Metro Review


Average Rating: 3
Total Critics: 2


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Crime thriller with family emotions

Rating: 2.5/5

Dark thriller

Rating: 3/5

Release Date : 03/17/2017

Cast: Shirish, Bobby Simha, Maya

Director : Ananda Krishnan

Producer : Rajani Ram

Music : Joahn

Story :

An engineering student joins chain snatching gang being subjugated to weak circumstances. Unwillingly he gets involved into criminal activities. His family had to suffer because of his actions. Eventually, things get worse and out of control for him. Remaining story is all about his struggle to get out of evil clutches of mafia and to reunite with family and regain the respect. How far he’s successful has to be seen on big screen.


Metro is a crime thriller set in family backdrop. It portrays how a youngster takes up chain snatching as small time crime but gets buried unto neck in mafia activies. Petty thieves targetting ladies for chain snatching is naturally showcased. Robberies and aftermath effects are filmed in realistic manner. Screenplay is gripping.

However it gets weary after a while as scenes repeat. It has been overdone at moments. Screenplay has several logical loopholes. Police are taken too lightly and cops are shown in bad light. Second half appears dragged. Perhaps the climax is good.

Natural performances of the lead actors is big plus. Especiallly, Bobby Simha does a terrific job as villan. With decent production design, the film is technically well made. Cinematography is top-notch as it captures dark side of metro cities. Background score is concurrent with the mood of the film.



Technical aspects



Too dark a film

No entertainment value

Bottom-line: Crime thriller with family emotions