As the shutter closed the dusty warehouse with Rasheed and an unnamed hooker inside,none might have estimated the consequences of the action.As hours passes by, its not only the prime characters on screen but the audience in the hall also remain on the capstone of commotion. As the movie ends on a happy note, what the audience earns is beyond a smile - a quick relief from a terrible aftermath they were expecting for the past two hours.
Shutter,the hinged iron sheet with louvers, is a silent but the luminary character in the whole movie. At the early stages it witness for the pathetic life of Rasheed and the hollow alliances he makes over a bottle of wine. Towards the end it gives him a chance to identify himself and to realize where he actually stands. At one point, it even serves as a symbol to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy friendships. Not only Rasheed, but each and every character are moved towards the end by the Shutter directly or indirectly.
In many aspects, there is many resemblance between the unnamed hooker and the iron shutter. None of the events changes her. The hours she spend behind the shutter is just another moment of her futile life. The only difference is that she is not a silent witness as the iron shutter. When the shutter left everything for Rasheed to realize by himself, we can see that hooker tries to change Rasheed. It can be assumed that Rasheed is no different from the majority she come across in her everyday life. An awestricken hooker is seen only in the last scene which is assured to linger in our hearts for a long time.
'Shutter' tells a story on human emotions and the impact of situations on them.The movie is about an NRI named Rasheed (played by Lal and this one of his best) who is trapped in a warehouse that is locked from outside with an unnamed hooker(played by the veteran theater actress Sajitha Madathil. She bagged the Kerala State award for her performance). The movie revolves around the hours spend by the terrified Rasheed in the warehouse with the hooker. The movie also keep tabs on an Auto rikshaw drived named Suran(played by Vinay Fort who once again charges the entire atmosphere after the terrific performance in Theevram & Prabhuvinte Makkal) and a struggling film director Manoharan (played by multi-talented Sreenivasan). The movie shows how some moments can change your entire perspective to your life and
Directed by the debutant Joy Mathew, the best part of this thriller(noteworthy for its elements of satire) is that the movie never strives for dramatization. Neither the script nor the lead actors makes any attempt to exaggerate the emotions. The substance is executed in its raw nature. Plot wise,'Shutter' never ploys with a Gordian concept.Its a simple story that happens around us. However as someone said, being simple itself is the challenging part and same as for the film.A delicate concept which could have easily spoiled is well secured in the hands of the director. Thanks to the immense knowledge of the director and his profound experience from theaters. He executed the film in its most crispy way, unfolding the story line in such a manner that builds efficient thrills throughout.
Toying with human emotions,Shutter is a film that deserves a watch no matter what. This is more of an experience than a movie. Something that assures a place in our hearts for a long time.