A few years ago a convicted criminal escaped from the Central Prison in Bengaluru and it sent shock waves across the city. It was no ordinary criminal. Psycho Shankar was a terror and was involved in dozens of rapes and murders. When he escaped the entire police department went into a tizzy.
The film starts with this episode. Psycho Shankar has escaped from prison and there is trouble for everyone involved. The government wants the police to capture the escaped prisoner immediately before he creates more trouble. The police spread the net wide. But there are other people who are mysteriously behind Shankar. Shankar's friends want to help him. His enemies want to kill him. There are so many thrilling elements that are brought to the table by the director Punit Arya.
Navarasan plays Psycho Shankar. But he does not have a single dialogue in the film. That is the method used by the director effectively. Even without a dialogue, Navarasan manages to showcase his talent. Newcomer Pranva plays a strange character along with Vijay Chendoor. It is another highlight of the film.
Sharath Lohitashva plays the police officer Ashok Kumar who is brought to capture Shankar. Kumar would have captured the criminal once before. He has to use all his brains to capture him again. But this time, he has so many odds. Does he succeed?
The director manages to hold the interest of the audience till the very end. There is excellent camerawork that captures the beauty of Male Mahadeshwara hills and the bylines of Bengaluru. The film also has some excellent music and meaningful lyrics which add to the beauty of the film.
Psycho Shankra is one of the best films this year. Though it is an action thriller, there is no violence. There is no unnecessary killing. The director has shown sensibility in making such a film. It is good to see that even when the film is about a psycho and serial killer, there is nothing objectionable in any scene. The actors have done a great job and the film is satisfactory for the audience.