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Unnerving Tale of Horrors
May 27, 2016 03:07 PM 4610 Views

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This movie is “the stuff” to satisfy your hunger for a good scripted and chill-down-the-spine flick. Let me first begin with how speechless and awe-struck(little bit jittery as well) I am after watching this movie. Gosh! That eerie feeling and jitters haven’t left me yet. It was due to joy from watching a flick with crackerjack plot of horrors.


I am like allclappings for Viki Rajani for writing such an amazing script; keeping it female-centric was one of the best parts of it. The title very much gives away what the movie is going to be about, no pretences. This story is about Mahek Deo(Radhika Apte) who has recently been sexually assaulted and starts suffering from Agoraphobia, fear of open spaces and conditions that will cause her pain and embarrassment. To recuperate, she stays with her sister and gets initial help form psychologists. Staying at home for months and repeated panic attacks, it gets difficult for her sister. To get cured, Mahek’s wanna-be-boyfriend Shaan(Satyadeep Mishra) gets her a place for herself to beat the lurking demon in her mind.


Mahek staying alone in an apartment with already unsettling thoughts and panics, decides to be positive with this confrontation. But then this apartment has its own set of story to unravel. The girl who stayed prior to Mahek has been missing or believed to be long absconding.


Then Mahek begins to notice weird things in the house. Maybe it’s really there or her mind is at play? Nothing and no one can tell you what to expect next. You are left guessing till the end of the movie.


Though the second half gets little taut and as if writers fail to see the script till very end. It gets slower and little predictable, with heavy background music and slow zooms to add fear and few logic lapses here and there. But Mahek kept the flow going for me.


Finally, sighs a movie with no jaadu-mantra, tona-totka, chudail, graveyards and exorcist, literally breath of freshness. The whole movie is set up in an empty apartment with an eerily locked room, bath tub(which is most likely to be bloodied), cracked mirror, fleeting apparitions and obviously, a black cat.


Director Pawan Kripalani has yet delivered another marvellous spook-fest after Ragini MMS, kept me on edge of my seat and sometimes tightly gripping the armrest(oh my, the horror). His leading lady Radhika Apte knew where to put her feet and never missed a step. After doing so many minor roles, this is her best performance. Mammoth of an act, just catapulting to next level. I guess, too much is said for her. But it is still less for the kind of performance witnessed – petrified, scared, alarmed and downright panicked-with-terror.


Satyadeep Mishra has justified his role as her wanna-be-boyfriend Shaan. His natural act gives his character a proper touch of realism. Yahaswini Dayama as an older sister and Nivedita Bhattacharya, psychologist who wants to help Mahek, have contently performed well for their roles and this really makes as an asset for the movie.


This movie is totally recommended if you like psychological thrillers and horror movies. The longing was worth it, and fear is felt better in theatres rather than words.


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