Pawan Kumar's new film after Lucia is a daring film that has suspense and horror tied up in a tight screenplay. For most of the film, it keeps you glued to the screen as you do not want to miss even a single frame. In the end, towards the climax, it is a little over stretched. But overall it is a film that will make all kinds of audience happy.
An engineering graduate wants to become a journalist and joins as an intern in a city newspaper. She has a crush on a crime reporter there. She wants to do a big story on people who are breaking traffic rules. She collects details of those particularly breaking a median on double road flyover. When she goes to meet one of them, he is dead. Police suspect her and take her for interrogation. But there seems to be a much bigger problem on hand for her and the police too.
The story takes stranger and stranger turns after that. The last twist could however have been more natural as the rest of the film is thrilling as it is.
Pawan Kumar has come up with a very good script. Newcomer Shradda is perfect in her role. Hollywood actor Roger Narayan is brilliant as a sub inspector. Dilip Raj, Radhika (of Rangitaranga fame) also make a mark. Sathya Hegde makes a superb effort in photography and Poornachandra Tejaswi gives an impressive background music that matches the intensity of the director's narrative. As Pawan Kumar shows the famous book Winners Stand Alone in one scene he should not have fallen to the same idea in the end. Otherwise U-Turn is an immensely enjoyable film.
Chitraloka Rating - 3.5/5