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Aatma (A)

  • Starring :
    Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Language : Hindi Genre : Thriller
  • Synopsis :

    A woman finds her and her daughter's life in danger after her past comes haunting!

  • Director :
    Suparn Verma
  • Music Director :
    Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur
  • Duration: 1 hrs & 30 mins

Synopsis

A woman finds her and her daughter's life in danger after her past comes haunting!

Critic's Review

Abhay (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a doting dad but an erratic and suspicious husband. His love for daughter Nia (Doyel Dhawan) is as deep as his hatred for wife Maya (Bipasha Basu). After it becomes impossible to bear his violent nature and decipher his whimsical attitude, Maya decides to part ways. She hopes for a better future with Nia, but destiny has different plans. Her disturbing past comes haunting, pushing her to a breaking point and risking the lives of those involved.

Aatma is not a full-fledged horror film with ugly demons and gruesome deaths. It attempts to play with your mind and even succeeds, though partially. The film takes off swiftly, coming straight to the point. Burning candles, thunderous rain and sleepless nights, Suparn manages to subtly induce the 'shock' element, especially in the form of Maya's eerie nightmares. It sets the mood perfectly for a supernatural thriller. The 'Aatma' here is unconventional too, considering there is no over-the-top demonic 'look' to it. No typical background score is used to create atmosphere either. The film skillfully manages to be different from most in its genre.

However, it loses grip as it proceeds. The second half gets predictable, repetitive and formulaic, making the climax look a tad inconsequential in spite of the twist. The 'fear of the unknown' gets replaced by zombie-like killings, making you wonder what led to the random transition. The special effects are not up to the mark either. Those who have seen Andres Muschietti's spooky horror 'Mama' will be able to draw similarities between the two in terms of concept.

Bipasha Basu is impressive as the harrowed mother who shows immense patience in tackling this paranormal situation. She looks equally stunning sans makeup. The immensely talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui unfortunately looks out of place, a misfit in the role. The very cute Doyel Dhawan is perfect as Nia.

Aatma may not send shivers down your spine, but it dares to be unconventional.

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  • Rating 25

Review posted this month

Nothing new in story. Audience already starts guesing what will happened next. Only matter of pleasure is you come up with watching one more horror movie. There should some new ideas which are indian and unique. Think about some nice south indian horror films like Chandramukhi, Kanchana, or Arundhati...Afterall everybody wants some different taste of food after a long time...Its human tendency

  • Rating 35

Review posted within last 6 month

very predictable but nicely made. good scenes and sound effect

  • Rating 25

Review posted within last 6 month

ok movie

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than 6 month ago

nice

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than 6 month ago

nice work by star cast.

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than 6 month ago

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  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than 6 month ago

its watchable!!

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than 6 month ago

one time watchable!!!

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than 6 month ago

Good one...

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than 6 month ago

horror drama

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than 6 month ago

Ok movie.

  • Rating 05

Review posted more than 6 month ago

poor !!!!!

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than 6 month ago

bakwas

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than 6 month ago

ONE TIME WATCHABLE !!!!

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than 6 month ago

Having seeing the trailer before, i thought this would be a great horror movie but to my disappointment, it was not at all like i thought. Bipasha acting has just been the same. She needs to challenge the character she plays

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than 6 month ago

horror movie???

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than 6 month ago

routine story

  • Rating 1.55

Review posted more than 6 month ago

I got headache after seeing this movie. its better to watch a comedy movie than this one.

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

In simple words, this movie was plainly above average. Sat through the entire screening without having a single "Oh God I'm Terrified!!!!" moment. Bipasha has started looking visibly old and hence fits the harrowed lady part well, but seriously her performance lacked the spook element. The little kid was the best performer by far and that's perhaps the movie's only highlight. I would suggest, if you must... only if you must, watch this one. You will not have any regrets if you give this a miss and prefer to chill out somewhere else!

  • Rating 1.55

Review posted more than a year ago

if you prefer horror movies this is not for you... nothing like horror in this movie not even thriller perfectly...

  • Rating 4.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Good One.

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

bengali baby made a wonderful movie superb acting music and direction aatma the movie show the real love.

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

Good one... liked Nawazuddin Siddqui.. hes awesome actor

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

A horror movie must scare you. Its scary only when the unexpected happens. If you have not seen many horror movies especially the western ones, Aatma may scare you. otherwise go to appreciate Bipasa's acting.

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Its a nice movie. Nawazuddin has proved that he has enough potential. He will definately be like Irfan khan. Its a different king of movie with hollywood touch

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

one time watch.....

  • Rating 0.55

Review posted more than a year ago

First horror movie which is appropriate to see with parents.... family horror movie

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

good

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

gud...

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

good movie.

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

not horrrror ,,....its a horrible movies

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

pathetic movie.....

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

Is kahani ko agar hindo relegion k hawale se dosre janam me le jate to behtar hota , is condition me sub kuch bachkana lagta hai. nawazuddin siddiqi ne acha kam kiya hai, lekin kahani kamzor hai. Khurram Juanid Weekly Nigar karachi- Pakistan

  • Rating 1.55

Review posted more than a year ago

movie & direction both can scare away audience

  • Rating 1.55

Review posted more than a year ago

just cant waste my time and money watching this poor movie...

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

not too bad,not too god.......Average

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

the 2nd horror icon of India (Mamatha banarjee and now bipashaa both from wb)

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

I dont understand on what basis it got 3 star???

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

It's typical and same Old ghisa pitta bollywood movie... nothing exciting... Stunt, action, thrills are same as shown in the other movie infact it does not have any impact or effect on audience... No Solid Story.... Nawaz was wasted... Only positive was Doyel (Child Artist)... Overall Waste of time and money....

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

1920 evil returns is nothing infront of this movie

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than a year ago

ok

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

1 time watch,fails to create horror every time. bipasa was same as raaz and raaz 3.. watched movie for Nawazuddin...

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

Thanks,,,, guys after your advise I am not gonna watch this movi.... SEEMS DHAKKAN TYPE

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

A total waste of time.

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

Nothing different in the story. Only plus point was Bipasha's acting

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

Avg Movie.....

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than a year ago

Nawazuddin Siddiqui tu landa nahi hota to accha hota ji

  • Rating 1.55

Review posted more than a year ago

the only scary thing in the muvi is its name....

  • Rating 25

Review posted more than a year ago

an average but must see once

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Good to see


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