This film honors the horror genre that we scarcely seen in Bollywood
We don’t see much of horror genre films churning from our Bollywood industry. It’s hardly 2–4 movies in a year and that to quite similar take with all that tantric, babas reciting mantras and forcibly-made-to-look-evil faces.
If you are a horror movie fan, you are in for a treat.
With the film stating that it is based on true story, it will surely make one interested in the movie. So, let’s see how Siddhath and co. have made this.
Watch it If you like -
Not a typical horror film, Enough spooky scenes to keep you hooked, Shooting locations are beautifully eerie
But Beware of -
A sort of non-crisp second half, Hard core followers of Hollywood horror might find it seen-before
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Milind Rau, the director who has assisted Mani Ratnam on Yuva and Guru teams with Siddharth who is not only the producer but also a writer of the film along with Milind.
Horror is one tough genre which if not made properly can make you laugh. But director Milind Rau makes sure that doesn’t happen for even once.
And the reason for this are script and wonderful execution.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
A trilingual film shot simultaneously in 3 languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, the movie opens with a scene from British India and then shifts to present.
The story isn’t extra ordinary, it’s how it unfolds is what is interesting. The script hasn’t been treated like typical Bollywood horror films. Its pace is neither fast or slow, but a smoothly engaging one.
The eerie activities don’t pile suddenly, the story builds up slowly and without any jerks. They have tried to be different from other Bollywood films but we have seen this is many Hollywood flicks. The movie does go off track in the second half with a tantrik and blood splatter but then it kind of jumps back to its refreshing shelf with the way the whole film is treated. The editing also lacks in the second half.
What’s totally distinct is the shooting place. Special mention for that because the setting is perfectly chilly, isolated, beautiful and scary. What great cinematography.
And hey don’t leave before the climax.
Well we don’t know why don’t we see much of Siddharth. He got the looks and does his job pretty well. Andrea Jeremiah, who his active in Tamil, Telugu, Malayam movies gets her second Hindi movie after Vishwaroop. She has a solid screen presence. She looks nice and puts up a good act.
But the younger girl, Anisha Angelina Victor has done such a killer job to make us scare. Atul Kulkarni was good in his role.
Prasthabhumi Sangeet (Background Music)
Well the background score is spookily nice and there is no scope of any song. But still there is one song in starting which is nice and tell you about Sid and his relationship with his wife which is sultrily cute.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Well if you have seen Hollywood horror movies then you might not like it as much. But in case you haven’t seen any, this belongs to one of best of the lot we have recently seen in Bollywood.