Review: Bethaludu – Perfect blend of mystery and crime


Starring: Vijay Antony, Arundhathi Nair

Director: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy

Producer: Fathima Vijay Antony

Banner: Vijay Antony Film Corporation

Music Director: Vijay Antony

Vijay Antony’s last offering Bichagadu has had a dream run and he had carved a niche for himself down South. He has now teamed up with Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, a former associate of National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran, for a psychological thriller, which has been dubbed into Telugu as Bethaludu. The film has hits the screens today (December 1). Bethaludu is reportedly based on Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Let’s see how the movie will be.


Dinesh(Vijay Anthony), who is a senior software engineer by profession, leads a happy life with his wife Aishwarya(Arundhati Nair). One day, he suddenly starts hearing weird sounds from his brain to kill himself.

Dhanush starts thinking about the wired voice and his life gets disturbed completely. Within no time, he was admitted in a mental hospital. Twist in the tale arises when doctors find out that he is a mental patient, but he struggling between his past life and reality. Why weird sounds haunted Dhanush? What’s real problem? How Dhanush came across out of this tricky situation? That forms the rest of the story.

Positive Aspects:

The biggest strength of the film is its gripping storyline and brilliant script. The film’s director Pradeep Krishnamoorty makes audience to sit on edge of the seat and watch the proceedings eagerly. Vijay Antony has delivered a brilliant performance and his action is one of the major assets of the film. He is getting better with every film.

Actress Arundathi Nair has done justice to her role and is one of the assets of the film. Charuhasan, Meera Krishnan, YG Mahendra, Siddhartha Shankar, Kitty, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Kamal Krishna, and Alisha Abdullah have done justice to their roles and are assets of the film.

The lavish production values by Vijay Anthony are top notch. On the technical front Pradeep Kalipuriath’s brilliant picturisation, Vijay Anthony’s excellent background score, and superb visual effects are the major highlights.

Negative Aspects:

When it comes to execution part, the cleverness is completely missing. The complicated script look quite easy to understand, but Bethaludu slightly slips in the screenplay department. On the whole, the execution of the film could have been done better.

Especially, during the climax about the intriguing thoughts and imaginative details of how the mystery unfolds could have done better.


On the whole, Bethaludu has gripping moments, which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The film’s storyline and Vijay Anthony’s performance are top-notch. If you are a fan of mysterious stories you can surely give this film a shot. A Perfect weekend thriller.

Rating: 3.25/5