Two weeks after the horror-inducing teaser of Connect was dropped, the official trailer of the film was released on Friday midnight in the midst of utter darkness as goes with the theme of the film.
One of a Kind Movie
Connect created a buzz within the masses from the release of the teaser itself. Directed by Ashwin Saravanan, director of Maya and Game Over, the movie is another horror thriller set during the time of the national lockdown that took place due to Covid-19. Though it might sound like another lockdown film, the movie is significantly different from the previous Tamil horror movies. The trailer mentions, “99 MINUTES OF HORROR/NO INTERMISSION”, and strays away from the typical Tamil horror films that usually contain few comic reliefs. The makers seem to be aiming for a spine-chilling horror effect with no relief or break, one that will keep the audience at the edge of their seats till the end.
The movie stars Nanathara in the role of Susan, who is living a happy life with her husband and daughter and then the lockdown is imposed and she is stuck in her house with her daughter and an evil spirit. Things get out of control when her daughter is possessed by the evil spirit and she has no help but only herself and an online exorcism to rely on.
Casting and Making of the Film
The film stars Nayanthara, Anupam Kher, Sathyaraj, Vinay Rai and Haniya Nafisa. This is the second time Nayanthara and Ashwin Saravanan work together on another horror thriller film after Maya. Given the success of Maya, the audience is anticipating this film. The real winner in all this is the way the film has been shot. Scenes that resemble screens of our laptops remind us of the lockdown days and thus the film becomes more relatable. The unintentional swaying movements of the camera, the sudden glimpses of the ghost, the shaky breaths add to the reality aspect of the film which makes the trailer all the spookier.
The movie is set to release in cinemas on December 22. With the underlining theme of “The Devil Does Not Leave Quietly”, the film is out to make the audience feel uneasy and leave a lingering impression.