Upendra’s Arakshaka is a movie that keeps you guessing till the end. Like a complex puzzle, the
psychological-murder mystery is intricately constructed and it makes you reassess the happenings
every now and then. With a strong subject backed by tremendous performance from the Real Star,
the film comes as a welcome change for the audience.
IPS officer Arun Kumar arrives to a mental asylum to investigate the disappearance of Stephen Raj
(Adhi Lokesh) and to crack a murder mystery. The cop believes that the hospital authorities
headed by Sayaji Shinde is letting Stephen to hide in the hospital and they are not revealing the
full truth. Arun is desperate to catch him because he suspects Adhi has kidnapped his beloved
wife Catherine (Sada).
The medical institution allows him to stay in the hospital in order to support his investigation
and sends Maya (Ragini Dwivedi) to help him in his mission. As he collects the clues and unravel
a network of lies, the audience will witness sharp twists and turns, which will end with a
P Vasu’s script is the hero of the film, as it successfully creates suspense, sets authentic mood
and makes you sit on the edge of the seat for the most part of the movie. Arakshaka is a
terrifically well-made product and the filmmaker, who delivered psychological-thriller
blockbuster like Aapthamitra, has given a wonderful film in the same genre again.