Shivalinga Movie Review

Shivalinga is Tamil action horror comedy film directed by P. Vasu, starring Raghava Lawrence vanilla and Ritika Singh in the leading roles. A remake of Vasu’s earlier 2016 Kannada film of the same name.

Shivalinga (Lawrence Raghava) is a CBCID officer whose job he keeps it as a secret from the entire world, except from the funny and doting mom (Kovai Sarala’s job is here done by Urvashi). Known to crack mysteries with his brain and guts, Shivalinga is one of the most masculine intelligent officers in the Department. He is married off by the mom to the beautiful Sathya (Ritika Singh), both of whom move to a new place because the husband is assigned the task of cracking the murder mystery of Raheem (Shakti), one Sangeetha’s lover.

Shivalinga is too scared of horror flicks, much less ghosts, but he hides the fear when the new building the couple are staying in is in the neighbourhood of a large graveyard. Right from the start, the wife starts hearing weird sounds and behaves like a possessed creature, giving shivers to the hubby. It’s Raheem’s spirit which is after her. What does the spirit expect from Shivalinga and his wife? Why is Raheem after this couple? Will Shivalinga be able to race against time and crack the case to the spirit’s satisfaction? That’s the crux of the story.

Lawrence is in his elements. He chosen a role – investigating CBCID officer – that’s easy for him to handle. Ritika will be seen in a role that has substance and weight. Vadivelu’s character is limited. He does evoke a few laughs. But it has been overdone. Shakti Vasudevan has a crucial role in the film. The entire films runs on his character Raheem. Editing by Suresh is decent. Camera work by Sarvesh is captivating as the film has a thrilling feel till the end. Thaman’s background score is the major asset for this film. Coming to the director P Vasu, he has done a decent job with his execution.

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