Title: Anando Brahma Movie Review
Cast: Tapasee Pannu, Srinivas Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Venela Kishore, Thagubothu Ramesh, Vijay Chander and others
Director: Mahi V Raghav
Producers: Vijay Chilla, Shashi Devireddy
Music Director: K (Krishna Kumar)
Release date: 18th August 2017
With the horror-comedy being the flavor of the season, star actresses have been focussing on these genres of late. Taapsee Pannu, who bid adieu to Tollywood in pursuit of Bollywood dreams is on a comeback trail with a horror-comedy ‘Anando Brahma’. Interestingly, unlike earlier horror-comedies, this film deals with a different subject where the ghosts get scared of the human beings. This novel concept has raised expectations on the movie further.
An NRI Raju (Rajiv Kanakala) wants to sell off his ancestral home in Hyderabad after it claims the lives of his parents under mysterious circumstances. But, the agent (Raja Ravindra) who was supposed to dispose the house and help Raju in selling the house turns greedy and plans to buy the house at a much cheaper price. With the help of local thugs, he scripts a plan to scare the buyers and spreads the rumor that the house is haunted by the ghosts.
Raju, who is vexed up with this, wants to prove that no ghosts exist in the house and as his final attempt, he hires Srinivas Reddy, Thagubothu Ramesh, Vennela Kishore and Shakalaka Shankar to stay in the house for three days to prove that no ghosts exist in the house. As they are desperate for money, all four of them agree and decides to stay in the house.
The rest of the story is whether ghosts do really exist and what’s Taapsee’s role in it.
Unlike the routine horror-comedies, where human beings get scared by the ghosts, the novel concept of ghosts getting scared by human beings is refreshingly fresh. A few horror elements, ample comedy, and taut screenplay makes ‘Anando Brahma’ a decent entertainer.
Excellent performance by all the lead actors
Opting for no songs which come as a hindrance
Comedy and horror elements
Though there are no major drawbacks, the production values should have been a bit richer
A definite watch this weekend.