Actor-filmmaker RJ Balaji, who has quietly charted his personal path with movies with dose of comedy, steps out of his consolation zone to aim a brand new style in Run Child Run. It really works as an efficient thriller that will get the job finished. What actually makes Run Child Run distinctive is that it’s not a hero-driven thriller the place he’s doing all of the heavy lifting and fixing the thriller single-handedly. It’s a thriller that’s powered by some fascinating characters and RJ Balaji, who performs the central character, simply occurs to be one in all them.
The movie opens with the suicide of a younger medico Sophie (Smruthi Venkat) falling to demise from her faculty constructing. Minimize to the subsequent shot, we’re launched to RJ Balaji (Sathya), who works in a multinational financial institution and is days away from getting married to Isha Talwar. As he’s busy with marriage ceremony buying in the future, he finds out that an unknown lady has sneaked into his automobile and he’s pressured to carry her residence. Upon inquiring, he learns that the woman is Thara (Aishwarya Rajesh), who reveals that her life is at risk and pleads to take refuge in his residence for a couple of hours till her guardian arrives. After a lot contemplation, Sathya permits Thara to remain in his residence, solely to seek out her mendacity lifeless in his toilet the subsequent day. Sathya tries to get rid of Thara’s physique however he finds himself caught up in a messy scenario.
This can be a assured transition for RJ Balaji, who has up to now safely performed to his strengths, taking over comedy roles even when he was directing. He shines on this relentless thriller that by no means wastes a second and retains the joys alive until the final minute. The story kicks in from the opening body and the proceedings maintain you pinned until the very finish. This is likely one of the largest strengths of the movie. Not like most thrillers, Run Child Run works to a big extent as a result of it has a number of suspects and it succeeds in shifting the main focus of the viewer from one suspect to a different every now and then all through the movie.
Balaji, who has at all times been self-aware about his limitations as an actor, performs his half competently. It’s a plausible efficiency of an extraordinary man caught in a rare scenario and the story follows his efforts to free himself. Some other actor in his footwear would’ve anticipated his character to show heroic sooner or later however fortunately RJ Balaji doesn’t fall in that picture lure. The movie undoubtedly wanted a greater antagonist and a stronger twist however that’s only a minor grouse in an in any other case principally compelling thriller. The supporting forged does a good job in enjoying their respective elements fittingly.