One would realize that director Pawan Kumar has a knack of film-making no sooner than he or she hears audiences talkin..

U Turn Movie Review

U Turn Movie Review Kannada Movie Review
Review for the film " U Turn"
Runtime: 2 Hours 01 Minute
Certificate: UA
Released: 20-05-2016
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
4 / 5.0



One would realize that director Pawan Kumar has a knack of film-making no sooner than he or she hears audiences talking about this beautifully made a horror movie. His stories have a lot of inventiveness about them. The movie U-Turn is one such movie, with a weird storyline that could make the audiences rooted to their spots.


The movie happens in the vicinity of Bangalore where motorists are seen violating traffic rules. Some motorists dislodge the stones on the median to take a U-turn. A trainee journalist, Shraddha Srinath takes up the investigation of the case, and she has to prepare a story. But, she happens to come across something strange. Every motorist who removes the barriers is seen dead at a later point in time. She suspects serial killings and has to do something. Police come in handy, and since the only one who has the list is Shraddha Srinath, police use her as a tool to solve the mystery.

Star Performances:

Shraddha Srinath as Rachna, the journalist, has done a praiseworthy job. Her role is down to earth. Dilip Raj has done her counterpart and romance interest. His performance is also top-notch. Roger Narayan has realistically done the role of a cop and slips easily into the Khaki attire. Every other cast in the movie has done their jobs to near perfection.


The technicians in the movie have done their job very well. The story has been crafted in a make-believe manner and pulls the audiences to the edge of their seats.  Though the production values are moderate, the movies scrape beyond the tag of an average movie.  There is one such striking aspect when the camera sweeps over the bridge like an eagle.  

What is there?

The movie’s director has given a quality treat to the fans.

  • The cinematography is laudable, and particularly those scenes showing the bridge are worth applause.
  • The editing by Suresh makes the movie very crisp. 
  • The sound effects and the visual effects are worth applause. 
  • The sets by Baadal Nanjundaswamy and Ravi SA give the feeling of creepiness.

What is not there?

The director could have put in more efforts, and if it had been done, there would have been one more star to the movie.


A fine treat for the weekend and the movie does satiate the urge to watch a good horror flick.