Banner: Jayalakshmy films
Cast: Jayaram, Bhavana, Manoj K Jayan, Jayan, T G Ravi, Baby Rehna and Baby Marena
Music: Raj Krishnan
Cinematography: Jayakrishnan Gummudy
Producer: K Radhakrishnan
Release Date: July 23, 2009
A predictable tale presented well, the story begins with the famous doctor Ramdas ( Jayaram) who lives with his beautiful wife Shyama (bhavana) and their two darling kids (Baby Rehana, Baby Marena) in the city of Hyderabad. However, the elder daughter is suffering from some psychic ailment and they approach a Vastu theorist Dr Vinod (manoj k jayan) who advises them to change home. The couple goes ahead and buys a big bungalow in the outskirts at a village. Right from day one, the family experiences very eerie things and though the villagers say that it is the home which is haunted, Ramdas shrugs this off. Soon, even Ramdas experiences some chills and what they uncover is a shocking truth about the home. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a regular storyline but though his presentation was great, his narrative could have been better. The dialogues were okay, the script was better but had few loopholes, the screenplay was adept. The real credit for the film happens to be the music and background scores, they were excellent. Even the visuals were top notch. Editing was alright, locations, art department and costumes made their presence felt and they suited the mood of the film. Jayaram lived upto his role very well, Bhavana's expressions were good but her dubbing was bad, the two child artistes did very well, Manoj K Jayan was elegant, Vijeesh was neat, Vijaykumar was perfect. The others did their bit to add value to the film.
It has been long since the Malayalam audience experienced a good horror movie, though the content was not strong, the presentation and the technical aspects of the film really worked well. While the first half goes on a small note, the second half gets into some chilly experiences and it is good in parts. For those who like horror, this will appeal but it is not for those who like substance. The theme is regular but credit goes to the director for making it engaging. This can be watched once for a change.
Bharatstudent Verdict : Recommended for horror lovers