ADGP Mathew Manjooran, returns to work after a seven-month sabbatical, only to take voluntary retirement. His last day has him investigating a case involving triple murder, including a police officer. Soon a pattern emerges and each clue also links Mathew. How is the veteran police officer tied to the murders and who is the real villain?
Towards the end of Villain, a heated dialogue between its lead characters Mathew Manjooran (Mohanlal) and Sakthivel (Vishal) rages on. The five-minute scene touches upon dictatorship, vigilantism, taking law into one’s own hards, injustice, hate and love. The narrative of director B Unnikrishnan’s latest investigative thriller is sort of like the dialogue – it tries too many things, ultimately leaving the viewer disconnected.