Director Sangeeth Sivan has had a mixed fortune with Hindi films. His over the top comedies have worked well, action thrillers have failed badly. The only horror film he attempted before this was under Jackie Shroff produced “Sandhya”, made more than a decade ago and still awaiting it’s release. I would have been happier had he worked on the same script and come up with a decent horror thriller, rather than this clumsy click.
Avi (Shreyas Talpade) and his live–in partner Sonia (Sadaa), while returning from a party, bump off an unknown girl. Sacred, they run away from the spot, only to find later that the body of that girl was never found. Avi is a fashion photographer, and his clicking starts delivering unusual results then onwards. He and Sonia start seeing strange things and getting nightmares revolving around that girl Aarti (Sneha Ullal). Who is Aarti and why has she entered Avi and Sonia’s life is what is unfolded next…
With such thin storyline, the film depended on a tight screenplay, some decent acting, camerawork and background score. Unfortunately it suffers in all these departments. Sandeep Chowta’s loud and noisy background and T Ramji’s ever moving cinematography try their best to damage two of our vital organs. The first half of the film goes endlessly to establish the “who” and “how” parts and tends to be repetitive. Second half is a shade better, with a “scary” visit to Aarti’s family and last ten minutes of a good climax. There are too many songs which also go against the requirement of a tight thriller.
Performances: Shreyas Talpade tries too much to look like a stylish and handsome hunk, but surprisingly his performance is way below his potential. Sadaa is alright in doing whatever was in her scope. Sneha Ullal’s return to Hindi films may not help her big time. She hardly gets any lines and the role depends mainly on her scary makeup. Chunky Pandey irritates to the core.
Music: Shamir Tandon comes up with an average music score, with none of the songs having potential to survive long. Sandeep Chowta’s background is loud. Overall, a disappointing effort.