Every film of the horror & suspense genre that Ram Gopal Verma directs, makes one feel that he would be able to match it up with his earlier classic like Raat, which stills remain memorable and spine chilling for those who’ve viewed it. Whether ‘Agyaat-The Unknown’ lives upto those expectations remains to be seen.
Agyaat begins with an interesting premise wherein a film unit travels to a secluded jungle which is a part of the location for the film’s shoot. Internal rivalry amongst the film unit, high handedness by the lead actor of the film, and few light moments keep you engaged for the 1st 30 mins of the film. Due to a technical hitch, the unit have to take a break and decide to camp in the interiors of the jungle, making it necessary for them to bond with each other.
It is when they reach the camp-fire place that mysterious events commence. One by one each from the unit starts getting killed. In the midst of all this, the film moves ahead with some moments that are funny, but were intended to be scary. And though, it does interest you to some extent or the other the film starts to loosen it’s grip soon enough. The climax needs to be seen to be believed. Only Ram Gopal Verma could have done this.
Of the cast, every character including the leads have some bright moments while they fail at others. The characters appear very caricaturish and what more, they even act like those… loud, moronish & uninteresting.
Technically the film is nowhere near Ramu’s earlier venture’s though some camera novements are just about fine. The opening song has some foot tapping beats & the background music is also good at places. Editing is bizzarish, on the other hand cinematography is good.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum?
Film mein kaafi dum ho sakta tha, if it would have been executed better. Overall, the film, the story, the performances serve no purpose at all. Whatever, promise the plot displays in the beginning gradually dies doen towards the end. Watch it at your own risk. Agyaat would rather remain Agyaat (The Unknown) ...
Rating : 1.5 on 5