FIR Movie Review and Rating!

Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal’s FIR is being promoted decently for the past few days. Directed by Manu Anand, along with Tamil, the film has hit the screens simultaneous in Telugu today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story: Set in a terrorism backdrop, the film opens with the life story of an IIT gold medalist named Irfan Ahmed (Vishnu Vishal), who leads a happy life with his mother (Maala Parvathy) who is a low-grade policewoman. Quickly the proceedings shift to the NIA scenes where the team led by Ajay Dewan ( Gautham Vasudev Menon) will start an intense search for the most-wanted terrorist Abu Bakkar Abdullah. What is the back story of Abu Bakkar? How is his story connected with the life of Irfan Ahmed? To know that, you have to catch the film in the theatres near you.

Performances: Looks-wise, Vishnu Vishal’s makeover is good and did his part decently. His performance in the action sequences and family-related emotional scenes brings depth to the proceedings. The mother-son thread between Maala Parvathy and Vishnu Vishal is showcased nicely.

Gautham Menon is stylish on the screen and his presence in all the investigation scenes is amazing. In one word, Gautham perfectly fitted in the role of an NIA officer. Noted actress Manjima Mohan is impressive as a criminal lawyer and so is the case with Raiza Wilson who played the role of Vishnu Vishal girlfriend.

Maala Parvathy did her part nicely. All the supporting artists who played key roles in the movie are fine in their respective roles.

Technicalities: The cinematography work by Arul Vincent is top-notch as he tried to bring a lavish texture to the movie with his lens. Music by Ashwath is good as his background score is engaging throughout the film.

Editing by GK Prasanna is nice as he kept the runtime in limits. The quick-shifting scenes in the first half are projected without any unwanted episodes.

Production values for this limited budget movie are okay.

Analysis: Manu Anand directs FIR. The director’s idea of interlinking two sensitive elements like terrorism and religion is good. He even executed the first half scenes on an engaging note but the proceedings in the second half lack logic due to some over the top scenes. If he would have written a gripping version for the second half, the result would have been even better. While NIA tracking the most-wanted terrorist, the presentation should be with proper detailing but sadly the film lacks it.

To summerize, FIR is a thriller that has a fast-paced presentation in the first half but losses the hold in the second half with some illogical episodes. All we suggest is to keep a check on your expectations if you want to enjoy the film.

Verdict: Thriller with no thrills!

Rating: 2/5 

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