Mummy movie review: It ‘manages’ to scare

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Dec 3, 2016, 3:07 pm IST
Updated Dec 3, 2016, 3:08 pm IST
Lohith's film is a one-time scary affair, if you have time for ghosts this weekend.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
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Director: Lohith H

Cast: Priyanka Upendra, Yuvani Parthavi, Aishwarya Sindhogi, Vatsala.

 

This ‘Mummy’ has nothing to do with the body of any human being or an animal that has been ceremonially preserved. It is the mammy which eventually became mummy, which most prefer to call it while referring to the most loved person – one’s mother. Lohith’s scary tale comes with the basic component for a horror movie – a haunted house next to a beach, a restless soul, and a pretty good background score without no ghost or devil can give a killing experience for the audience.

Despite nothing new to scare the audience with a surprise, the director has a done a neat job with its making in addition to cinematographer Venu’s magic for chilling effects. However, the computer generated ghost is the one which spoils the fun once its real face is revealed and then even those who get scared with lizards and cockroaches can manage to survive till the climax.

Insofar as the plot is concerned, it revolves around a family which has just shifted to a villa which is shifted next to a beach. However, the villa looks like a godown from outside with a couple makeshift pillars and a roof stuck on it. Priyanka Upendra is honest as usual with her onscreen character she portrays. She plays a wife and a mother, who has lost her husband in a road mishap. While she is managing to get her life back on track with her little daughter, she is also expecting a child.

It was her late husband’s wish to move to their new villa. While the audience start guessing that it could be the husband who is back as ghost for his love his daughter, there comes a twist. There are indeed several moments which is a fun for the horror loving souls. Ajanish Lokanath provides the perfect sound for the audience to scream. Yuvina, the child artist makes it look real. Before scaring away, there is a particular scene which is worth mentioning – The ghost has taken form of one of the family members who are searching for one another in the climax, and then they all end up facing each but scarily doubting on who is the ghost among them!

A one-time scary affair, if you have time for ghosts this weekend.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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