CAST & CREW
Plot: A gang of friends is on a trip, three guys and three girls. Highly enthusiastic and overflowing energy, they thought it to be cool to race a fellow vehicle. Too much of anything is bad. They lose their way and lands up in a forest. The driver sees ‘someone’ standing right in front of the car in the middle of the road, and losing control, hits a tree. They are doomed and thus have to spend the night in a house in that forest. The door automatically opens on ringing the doorbell. The story proceeds. We see one of the members, possessed by a ghost trying to kill his friend. The others then force him down to a room and lock the gate with shackles but in vain. Then one of the girls, become the next victim. When one of her friends comes to check on her wounds, the former tries to kill her. They decide to allow the night to pass and see if they can bulldoze the hidden, unknown perils around them. But do they survive the ordeal? Do they return unscathed? How many of them remain alive? The second half is there to answer.
Analysis: Ghost movies have become so easy to foretell that the audience does not have to sit more than mere half an hour to forecast the next. The term ‘horror’ has lost its meaning, while ‘scary’ and ‘suspenseful’ are already in their graves. The background is mundane; the same decrepit eerie house with creaking doors, which open and close automatically. The only difference- it is lavishly decorated with all the everyday amenities in the middle of the forest, most probably in Orissa.
The thing that intrigues me- when I see an invisible force moving something, it is bound to raise a suspicion. But in none of the horror stories that I have seen, nowhere it has been shown to raise doubt in the ‘gullible’ characters in such a situation. Isn’t it strange? Well, opinions vary. Oddly, in most of the movies, it is shown, that the disturbing factors vanish at daybreak. But I mean, why is that? If there is some presence of the unnatural, it will exist at all times until the place sees some rituals, according to belief. Movies like The Conjuring.
The Conjuring 2, which appeared to be more realistic to me, have exhibited the phenomenon as it should be. Well then again, as I said opinions vary. Most of the scenes are a concoction from a few English films, not to mention “ The Cabin In The Woods.”
Star Performances: Sambit, Mousami, Elli, Sneha, Panda, and the rest of the cast have done a great job. They will frighten us with their performance and expressions in many scenes. On the whole, it can be said that each and everyone has done justice to their respective roles.
1. The cinematographic sets lift up the mood.
2. The background of the story is well executed, although shot on a limited budget.
3. The film is neat in bits and scraps.
What’s not there?
1. No such riveting moments.
2. The background track is sure to deafen you.
3. Direction and screenplay are not up to expectation.
4. The film is not strong enough to linger on your mind.
Verdict: Bottomline is - if you dare to watch this movie, then you are sure to get bored at the cost of your ticket. It is a 100% guarantee.
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