Renowned Tamil director and actor Mysskin is excited about his upcoming thriller film "Psycho." He's without a doubt, one of the few directors in Kollywood who takes the more unconventional route when it comes to producing movies. Firstpost had an opportunity to talk with the movie director about his latest project. According to him, the Psycho Tamil movie was greatly inspired by Alfred Hitchcock whom he refers to as the "Master." Due to his love for studying the human behavior of psychopaths, he decided to make a film about it. The theme that he had in mind for the movie was how love and humanity or lack thereof can make any person go evil. The movie features actors Udhayanidhi Stalin, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Nithya Menen. Mysskin is rates his chosen actors and actresses highly and has great respect for each of them. Aside from the actors, Psycho also features the musical direction of Ilayaraja. He along with Mysskin have worked together in previous films. That's why he's confident and beyond ecstatic with the work that he's done in Psycho. For people who are aware of Mysskin's filmography know that his approach to life and cinema is unparalleled. The thought process behind his work is deeply philosophical and takes the audience into a metaphorical state. He leaves a lot to the imagination with his visual narratives. If you haven't yet seen the Psycho Tamil movie trailer, watch it and you'll understand what we're talking about. For now, here's our own version of the Psycho movie review. Check out our list of why we think you should watch this one-of-a-kind movie!
Mysskin's achievement when it comes to this film heavily relies on the fact that he tries to make the serial killer the protagonist. He tries to give him a voice and a cause to go along with it. He's used to incorporating the theme "guilt of an ordinary man" in many of his previous films. Given his background in analyzing the psyche of emotionally broken characters, he creates an intense narrative for this film.
Rest assured that Psycho is not just one-dimensional or just follows the story of a psycho-killer all throughout. There's actually a lot going on. You've got a good old-fashioned police investigation, a dangerous psychopath who treats his victims like play dolls, and a love story between two of the main characters: Gautham and Dhazhini. All three individual stories lead up to the last act. It's even got hints of Biblical tones and larger politics.
The beginning of the film features a slide paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock and the original 1960 Psycho film. Mysskin's film bears no similarity to the1960 movie other than the fact that a psychopath is at the center while the macabre tone plays in the background. The opening sequence features a woman crying for help and the antagonist "Anguli" who's just about to slaughter her. The next scene features a crime scene with the victim's parents staring at her headless body.
Mysskin takes a page from John Douglas' ground-breaking book, Mindhunter. "If you want to study art, you first need to study the artist." History has it that almost every incident related to serial killers have been against women. More often than not, these perpetrators are men who are either lonely or broken "inside" but appear to be fine on the outside. The film tries its best to delve deep into the mind of a mentally troubled man.
Make no mistake about it, darkness seeps into the very music, frames, and characters in this movie. Psycho is all about darkness when you think about it. It features a visually-impaired music conductor who lives in the dark and a man whose cast into darkness. Like two sides to a coin, these two worlds collide and are subjected to the confines of each world. Duality can also be seen in the jump cuts. During two intervals, both emptiness and chaos can be seen at the same time.
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