Newly weds Mohini and Harsha are a happy couple, what with Harsha even buying a 4,500-sq ft independent villa in a gated community with all amenities, including sensors that switch on more...
Newly weds Mohini and Harsha are a happy couple, what with Harsha even buying a 4,500-sq ft independent villa in a gated community with all amenities, including sensors that switch on and switch off all electronic gadgets. They are happy until Mohini senses the presence of a third invisible person in the house and 'it' is after her.
Mohini (Poorna) explains it threadbare to the police but the local inspector cannot simply understand why a loving wife as her would have to stab a man who had been in love with her for six years before they got married. The story narrated in flashback takes you to the time that Harsha (Harshvardhan Rane) brings his wife to his new palatial house.
Trouble starts for Mohini when her husband is not at home. She's alone and that is when she begins to detect, well suffer the presence of a spirit. Her worst fears come true when the spirit directly attacks her. Such is the fear Mohini suffers that she goes and takes refuge in a neighbour's house.
When Harsha returns, Mohini refuses to go back to the house. The couple eventually have to stay in the house for the night. And that is when all the action takes place. Even Harsha, for the first time, senses the presence of the invisible spirit in the house, and goes after it. At this point, director Ravi Babu gives a twist to the story, something that the audience cannot expect.
While the invisible ghost creates fear for Mohini in her house, there is a something peculiar about the little son of a family which stays in the neighbourhood. Mohan's son has the habit of talking to his dead grandfather. And the boy was not even born when his grandfather had died. He claims to see his grandfather and much to the shock of his parents, claims he speaks to him every day.
A movie, one expects, would have to promote scientific temper but director Ravi Babu tries to tell the audience that there is a medical reason behind the boy being able to speak to the spirit of his grandfather whom he had never seen. A psychiatrist in the film dishes out an explanation that medical science does agree that a boy can speak with spirits! Rationalists, here's Ravi Babu. Deal with him the way you wish to.
In so far as Ravi Babu's dealing with the subject that he has chosen is concerned, he has full grip over the story that he has penned. At times, some scenes look repetitive and could have been sliced. The director gets the best out of his lead actors Poorna and Harshvardhan Rane. The expressionless Harshvardhan impresses in the climax scenes. As for Anup Reuben's background score, it quite gels with the theme of the movie. No, there are no songs, no fights and no insipid comedy. If you want to enjoy someone getting scared, you might want to watch this movie. And as for the title of the movie, it is a mystery why it is titled 'Avunu'. If you are also wondering about that elephant that you see in the publicity material of the movie, it just is not there.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Excellent taking, gripping narration and screenplay,wonderful back ground that increases the intensity of the scenes. Hats off to ravibabu for experimenting this film..should have been more effective if he cuts some more scenes(but may be he want film to be a minimum 2 hr duration ).climax neither conclusive draws hopes for sequel but i doubt ravibabu will do that ...Little bit adultery scenes some times but overall good film with good tech values and good grip in script .31/2 go watch and njoyy dont share the story/suspense as it may spoil ithe intensity
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