Penguin is a 2020 Indian mystery thriller film written and directed by Eashvar Karthic in his directorial debut and co-produced by Karthik Subbaraj. The film stars Keerthy Suresh. The film was made in Tamil and Telugu and was released along with a Malayalam-dubbed version on Prime Video on 19 June 2020.
Rhythm, who is about to have her second child from a second marriage, is traumatised by the nightmares in which she sees a man with umbrella harming her lost son Ajay from her first marriage.The movie then goes to the past where Rhythm goes to a friends father’s funeral where her son Ajay goes missing, he then is found crying. After that incident she goes to the school to pick up Ajay where a small girl comes and tells that Ajay is not playing with her. Rhythm then says that she will tell Ajay to play with her 2 hours extra Rhythm then asks the girl where is Ajay she then replies that Ajay went with a Charlie Chaplin masked man. Rhythm then searches for Ajay but he does not come back. She is constantly reminded of her lost son which depresses her. She is still determined to find her son believing him to be alive. She keeps getting back to the lake where Ajay was lost.
On one such evening when she drives past the lake, she is reminded of him and she sees a man about to die. He tells her that he saw a lost child with a man donning a Charlie Chaplin outfit and asks her to escape before he comes to kill her. She runs to save herself, but notices the mystery man killing the other man.Having found a clue about the kidnapper of her son, she informs the police who tells her that a child named Anjana was kidnapped that evening in the similar fashion as that of Ajay her son. Despite the warnings from the officers, she gets back to the lake again to retrieve her kid. There she finds her son Ajay all grown up.
They get him back to only understand he is tamed like an animal,who works only on commands. To bring him back, Rhythm and Gautham (her current husband), Raghu (Ajay’s father) join hands to help, but in vain. Ajay draws few pictures of the kidnapper. The picture reveals that the kidnapper is still stalking him. Dr. Mathi helps them. Rhythm comes close to finding the kidnapper’s identity when he pays visit to Ajay, but is attacked by him.
The rest of the plot deals with whether Rhythm find her nemesis and to what extent she travels to safeguard her loved ones.
Directed by Eashvar Karthic
Produced by Karthik Subbaraj, Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Sudhan Sundaram & Jayaram
Written by Eashvar Karthic
Starring Keerthy Suresh
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography Kharthik Phalani
Edited by Anil Krish
Production Stone Bench Films & Passion Studios
Distributed by Prime Video
Release date 19 June 2020
Running time 132 minutes
Language Tamil / Telugu