- 2 hr 25 min
Dhayam is a Tamil thriller movie released in 2017, directed by Kannan Rangaswamy and produced by A. R. S. Sunder. The movie stars Santhosh Prathap, Shyam Krishnan, and Kadhal Kannan in lead roles. It revolves around the concept of the board game 'Dhayam' and showcases how a group of people gets trapped in a mysterious game and their lives get twisted in unimaginable ways.
The movie begins with a group of six people- Rohit, Varun, Priya, Alex, Meghna, and Bala -who are called upon by a mysterious person to play a game of Dhayam in a remote location. They all arrive at the location, and the game begins. But soon, they realize that the game has supernatural powers, and they cannot quit it halfway. They get trapped in the game and get compelled to play along until the end.
The game is designed in such a way that the participants have to draw lots, and according to the numbers they get, they have to perform certain tasks. These tasks seem easy at first but become increasingly challenging, and the players soon realize that they are fighting for their lives.
Santhosh Prathap plays Rohit, a software engineer who has an unthinkable past. Shyam Krishnan plays Varun, a functioning alcoholic, while Kadhal Kannan essays the role of Alex, a jobless guy who has a passion for photography. Priya, played by Aanchal Singh, is a homemaker, Meghna, played by Jayakumar, is a businessman, and Bala, played by Arul Shankar, plays an aspiring actor.
The movie keeps the viewer guessing about the next move and the apparent intent of the game and its designer. The suspense is maintained by the twists and turns, and the players' struggle to survive. Each character brings a distinct flavor to the movie, and their past is slowly revealed as the game progresses.
The movie showcases the human psyche and how we react to adverse situations. The participants find themselves in a life-and-death situation, and their primal instincts come to the forefront. The question that the movie explores is, will they be able to survive the game, or will their past come back to haunt them?
Dhayam is not just a thriller movie but also explores the intricacies of relationships. The movie showcases the bonding and the conflicts between the participants and how they rely on each other to overcome the challenges thrown at them.
The movie's pacing is excellent, and the director has done a commendable job of keeping the viewers at the edge of their seats. The cinematography by Sathish G is fantastic, and the music score by Sathish Selvam adds to the suspense factor.
In conclusion, Dhayam is a must-watch for thriller movie lovers. The movie keeps you hooked till the very end, and the surprising twist at the end is sure to leave you amazed. The performances by the lead cast are noteworthy, and the film's production values are top-notch. Overall, Dhayam is a well-made movie that will keep you entertained and engrossed till the very end.