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Movie Review: Amavas

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Producers: Raina Sachiin Joshi, Dipen Amin

Director: Bhushan Patel

Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri, Mona Singh, Ali Asgar, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Vivan Bhathena

Writers: Jody Medland (Story), Tanya Pathak (Screenplay), Aparna Nadig (Dialogue)

Music: Sanjeev Darshan, Ankit Tiwari, Abhijit Vaghani, Asad Khan, Ikka

Karan takes his girlfriend Aahana to his summer house to celebrate their two-year anniversary. He hopes to propose marriage to her. But the house seems to be haunted by a ghost named Maya, who we later discover was Karan’s love, who died in a freak accident.

Karan, who has been fighting the demons of incidents that took place eight years ago in his summer house, is once again troubled by them. As Aahana slowly learns about his past, she also comes face to face with an unexpected and scary truth that changes the rest of her life.

While there are some amazing horror films that have been made in Bollywood, once in a while we get movies that make us wonder, what were the makers thinking! Amavas is one of them. The film has been entirely shot abroad and has some amazing locations. The songs have also been picturised beautifully. But that does not compensate for the absolutely wafer-thin story line that not only lacks originality but also defies logic. The scenes that should scare the daylights out of you look amateurish. While some of the VFX is good, most of it seems like a half-hearted and shoddy effort.

The less said about the performances the better. Sachiin Joshi has a long way to go when it comes to emoting. Nargis Fakhri’s face lacks emotion, even in the dramatic scenes. Also, there is no chemistry between the two actors. Navneet Kaur Dhillon as Maya looks cute, but there is no scope for acting. Vivan Bhathena plays the villain, but he doesn’t have much to do. Mona Singh as Dr Shvani is okay. Ali Asgar is totally wasted. 

Verdict: Dud!

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