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Lens (Tamil) 1st Day Collection: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan quite hardwork to impress the audience

Aravind, a married man, indulges in the act of voyeurism. He gets a Skype call from an anonymous person, who wants to commit suicide live on the internet. But what happens when Aravind discovers that the woman he was seeing on the website was his own wife? And that’s not even a major revelation.

A man and woman are harassed on the internet. They face the wrath of cyberbullying for over a year. So much so that the criminal stops by at the woman’s place to leave her a note. But little did we expect that the accused in the case would turn out to be the woman herself. This scary incident has sent shock waves across the country. No, this is not the story of Lens, but Vijay Nair, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur and the victim. The time at which Lens lands, therefore, couldn’t have been more apt.


The film has been passed with an ‘A’-certificate. But the scenes aren’t explicit here. Considering the premise, one does feel that Lens would have been even more impactful had Jayaprakash had given prominence to a bit of the explicit too. G.V.Prakash’s background score helps to enhance the film’s emotions, and the talented music composer has even composed a song for the theatrical version of the movie, which is soothing. Even with the very limited resource and production value, the visuals look rich and convincing, and we have to appreciate cinematographer S.R.Kathir for that.

Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan has given one brutally honest film that might impact you in many ways, as it will connect to many of today’s teenagers and youngsters. The film handles a very sensitive subject, and even going slightly beyond the border line, might have backfired the movie. Jayaprakash’s matured way of handling the story and screenplay is notable in that context.

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Updated: May 13, 2017 — 5:35 pm

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