Director: Vignesh Karthick
Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Subash Selvam
Adhira (Aishwarya Rajesh) may be very completely different from the feminine cop roles our stars normally get to play. Of course she’s powerful from the skin with a razor-sharp work ethic, however at the very least there’s an try to point out a human aspect to this in any other case uni-dimensional archetype. For occasion, Inspector Adhira explains the issues she’s coping with on the matrimonial entrance. She will get her share of proposals however these males are typically reserved or afraid of her career, she provides, questioning how lengthy it has been since she final flirted with a man. She’s a giant fan of romances like Alaipayuthey and admits she desires all of the love and a focus any girl her age would need. She pays the invoice at eating places and it’s apparent she earns greater than Arjun (Subash Selvam), her boyfriend, however none of that is proven prefer it’s purported to be a giant deal.
Add a sequence of voiceovers, the police case setting and a few espresso retailers and also you’d be fooled to assume that you simply’re watching a Gautham Menon movie from a lady’s perspective. Instead of merely changing a hero-oriented cop movie with a feminine actor, there appears to be a real effort to rewrite her with some internal life, a set of frailties and most significantly, dignity.
But all this is applicable solely to the primary half hour or so of Plan B. After that, the movie turns right into a full fledged investigation with Adhira looking for her finest buddy Surya (Ananya). The investigation itself has components which are attention-grabbing just like the presence of a bodily challenged suspect, a number of complicated alibis, an accident and plenty of planted proof. But there’s one thing unfair about the best way this data is given to us. In the title of deception, the movie tells us one factor solely to inform us later that it was all unfaithful. And when this occurs a second time, you cease trusting the movie, ultimately main us to gross indifference.
Red herrings come and go taking an excessive amount of time and the components which are added to point out us the emotional bond between Surya and Adhira characteristic a sequence of friendship cliches that by no means work. The investigation turns into too convoluted and complicated to matter and by this time, we’ve misplaced all reference to Adhira and her love curiosity. But what’s most stunning is what the movie tries to do with a very complicated matter. Although well-intentioned, the movie makes use of a delicate matter solely to create shock worth and since it will result in an anticipated twist.
By this level, all of the dignity that was afforded to Adhira early on is taken proper again and he or she’s handled like a naive bystander in regressive movies like Idhu Enna Maayam and Remo. But the issue doesn’t even finish there. Instead of tackling a posh matter with children gloves and sensitivity, the movie squanders its probability to start out a dialog by reinforcing harmful notions about one thing that’s already taboo.
Given the concepts it selected to take care of, the movie may simply have taken a much more direct method, one Adhira herself would have appreciated, to deal with what it needed to. Instead of doing that, we get a really sad marriage between an on a regular basis thriller and an exceptionally uncommon drama. Having watched it twice, I nonetheless haven’t understood what sure characters had been doing within the movie or why the movie was known as Plan B. It’s the type of movie you make while you deal with a ‘cause’ prefer it’s a narrative concept with out having the empathy to actually perceive it.