After a short gap from his last attempt on horror 'Yakshyum Njaanum', director Vinayan is back with a desi verison of Dracula, with portions shot abroad in rare locales never ever seen in Mollywood. But as you expected this to be, this '2012 Dracula' also ends up as another movie with some style but with a wafer thin storyline, and poor scripts .
The movie has Sudheer as Roy who with his newly wed Lucy go on a honeymoon trip to Transylvania in Romania. While visiting the Bran Castle fortress , he gets in touch with the spirit of Count Dracula and very soon the count who appear as a demon surges into Roy's body making him a vehicle for ' Dracula'. He comes back in a new name , starts living in a dark bungalow, looking for pretty sirens to drink gallons of blood. He finally to land up to meet 'Princess Meena', a look alike of the count's lady love who gave up her life for Dracula, centuries back in Romania. In attempts to add to the scary feel, there are plenty of darker scenes, cemeteries, black magic, and the mandatory psychiatrist .Vinayan even attempts to redo a 'Manchithrathaazhu,'towards the climax as a saving grace which even falls flat.
The big pitfall of this movie seems to be a pathetically written screenplay. Even the dialogues are hackneyed, which unintentionally turns comical at times. Even the so called highlight of 3D effects appear poor after the initial impressions.
The lead of the plot, Sudhir Sukumaran looks good in the role with a nicely toned torso and menacing stares. Vinayan continues with his craze of portraying women in skimpy outfits which may satisfy a few. The four ladies are elements of decoration here demanded in skinny attires, that they very well do.Thilakan, Nasser and Prabhu are all wasted in silly roles.
In the absence of any good scripts, the movie relies on external factors like camera movements and sound effects to cause thrills. The technical sides are good with some fine 3D effects that appear engaging in the initial reels.But the music and lyrics are petty pedestrian.
With 'Dracula 2012 3D' Vinayan is in no mood to get out of his recent poor encounters at the Box Office. Another epic disappointment for the fans of the director, if they still exist.