Keedam: Rajisha Vijayan shines in an unconvincing film on stalking

ReviewRajisha Vijayan plays a cyber security expert in ‘Keedam’, which is directed by Rahul Riji Nair.CrisScreenshot from the filmIt is almost like a teacher’s piercing glare, the background music of Keedam. Pulls you right back in, the minute...

Keedam: Rajisha Vijayan shines in an unconvincing film on stalking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IT is almost like a teacher’s piercing glare, the background music of Keedam. Pulls you right back in, the minute your attention wanes. So, you keep your eyes wide open when a murder happens on the road, when you follow the criminals to their daily haunt – a scrap shop.
 
Not exactly a whodunit, this. And when Rajisha Vijayan, who plays your heroine, takes slow strides on the screen, it is a pleasant change for your eyes, exposed to years of Suresh Gopi’s slow walks.
 
Keedam has quite a few novelties and tries to explore the lesser tapped area of cyber security, but Rahul Riji Nair, a director known for his close to life portrayals, largely strays away from that comfort zone and does not carry it off well.
 
The film drives straight to the point – the endless bullying a woman can face once her phone number is leaked. However, the victim Radhika (played by Rajisha), has the advantage of working in this area – her company deals with cyber security, and she helps the police.