“Memories” is a 2013 Malayalam thriller film directed by Jeethu Joseph (Drishyam) and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran. The film follows Sam Alex, a police officer who is haunted by a personal tragedy and is fighting to live with his past. When he is assigned to investigate a string of killings in the city, his life takes an unexpected turn.
The plot of the film is cleverly structured, tying together an intricate web of characters and events that keep the audience wondering until the very end. Jeethu Joseph’s direction is top-notch in “Memories”. Throughout the film, he maintains a high level of tension and suspense. Each scene contributes to the broader tale and character development, and here the screenplay makes the film tight and engrossing.
In terms of performance, Prithviraj Sukumaran gives a stunning performance as the disturbed cop Sam Alex. He brings a sense of vulnerability to the character, making him relatable and believable. Sukumaran’s portrayal of Sam Alex is nuanced, and he manages to convey a varied range of emotions in this journey to solve the murder mystery.
Sujith Vaassudev’s outstanding cinematography is another significant component of the film’s wider appeal. He masterfully catches the essence of the picture, mixing light and shadow to give a feeling of mood and ambiance. The camera work is excellent, and the use of close-ups and long vistas adds to the film’s overall impact. The low-light moments are particularly outstanding, adding to the film’s overall sense of gloom.
Finally, “Memories” is a must-see film for anyone who likes thrillers. The combined efforts of Jeethu Joseph’s direction, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s performance, and Sujith Vasudev’s cinematography result in a picture that is both entertaining and thrilling.
Writer/Director: Jeethu Joseph
Starring: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Meghana Raj, Miya George, S. P. Sreekumar
Cinematography: Sujith Vaassudev
Release date: 9th August 2013 (India)
Here is a list of a few movies with similar themes of crime, investigation, and suspense, and are sure to appeal to anyone who enjoyed “Memories”:
- “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991): An FBI trainee seeks the help of a cannibalistic serial killer to catch another serial killer on the loose.
- “Seven” (1995): A psychological thriller in which two detectives track down a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his murders.
- “Memories of Murder” (2003): Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this Korean film tells the story of a detective who is trying to solve a series of murders that are taking place in a rural town.
- “Zodiac” (2007): Directed by David Fincher, this American film tells the story of a cartoonist and a reporter who are trying to solve a series of murders that took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s in San Francisco.