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‘Roy’ movie review: A slow-paced film that attempts something new | Entertainment News

A woman goes missing. Soon enough, her husband files a complaint with the police. However, they face some unusual hurdles while trying to solve the case.  Despite the theme, Suraj Venjaramoodu-starrer ‘Roy’, which premiered on SonyLiv on December 9, is not purely an investigation thriller, but rather a sneak into the mind of a man who is on a quest to find his wife with the help of the police. 

Teenu, played by Sija Rose is a journalist-cum-writer who is on the verge of completing a controversial book. She spends most of her time at her office in the city and returns to her loving husband Roy (Suraj) in the night. However, one day she leaves after informing her husband she is on an important trail.  When she does not pick up his calls, Roy approaches the police. In the mean time, we learn that Roy is on medication for sleep hallucinations. Can the police believe him or is he just a deranged man with mental problems? 

 ‘Roy’ is director Sunil Ibrahim’s latest venture after ‘Y’ and ‘Orikil Oraal’, both movies, which delved deeply into the human mind. With ‘Roy’ too, Sunil attempts to explore the challenges of a man who cannot differentiate between the real and unreal. 

This attempt, definitely slows down the pace of the movie. Also, if you are looking for some grand twists, you will be disappointed that there is none. Even the climax is predictable. But the director has to be credited for attempting a fresh storyline, while also keeping a bit of suspense throughout the movie. 

 Suraj Venjaramoodu’s Roy is a one-dimensional character. His wife is his world. We don’t know much about him, his family or his line of work. Despite these, we are able to understand his trauma. The award-winning actor has done justice to his role as Roy. Sija Rose, who has worked in movies like ‘Annayum Rasoolum’ and ‘Traffic’ does an impressive job in the movie.   

We have been seeing Shine Tom Chacko in quite some number of police roles. In this too, he plays a police officer, but someone with some more constraint than his usual roles. Actor Jins Baker also does his role well. The music by Munna PM also blends with the film.

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