Abraham Ozler Review: An All-New Jayaram In A Same Old Revenge Drama Disguised As A Serial Killer Thriller

Vishal Menon

Not-So-Subtle Narration

Abraham Ozler becomes the second film in the last two years to begin with a not-so-subtle narration of Thakshaka’s story, in which he kills King Parikishit by taking the disguise of a worm. Ozler uses it ornamentally, giving you the feeling that a lot is going on in this police procedural

Cleverly Written And Shot

Midhun Manuel Thomas, returns to familiar territory and begins Abraham Ozler too with a series of cleverly written (and shot) murders. The tone isn’t as frightening, but the writing is detailed enough to hook us, right from the first drop of blood. 

An Original Film Around the Medical Profession

What adds to its originality is how much of the film revolves around the medical profession. This time, Midhun chooses to write the screenplay and dialogues but relies on Dr.Randheer Krishnan’s expertise as a medical professional for plot and story.

Unresolved Conflict

The film begins with a doctor informing us about Ozler’s mental health issues with the man suffering from depression and the ensuing insomnia as a result of a traumatic incident. But even when you finish the movie, you never sense any resolutions to his state of mind

Look Out For An Inventive Twist

These are some of the issues you might face with a film that has so many things to say but not enough time to say it all. But even so, Midhun remains so strong as a filmmaker that you still expect him to spring surprises.

Fairly Engaging

Abraham Ozler remains fairly engaging even if you’ve seen it all before. In medical terms, it’s as though the film suffers from acute refractive myopia. But in common parlance, the film forgets the larger picture in its effort to give us great individual scenes.