It will for always remain a mystery as to why, TK Rajeev Kumar, who has in the past made watchable movies have stooped down to a level that would make the viewers runaway from the screens.
The presentation is liberally borrowed from Devil, without proper credits. The mere reference to that was the reason why this poor reviewer decided to watch this in the first place.
The storyline goes like this:
A high priced call girl enacted by Meghana Raj, is arriving at Megaflats to service a customer. For a change, she makes her entry with her toddler who she entrusts with elevator operator Thamburan (The talented Indrajith Sukumaran is totally wasted in this role and his use of prosthetic leg would make the real users of these devices fall out of it laughing) before she embarks on her escapades. The storyline then gets into the elevator (a.k.a. Devil) where 8 characters are trapped due to the ineptitude of the perilously intoxicated lift mechanic.
Upon trapped in the elevator, Thamburan suspects something untoward has happened to the lady of the Mega flats and each of them becomes a suspect in turn -- A typecast Prathap Pothen , the ghost writer and an out of control womanizer and drunkard; Sruthi Menon (the horrible wannabe actress) donning the role of the socialite and a noname boyfriend of hers, the owner of the flats portrayed in his usual nonchalant style by Baiju, his unhappy wife Ramya in bharatanatyam costume the whole time; miserable attempt at comedy by Nandu as a US returned achayan , outrageously corrupt and sleazy Commissioner of Police portrayed by Ganesh Kumar in addition to Thamburan and the toddler of the deceased. After a bunch of, at times convoluted story telling and cliched characterizations, it comes to light that the villain of villains is Baiju who had murdered Meghana's husband - Vijayakumar in a cameo role - that led Meghana to choose the life she chooses to. Baiju while being lured into an intimate situation by Meghana is made to be caught in the act by his wife Ramya who decides to throw some heavy equipment at him which in turns kills Meghana.
In the climax, to the relief of the viewers, Thamburan decides to kill Ganesh and Baiju and entrusts the kid with Ramya, to be taken away once the elevator becomes unstuck.
Phew.. A story that did have the potential to be portrayed as a decent thriller was made a mess by the inept treatment that lacked finesse all along
Meghana Raj demonstrates that she has more than the pretty looks and a bewitching swag with attempts at portraying the character voluptuously with her slender frame. Ganesh Kumar in the central role has done justice to his role though he himself seemed bored at the whole thing.
The rest of cast are all wasted. Terrible overacting by Nandu and Kochupreman makes you want to puke.