Friday, August 7, 2009

Agyaat Movie Review:Jungle Bungle

Agyaat has confirmed the fact that Ram Gopal Varma had lost his brains in the jungle. Except for camera work and a surprisingly improved performance by the eye-candy Priyanka Kothari, this movie as such is not even worth a single rating. Caution to Varma: Expect colorful language against you by the audience at the end of the film.Guess, Priyanka Kothari will surely say ‘Iss jungle se mujhe bachao’ after watching how the movie has shaped up

Story of Agyaat: Flimsy, predictable storyline that has been seen many times over; with a Predator like thing constantly knocking one person in the jungle after the other. The story is about a film crew coming to a dense forest to shoot a film. There is a tantrum throwing hero Sharman (Gautam), Asha (Priyanka Kothari), South Indian film producer Moorthy(Ishrat Ali), eccentric director J J(Howard), a subservient spot boy Laxman (Ishtiyak Khan), the idealistic cameraman Shakky (Kali Prasad), action director Rakka(Kale), assistant director Suraj(Nitin Reddy) and script supervisor girl Sameera(Rasika Duggal).

The film crew decided to go for a camping trip for two days, where there is a break in their shooting. One by one, each team member dies by an invisible(Agyaat) force. Obviously the remaining two survivors are Asha and Sujal. The story is nothing different from Darna Mana Hain where a group of college students go for a picnic, and each of them are killed. While in that one, horror had a face in the form of a serial killer, in Agyaat, there is no face for horror. In fact, there is no base for horror as you will realize by the end. Without telling you the ending, we can confidentally say that it will be a rude shock for you!

Plus points of Agyaat:
• The performance of actors in the film especially Gautam Rode, Nitin Reddy, Ishtiyak Khan and Priyanka Kothari.This girl seriously needs a better film maker.
• Full marks to Ram Gopal Varma to experiment with new actors. Regardless of how frivolous his movies are, one cannot negate the fact that he has the potential to make household names out of rank new actors.
• Good camera work especially in the scene where the eccentric director JJ is killed. Unlike other movies of RGV, where the camera would deceive the audiences by exaggerating trivial things as horror, here the camera has a wide screen view and with a potential to thrill in a better manner.

Minus points:
• 75 percent of the 1st half has no story. Whatever is remaining is lifted from Predator
• Screenplay is amateurish and dialogues are dismal. Some of the dialogues are rehashed from Ramu’s earlier films. Dialogues like ‘Tujhe haath kya payr bhi lagauna’ is lifted from Rangeela.
• Ram Gopal Varma should realize that he was making a horror movie not a serial that people can watch for free. He will definitely invite the ire of the people, even though he paves the way for a sequel. By the way, do you even care for a sequel, if the first part is crap?

Final point: Agyaat promo says, “You cannot escape the unknown” The thought of spending 150 bucks on this movie is SCARY.


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