Silence (2013 film)

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Theatrical-release poster
Directed by V. K. Prakash
Written byY. V. Rajesh
Produced byAfseena Saleem
Starring Mammootty
Anoop Menon
Pallavi Purohit
Joy Mathew
Jayaprakash Kuloor
Cinematography Manoj Kumar Khatoi
Edited by Mahesh Narayanan
Music by Ratheesh Vegha Rajeev Alunkal (Lyrics)
Aysha Films
Distributed byAysha Films
Release date
  • 7 December 2013 (2013-12-07)

Silence, also known as The Power of Silence, is a 2013 Malayalam thriller film directed by V. K. Prakash and starring Mammootty, Anoop Menon, Pallavi Purohit, Joy Mathew and Jayaprakash Kuloor. [1] The climax of the film is based on the 2011 South Korean courtroom thriller film The Client . [2]



Arvind Chandrasekhar, a very successful lawyer with a track record any one would dream about, is appointed judge in the Karnataka High Court. Happily living in Bangalore with his wife Sangeetha and their adorable children Arya and Aditya, the man has little to fret over. Before taking the oath, he visits his parents in Kerala. There he is harassed by threatening phone call from a veiled assailant who says he is not fit to be a judge. Arvind ignores the calls at first but things get serious when his wife and children face dangerous situations. The film narrates how he unveils the mystery with the help of his close friend Neil George, an IPS officer.


Critical reception

Kiran Joseph JKV wrote in his review for Deccan Herald : "Started off well, never even half done, this Silence fades into oblivion, silently." [3] Ajin Krishna of rated the film 2/5 and said, "Silence fails to impress the viewers as a thriller flick, which is the basic purpose of such movies." [4] Paresh C Palicha of rated the film 2.5/5 and said, "Silence is the first attempt at serious film making from the writer-director team of Y V Rajesh and V K Prakash after low-brow comedies such as Gulumaal and Three Kings. It is notches above the previous attempts and highly watchable." However the reviewer felt that the film "borrows heavily from the Richard Gere starrer, Primal Fear (1996).". [5]

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  1. "Mammooty's Silence hits the screen today"
  2. "Mammootty Starrer Silence copied from Korean movie The Client-Copycat Malayalam Movie-Onlookers Media". onlookersmedia. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  3. "A silent killer of enthusiasm"
  4. "Silence Movie Review - Fails To Impress As A Thriller!".
  5. "Review: Mammootty's Silence is worth a watch"