Finally, the quality of Horror cinema in Bollywood has raised its bar and all the Horror fans out there have something to cheer for. Co-written and directed by Prosit Roy this Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee and Rajat Kapoor starrer film is absolutely spine-chilling and seemingly interesting carrying the narration of the film with an impressive storyline. With the backdrop of dark dull Kolkata that hits us right away from the start.The story revolves around Arnab played by Parambrata Chatterjee, a quiet introvert human being who doesn't open up at all. His typical Indian parents are desperately trying to get him married. They introduce him to Piyali, a talkative nurse who asks him do some silly breathing yoga exercise on their first meet. After a typical arrange marriage conversation both conclude to get married. Moreover, there comes a twist in the tale and Arnab meets Ruksana, played by Anushka Sharma. Her acting has been bang on and we didn't expect she would do so well in such a different genre. She has a haunting past followed by Rajat Kapoor who plays a Bangladeshi professor carrying superstitious rituals along with his gang since a decade. I quickly ran off in the interval to quench my thirst remembering the depressing visuals which were truly horrifying and made me close my eyes in ample of the spooky scenes literally scaring the hell out of me.
The central characters of the film are super strong and have their side to say. The beauty of this film apart from being Horror is that it has suspense and mystery that unwinds later on and trust me for god sake everything is relevant and logical. We decided not to spoil it for you or else your fun of the film will be soaked up. The climax was different apart from the usual horror flicks that signal you for its sequel but this one has a heartfelt happy ending and it clearly looks like the makers are not at all turning this one into a franchise. The only thing which I found lame is Anushka turning into a devilish Spider-woman climbing on and off those buildings and tall morgue chest.I mean just those spider webs are missing,.. kidding. Overall this film won't disappoint the horror genre fans out there. Soft-hearted ones like me please watch it with somebody or be ready to blink your eyes for most of the scenes. The film has every element that a hit horror film requires and you simply cannot miss on that.
Background score by Ketan Sodha is like a body to this soul. Like every horror flick is best at it but this one has a superb plot and a storyline to make it look interesting. Director of Photography Jishnu Bhattacharjee has captivated fine shots from Kolkata especially those rain sequences and the weird dark locations from the town. Dialogues from Anvita Dutt is the heart of the film especially the conversation between Parambrata Chatterjee and Rajat Kapoor. The mentions of the demonic names is what will remain in your head. Story and Screenplay by Abhishek Banerjee and Prosit Roy is intriguing and fetches our attention all the time. So, If you love Horror flicks you simply cannot miss this one