D Block is about a college hostel story adjacent to a forest. Inmates are allowed to enter their hostel rooms by 5.40 pm and they are not allowed to come out after 9 pm. The film moves around the College location, hostel, and threatening elements. The filmmakers, who earlier produced Demonte Colony and Eruma Sani, said that D Block is based on true events.
The film begins with a young woman being tortured and imprisoned. Girls are missing out randomly in the girl’s hostel and later they are found dead. In a few minutes, Arul, who has come to join an engineering college in Coimbatore tries to find out the mystery that what had happened to the missing girls. Interestingly, the story takes place in 2006 at a college located in the middle of a dense forest. Because of this, students there have been warned not to leave the campus in the evening. However, problems arise when this rule is not followed. When one of Arul’s friends, a Bharatanatyam dancer Swathi dies, the administration covers it up as a wild-animal attack.
In a similar fashion when a series of little girls die or disappear, Arul tries to unravel the mystery surrounding it. The producers claim that it is based on real events but, while the outline may seem good, the film and the characters do not have much significant depth in this type of genre. The problem with D Block is that it makes its opponent invincible in every way, but the backstory is flat, adding no value to his superior films. The first half gives us very few glimpses of the menace factor, giving us only the college life of the students. The film keeps its secrets till the break and lets loose everything in the second half, making it a very average watch. There are no thriller sequences in this movie.
If the suspense is revealed, there are no thrill elements or big twists to hold the screenplay for almost an hour. As it progresses towards the climax it becomes tired and even laughing. Although the logic cannot be applied to horror films or thrillers, here it really defeats the purpose of a big toss. Arulnidhi has done a decent job, with the ability to bear an average image as usual. The good thing is that the female characters play a role in this film and the romantic scenes with Avanthika Mishra are limited and disturb the flow of the film. Many supporting actors like Thalaivasal Vijay, Ramesh Kanna, and Karu Palaniappan did not create the necessary impetus for the film to run.
The only thing is there is no flow in the D Block movie. There is no connection between the scenes. Vijay should be commended for his good effort as a director in D Block. The movie attracts the audience with its screenplay. The film is more of a comedy than a thriller.