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Dhayam Movie Review

Dhayam is the single room horror thriller flick with suspense elements. This is the first of this genre in Indian cinema. It is completely shot in a single room and it is scripted and directed by Kannan Rangasamy. Santhosh Prathap plays the lead role. Aira Agarwal, Jeeva Ravi, Jayakumar, Kadhal Kannan, Samaira Sandhu, Aanchal Singh and Ajay Raj are also in the cast. Sathish Selvam composed the music. A Packiaraj cranks the camera. ARS Sunder produces the film under the banner Future Film Factory International.


The story starts with an interview for the post CEO of a company. They pick 8 people as the final contestants. They are taken into a room. The company’s higher official lays a condition to all the contestants that the person, who stays in that room for one hour will be eligible to hold the CEO post. When the contestants start thinking it as a silly condition, there comes a twist. Yes, the ex-CEO of the company committed suicide by hanging himself in that particular room. Even after hearing this all the eight of them decided to stay in the room. A lot of interesting incidents happens after they decide to stay. What are those incidents? Who becomes the CEO? Watch the rest in theaters!

Star Performance

Santhosh has done a dual role in the film. He has done justice to both the protagonist and antagonist roles. He has excelled in dialogue delivery and his body language is too good.


Director Kannan has chosen a different script for his first attempt and has succeeded in it. Interesting screenplay by Kannan makes the people sit in their chairs without moving an inch.

What’s There?

Performances by the stars are amazing; especially Santhosh.
The cinematography is stunning. A pat to Packiaraj for his rendition
Director Kannan doesn’t seem to be a newbie; thumbs up for Kannan for his compelling screenplay

What’s Not There?

Lengthy climax


On the whole, Dhayam is worth watching. Watch Dhayam, a new genre film to India. You will be impressed, for sure!

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