Pisaasu (Eng: Devil) is a 2014 Tamil supernatural movie written and directed by Mysskin and produced by Bala. The film stars newcomers Naga and Prayaga Martin alongside Radharavi, Kalyani N and Harish Uthaman. The film released on 19 December 2014 to highly positive reviews. Telugu dubbed version “Pisachi” released on 27 February 2015. The film was remade in Kannada as Rakshasi.
Siddharth (Naga) is an upcoming violinist in Chennai who stumbles upon an accident where a teenage girl (Prayaga) is lying in a pool of blood. He rushes her to the hospital with the help of an auto driver and a couple. However, he is too late and the girl passes away holding his hand. Traumatized by the whole episode, Siddharth comes home with one of her slippers. He then drives around the city aimlessly with his red car while helping homeless people, unable to come out of the depression due to the girl’s death.
After the incident, strange things start happening at Siddharth’s apartment. He begins to feel a supernatural presence at his house. The house is cleaned up even if he makes it messy and his bottle opener goes missing whenever he tries to drink beer. With the help of his best friends, he employs a psychic to exorcise the ghost but she turns out to be a fraud and is scared out of the apartment by a strange apparition. Siddharth also came to realize that his next door neighbour’s autistic son plays with an imaginary friend. When Siddharth’s mother (Kalyani N) comes to visit him, she is hit by a drunk neighbour (Harish Uthaman) who is abusing his wife (Kani Kusruti). The neighbour is then attacked by a mysterious ghost. The following day, the mother meets with a freak accident in the bathroom and is saved by the ghost who alerts the neighbours. But Siddharth mistakes that the ghost had attacked his mother and threatens the ghost that he would kill himself and come as ghost to take revenge on her.Many rituals of various religions to drive the ghost away were performed by siddharth but everything is proven futile and the ghost continues to stay.Also, A petty thief is also stabbed while trying to steal from Siddharth’s apartment…..
Directed by Mysskin
Produced by Bala
Written by Mysskin
Starring Naga, Prayaga Martin, Radharavi, Kalyani Natarajan, Harish Uthaman, Raj Kumar, Ashvath
Music by Arrol Corelli
Cinematography Ravee Roy
Edited by Gopinath
Production B Studios
Distributed by Sri Thenandal Films
Release dates 19 December 2014
Running time 114 minutes