Cast: Arulnithi, Pavithra Marimuthu
Director: Innasi Pandiyan
Review by Bhavana SharmaI
Actor Arulnithi is super busy with back-to-back releases. In the span of a month, Diary is his third release and all three films are thrillers. The film is directed by debutant Innasi Pandiyan and expectations were high from day one, especially when Arulnithi came on board.
Varadhan Annadurai (Arunithi) is a new cop in town. He gets a cold-blooded case to handle and that brings him to Ooty. He has to team up with fellow Pavithra (Pavithra Marimuthu). As he begins to dig and investigate the matter further, he is led to a bus traveling from Ooty to Coimbatore. The investigation takes a different turn because something different happens to each of them on the bus. What will happen to them? Why are they on that bus? What brings all this together is at the heart of the story.
This movie is directed by Innasi Pandiyan who has come up with a very intriguing story. He really doesn’t get to the point, choosing to be left behind through the use of poorly written comedy. These scenes become nothing but a big speed breaker for the plot to move forward. The story picks up the pace later in the first half and that’s when Diary gets more interesting. The film’s pre-interval premise is just stunner. In the second half, the film is filled with many twists – some of them are predictable.
It is made very clear that Arulnithi picks up scripts that have a good scope to execute and prove his mettle. He delivered a great performance and it fits the demands of the film.
The supporting cast of this movie has many young and minor actors who are equally the highlight.
Music and background music by Ron Ethan Yohan pour soul into the film. The cinematography of Aravindd Singh has been taken care of down to the last detail. It is visually appealing.
Overall, Diary is worth checking out. Debut director Innasi Pandiyan has provided every possible element in this thriller to impress and entertain the audience. He could have avoided some silly comedy scenes in the first half.
Watch the trailer below: