Monday, March 16, 2009

13 B

Rating : 6/10
Release Date : 6th March ‘09
Time : 148 minutes
Director & Writer : Vikram K Kumar; Music : Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy
Starring : Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Poonam Dhillon, Sachin Khedekar, Deepak Dobriyal

How would you react if in the house you moved in, strange things happen. Like the lift never works if you press the button, the phone takes distorted images of you if you’re in the house, there is a wall that seems un-drillable and promptly at 1300 hours, the TV switches itself on and shows a serial, which kind of predicts whats going to happen to you and your family and which only appears on your TV. Spooked ? Intrigued ?

Not bad as far as Indian horror films go. An interesting, novel and, to the best of my knowledge, original plot where the supernatural seems to blend with science. I saw this film, approx 15 minutes after it started and in Tamil, a language I don’t understand at all, yet was impressed. So while I cannot comment on the quality of the dialogue, I can commend on the way they keep the viewer intrigued, and the ending being ok / satisfactory – it explains some of the stuff which happened while maintaining a discreet silence on some other. They overuse the tense, impending doom, scary music but find ways (judging by the audience laughter) to crack a few jokes in between. Madhavan acts really well, not a facial expression out of place and I hope he now doesn’t get typecast into horror films.

Its not gory but it’s the type of film which will have most of the females cringing and later clinging to the ‘brave’ male’s accompanying them. Just another incentive for you to watch the film ?

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