Directed by: Jofin T. Chacko
: Jofin T. Chacko, Shyam Menon
Starring by: Mammootty, Nikhila Vimal, Manju Warrier
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A priest and a police officer are trying to solve a set of mysterious suicides. As their investigation closes in, they discover another crime with even farther-reaching consequences.
Reviewed bymdas-44222Vote: 7/10
The priest starring mamooty and manju warrier is a decent mystery horror thriller movie which can give a good theatre experience if you watch without any over expectation. The story revolves under fr. Carmen benedict who helps kerala police in some sort of mysterious cases. The major drawback of the film is its predictablity over the suspense and twists which was a key fact of a mystry thriller film. I think this film can satisfy the audience who sit to watch without any over expectation.
Reviewed bynishasuperboyVote: 6/10
I can't decide if this flick is horror or thriller, it was blended around those two, felt it would have been better if they were stuck to one rather experimenting both. Even though the story was slightly different from the typical plots we see in movies, there was nothing special.
The narration was predictable and the twists and turns didn't work for me. Most of the characters including the protagonist couldn't bring much impact on the screen, except for the outstanding young girl. After all Mammootty is a legendary actor who could have done wonders, but in this film he couldn't do much.
Technically the film was remarkable in terms of cinematography and music. The only place where you can at least get the best of this movie is by seeing in a theater and no other place, I'm pretty sure it can't be enjoyed watching elsewhere and this is the high time we all support our industry so that we can get to see more good films hopefully.
Reviewed bynidhunmoviebuffVote: 6/10
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With Mammooty essaying the role of a priest-turned-investigator, 'The Priest' had immense potential to offer something never before seen in Malayalam cinema.
But shoddy writing and a storyline full of cliches make it just an average experience, held together by the superb performances of Mammootty and Baby Monica (the daughter from Kaithi).
Except for a small additional twist in the climax, every other turn in the thriller can be predicted a mile away, especially for audiences familiar with top-draw Hollywood thrillers.
Exceptional sound design, background music and camera work manage to generate some chills if experienced in theatres.
The debutante director deserves praise for these elements as well as the fine detailing done in constructing Mammootty's lead character of Father Carmen Benedict, who dominates every scene with elan.
Manju Warrier is criminally under-utilised while Nikhila Vimal and Saniya Iyappan are adequate in their roles.
Set your expectations right and the film is a passable theatre experience.