Nayanthara is an independent woman who starts a cab service by buying an old car. The twist in the tale arises when she finds out that her car is possessed by an evil spirit. Things become even worse as problems keep erupting one after the other. Left with no choice, Parijatam herself decides to find out the mystery behind her problems. Rest of the story is as to how she manages to find out the actual truth behind the evil spirit in her car.
Nayanthara is undoubtedly the biggest asset of the film. Apart from looking beautiful in those simple clothes, Nayan gives a stand out performance and is the mainstay of the film. Her performance in the police station scene and many places during the second half is superb. The basic emotions relating to the flashback look quite realistic. The way the entire plot is connected through major characters has also been executed well.
On the whole, Dora banks heavily on Nayanthara’s star status. Her rocking performance and interesting second half are basic assets. But to absorb all these things, you need to patiently sit through the boring and dull first half which kills the zeal of the viewers by then. If you are okay with the above-said things, then go ahead and give this thriller a shot only if you have nothing else to do this weekend.
Camera work in Dora is superb as Dinesh Krishnan brings a superb feel to the entire film with his brilliant lighting. Solomon’s background score is apt and gives the film the much-needed edge. Editing should have been better during the first half. Production values and dubbing formalities looked after by Malkapuram Srinivas are decent.