Cast: Vikrant, Mehreen Pirzada, Rukshar Dhillon, Guru Somasundaram, Nasser, Vennela Kishore, Suhasini Maniratnam, Brahmaji, Srikanth Iyyengar, and others
Director: Vikrant Reddy
Producer: Leela Reddy
Music Director: Hesham Abdul Wahab
“Spark” revolves around Lekha (Mehreen Pirzada), who has high expectations for her life partner and falls for Arya (Vikrant). Simultaneously, a series of suicides followed by additional killings take place in the city, leading Lekha’s parents to suspect Arya’s involvement. The movie unfolds the mystery behind these deaths and the motives of the perpetrator.
The film boasts high production values, evident in its visuals and overall grandeur. Debutant Vikrant delivers a decent performance, supported by good appearances and acting from Mehreen and Rukshar Dhillon. Vennela Kishore and Satya provide comic relief, and Guru Somasundaram’s performance stands out despite some dubbing flaws. The latter part of the movie offers some engaging scenes.
“Spark” attempts to blend various genres, resulting in a disjointed narrative that aims for suspense, romance, comedy, and action but falls short due to its overambitious approach. The movie, although having the potential for a solid crime thriller, suffers from a scattered storyline and bears resemblance to other films like “7th Sense” and “Thani Oruvan.”
The film’s main drawbacks lie in its weak writing and excessively long runtime of nearly three hours, testing the audience’s patience. Predictable subplots and twists introduced towards the end further prolong the viewing experience, affecting the film’s overall impact.
The music by Hesham Abdul Wahab is impressive, accompanied by visually appealing cinematography by A R Ashok Kumar. However, poor editing elongates the movie unnecessarily, hampering the impact of otherwise good scenes. The production values are commendable.
Despite the potential, “Spark” fails to deliver as a compelling thriller due to its flawed execution. While lead actors Vikrant, Mehreen Pirzada, and Rukshar Dhillon perform adequately, the movie’s excessively lengthy runtime and lack of a cohesive narrative undermine its potential. A few redeeming moments in the second half aren’t enough to salvage a movie that struggles to engage viewers for such an extended period. Overall, it falls short of being a satisfying watch.