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Mohini movie review: Trisha floors you with her riveting feat in predictable tale

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jul 29, 2018, 9:03 am IST
Updated Jul 29, 2018, 9:03 am IST
It is out and out a Trisha movie and she should be lauded for her balanced portrayal between the characters, but director errs in execution.
 Trisha in ‘Mohini.’
  Trisha in ‘Mohini.’
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Director: Madhesh

Cast: Trisha, Jackky Bhagnani, Yogi Babu

 

Trisha returns after one-and-a-half years with a female-centric horror thriller Mohini, staging a dual role for the first time in her career.  Mohini has the same old template of horror genre of a ghost taking revenge on her detractors by possessing another woman and the only novelty here is that both the characters — a ghost and a woman are essayed by Trisha.

Vaishnavi (Trisha), a popular chef on YouTube, sets off to London for work. Her assistants Panchu (Yogi Babu) and Balki (Swaminathan) accompany her. There, she meets a businessman Sandeep (Jackky Bhagnani) and instantly (!) falls for him. When the duo decides to take their relationship to the next stage, an untoward incident occurs. Vaishnavi gets possessed by an evil spirit named Mohini (also played by Trisha). Mohini wants to avenge her murderers, which includes Sandeep as well.

It is out and out a Trisha movie and the actress should be lauded for her balanced portrayal between the two characters. Be it the simple and cheerful Vaishnavi or the bold and menacing Mohini, Trisha floors you with her riveting feat. She pulls off the stunt sequences with an equal ease.  Yogi Babu evokes laughter at few places.

Though the story is predictable, thankfully Madhesh has steer cleared away from the routine elements that are associated with similar genres — an old haunted bungalow at a remote place, a bunch of actors, a mysterious doll, high decibel sound etc. Instead, he explores the supernatural aspect from a scientific point of view with DNA connect. The film also touches upon sensitive issues like child abuse and women safety. But, it is in the execution where he errs. And for a horror genre, it never scares! In few places, CG work looks slipshod. Vivek-Mervin’s music goes well with the mood, while BGM from Aruldev is a bit loud. Gurudev’s cinematography is a major plus to the proceedings.

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