Lisaa actually has a solid premise for the horror/thriller genre but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. (more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
A shoddy film whose inane plot is more chilling than its jump-scares
When I walked into Lisaa, I was mildly surprised when the usher handed me a box containing a pair of 3D glasses. The audacity to release a one-dimensional film in 3D format is perhaps the boldest decision taken by its makers.(more)
Source: Srivatsan , The Hindu
With cardboard characters and storytelling that lacks depth, even 3D doesn�t save this film.
The scene segues are jarring and the horror elements derivate and hardly scary. To make matters worse, we get a force-fitted message in the end that sticks out like a sore thumb. With cardboard characters and storytelling that lacks depth, even 3D doesn�t save this film.(more)
Source: Suganth, Times Of India
Anjali's horror film is a decent idea wasted
The film is released in 3D and it makes one wonder why. The technology doesn't add much to the film as Lisaa lacks the depth and the detailing for an engaging horror film. A decent premise is wasted by lazy writing and the social message delivered in the climax just looks forced.(more)
Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, India Today
This 3D 'horror' film is an awful mess
Lisaa has all components of a 'horror' film�creaky doors, blood-curdling screams, jump-scares, gory creatures�sans thought, script and a screenplay.(more)
Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express
It is neither thrilling or engaging!
The one and only positive aspect of Lisaa is the '3D effect', good to see that PG Muthiah has given a good quality(visual) 3D film within the limited budget. Other than 3D visuals, there is nothing to write about the film, which neither thrills nor engages us, not even a single scene looks impressive despite having a good performer like Anjali in the lead role. Sadly, Anjali has been used as a teenager who tries too hard to look cute on the big screen. Sam Jones is adequate whereas the performance of the old couple is just passable.(more)
Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com
Can we reboot horror, please?
Lisaa has a message at the end, well-intentioned like most ones in our cinemas are. Again, as most films do, it takes a all-or-nothing perspective, where everything is only black or white. While the message might be relevant, the tropes that are used to drive it through, are definitely not. Maybe, it's time we interpreted horror films differently and brought themes and context that are actual nightmares in real life. Something similar to what Get Out and Us gave us; or for that matter, something like S Durga, which despite not being a horror film, continues to disturb us upon every single viewing. After all, if we are going to buy into ghosts, why not tackle the ones we face every day?(more)
Source: Ashameera Aiyappan , CinemaExpress.com