Pari, its unusualness and newness make us believe in Bollywood horror films again
Are you tired of aatmas and the tantrics that shoo them away?
We were for sure.
Pari is devoid of this run-off-the-mill formula.
And so Pari, though ‘not a fairytale’, came like a rescue angel and saved Bollywood horror genre from drowning if there was a level further below.
Watch it If you like -
No typical horror movie stuff, Good plot, Combines horror with thrill, Scary moments, Great performances
But Beware of -
Dull in very few parts
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It is good to see Clean State Films experimenting with their third venture as well, after NH10 and Phillauri. Not only with different concepts but also with new directors.
Its Prosit Roy’s brave instincts that anchor this film, for choosing a risky genre for his directorial debut.
And it’s the director’s uncommon script along with Abhishek Bannerjee that make this film stand true to the genre and not embarrass it.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
The movie doesn’t give you time to sit and relax and absorb things, it starts from the word go, and that’s perhaps a really good thing given horror films should make one anxious.
Talking about the story, many of us don’t realize that horror-thriller films need to have a make-sense story, else all the chills and thrills seem forced and wasted. So, this film excels in that, it has a story and that too an intelligible one.
It also needs a rational ending. If the climax is weak and illogical, the whole movie falls apart. And we were amazed with the way all things were sorted for us to enjoy this hair-raising venture.
The treatment given to it is good. An eerie environment stays throughout the film even though its not out and out horror. The horror element when present, is spine-chillingly executed.
The screenplay is a bit slow in parts and few dull moments are present, but all this gets ignored given the whole execution of the film. Execution is so fine, that you end up thinking the story is real.
The plot also has few moments where you just crack up in laughter, and for those who think laughing is bad in a horror film, think again. You only laughed because that particular scene scared the hell out of you and then you realized it’s just a film.
Anushka Sharma is unbelievably amazing. Which popular actress from today would step up for a freakish look like this? No one. Only she has the guts. Her body language and her expressions, way beyond amazing.
Parambrata Chatterjee is great. His chemistry with Anushka is eerily cute. Rajat Kapoor is great and convincing in his role.
Ritabhari Chakraborty is believably charming in her role and makes her presence felt.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
There is just one song and that wasn’t needed.
Background score by Ketan Sodha is too good. Its not only spooky but way more thrilling and adds ounces to the whole the frightening zone.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Well, not only Bollywood but Hollywood also started making forgettable commonplace horror films.
So, this one is definitely a great big change.
Horror film fans, must go! Everyone else, do go, this film will change your genre appetite.