Claps for: Coming to the end of the movie after two hours of frivolity
Slaps for: direction, bad editing, amateurish special effects, acting, and runtime.
Popcorn refill: none
The Story: The story is about a family that shifts to Jabalpur and lives in a haunted house that they are unaware are infested with spirits. Finally, only and only the tantric sets them free and releases the spirits in the sky.
If you want to watch a horror film that looks like an amateurish docudrama with some freshly learnt advanced graphics thrown in, you can watch Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai. Two hours of bad cinematography, abrupt cuts and sourly editing techniques. You could do a basic course in filmmaking and make a better movie. This movie makes you laugh than give you any kind of thrills and chills.
The poster and the movie have no correlation. Not even once in the movie will you see the picturesque image of Swarna Bhaskar aka Ayesha looking like the one in the movie poster. Is this a dim gimmick or what? The story lacks continuity. It starts with a gory family history of tantric and ends on the rocks and water. This seems to have been inspired from many Hollywood movies such as Amityville Horror, One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, etc.
This certainly is the Indian version of Amityville Horror gone badly. It is more like a spoof of parapsychology and psychiatry coming together only to make a mess. Poor editing, archaic techniques give it a feel of 70's Ramsay movie with modernised amenities. The story is still alright for an Indian audience.
Performances: The only redeeming feature has been Swarna Bhaskar's performance. The rest of the crew still needs to undertake acting classes to understand the intensity required in such themes. Bhanu Uday was a bad choice for this movie. The guy still needs to polish his acting skills for a feature film.
Direction: This seems to be a paranormal muddle of the debutant director, Debaloy Dey. Mr.Dey, why you do this? You made us laugh; using ghise pitte, Ramsay wale antiques. This movie is a Khichadi that lacks masala and namak. It yet again proves that Bollywood cannot do without item numbers. Poor cast, and bad songs, leave alone the art direction. The songs and acting are more insufferable than the story.
A few scenes seem to border your expectations and look like they needed a lot of work. Filmmakers in India believe that horror movie mein ek toh sleazy scene mangta hai, no matter how irrelevant. The tantric clearly lacks supernatural powers and knowledge. Each part of the house looks freshly home staged and decorated to a point of unbearable appearance.
Music: Is seriously bad OMG!! The background score is average but the singing and dancing is something that could have been skipped. Amit Mishra's soundtracks for this movie are quiet rusty.
Combo on Offer:This movie started well but ends so poorly, you will regret your 2 hours. No matter how many times they repeat the letter 'h' in the title; it is not going to make a convincing Horror story. This movie is a work of confusion that meets much enthusiastic willingness to adapt many story elements from different horror films. Unoriginal, insipid waste of two hours. You can nevertheless give it a watch, if you just want to kill time laughing at utter tomfoolery. This movie is an artless work of fiction that sours your imagination. A rerun of Ramsay movies in the 21st century! All our condolences go for the poor gold fish that has been brutally butchered in this movie.
Verdict: We give this movie #Slaps for making a mess of a story that could have had a better treatment and special effects.