Written and directed by Joy Mathew, Shutter is an honest attempt at telling a story in the most simple and unexaggerated way. What's most interesting about the plot is the amazing twists and turn of events and characters that makes you glued to the seat.
Cinematography is good too as it perfectly captures the scenic beauty of Kerala. Joy Mathew's narrative is so good that you don't get confused with the multiple narratives in the plot.
Rasheed (Lal) is an NRI working in the Gulf. He comes to his hometown Kozhikode on a vacation for his daughter's engagement. Rasheed has invested in a commercial property next to his house which he has let out to store owners, except for one room. During his holiday, he meets his friends here and they bond every night over a few peg of drinks. During one of these days, Rashid's friend Nanmarayil Suran (Vinay Forrt), an autorickshaw driver, locks him with a prostitute in a garage from the outside to let the two have some fun. He fails to turn up as promised and the two end up spending two nights and one day together in the garage. The rest of the narrative revolves around the embarrassing plight of these two and the lives of Suran, Thankam and Manoharan.
Lal Jose steals the show with his stellar performance as Rasheed in Shutter. Sajitha Madathil as a prostitute does a very convincing job. In fact, the clothes that she wears is very true to life. Vinay Forrt as the auto rickshaw driver has done a good job too. Sreenivasan as a struggling film director is brilliant too.
Watch Shutter as it's one of the most enjoyable and well made film.