Director: Ravi Babu
Behind Screens :
Director Ravibabu who is without a proper hit in recent times is back to his tested formula of horror thrillers for success. His new film, Aaviri is releasing today without a minimum buzz. Let us see how the audience receives it in the theaters.
Raj (Ravibabu) and his wife Leena (Neha Chauhan) encounter massive personal grief and to overcome it, his wife suggests that they move to an old house that is built in the 1920s. But what they experience there is something which is not expected. Their child Munni starts experiencing some supernatural phenomenon and later on goes missing. The rest of the story is what happens to Munni.
Ravibabu is seen in the role of a techie who is too busy trying to merge his company with the Japanese. There is another shade in which he tried to do his job as a father. The role offers no challenge and Ravibabu walks through it effortlessly. Neha Chauhan is seen as an over-protective mother and gets too melodramatic at times. In the scene where she is possessed by the ghost, she gets too loud. Sri Muktha does what is expected of a child artist.
Ravibabu has taken a tested formula to see that he attains success. But then, the success of such a film will depend on the sense of mystery that is created right from the state. Despite all his efforts, Ravibabu failed in that. Satyanand’s screenplay is alright but is very little he could do in a cliched plot. The proceedings are predictable right from the start to the end. Vaidhhy’s music is a total letdown. The camera work is okay and the production values are fine. Despite the short run-time, the movie appears too long.
Aaviri is that kind of film which offers nothing. Moreover, it gives you a feeling that Ravibabu just rehashed some of his previous films of the same genre. Moreover, the horror factor is totally boring and there is no element of surprise. Even a shortish runtime gives you a feeling that you are watching a three-hour film. With that, Ravibabu’s wait continues for success at the box office.
Aaviri: Ravibabu’s Hopes Aaviri
Cast and Crew:
Cast: Neha Chauhan, Ravi Babu, Sri Muktha, Bharani Shankar and Mukhtar Khan
Screenplay: Ravi Babu
Produced by: Ravi Babu
Language: Telugu language
Distributed by: Sri Venkateswara Creations