements going in parallel. First half ends on a interesting note with viewers expecting even more interesting elements in the second half.
However routine and monotonous scenes in the second half kill the thrill of the viewers. Climax too turned routine and viewers after the entertaining and interesting first half will be let down by the second half. However P.Vasu managed to entertain with his story ,screenplay and direction to some extent. Had he concentrated on the second half, result would have been even more better.
Sivalinga a routine horror story.
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