Release date : September 19, 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Director : Anjan K. Kalyan
Producer : Anjan K. Kalyan
Music Director : Dennis Natron
Starring : Sai Ravi Kumar, Aditi Das
Producer turned director, Anjan K Kalyan has come up with a horror film titled Attarillu which has all newcomers in lead roles. The trailer has raised decent expectations and the film has finally hit the screens. Let’s now see how it is.
Randhir, Dayanand and Krishnamurthy are three best friends. Dayanand, who is the son of a noted politician wants to stay a bachelor all his life. Upset with this, his father asks Randhir and Krishnamurthy to take him for a vacation and change his mindset.
The trio kick-starts their vacation and ends up in a cottage named Attarillu. Things start getting weird as some paranormal activities erupt all of a sudden. What are these activities ? What problems did the friends face in the cottage? What is the actual story behind this Attarillu cottage ? That forms the rest of the story.
The major highlight of the film is the background score given by Mani Sharma. He elevates some normal scenes to the next level with his background music. The location of the cottage and the way it was setup brought a good effect to the film. The twists which come before the interval and in the pre-climax episode works well with the audience.
All the lead actors have done justice to their roles even though they are newcomers. Especially, the guy who acted as Krishnamurthy has given a noteworthy performance. The style and dialogue delivery of the actor who played the role of RKV is good.
Though the film’s script looks simple, the director has conveyed it in a poor way by placing unnecessary scenes. The film moves at a lethargic pace till the pre-climax episode and tests the patience of the audience.
Though it is branded as a horror film, none of the scenes will make you scared. None of the characters in the film were sketched properly. The adult comedy in the first half irritates the viewers.
The way director chose to convince the hero to get interested in marriage looks very cheap. The message given at the end doesn’t go with whatever was showed from the beginning.
As mentioned earlier, it was the background score by Mani Sharma which is the saving grace of the film. Songs composed by Dennis Natron were not up to the mark. The editing was bad and cinematography was good as some of the visuals looked nice on screen.
Considering the budget of the film, the production values are good.
Coming to the director Anjan Kalyan, though he had a simple storyline, he failed to execute it on screen. His screenplay is below average and ruins the proceedings. Also, Anjan failed to scare the viewers with his horror sequences.
On the whole, the makers of Attarillu used the same template of the recent hit horror flicks to score a success. But the director’s lacklustre narration, non-scary elements, and bad screenplay spoil the proceedings completely and makes this film a boring watch this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team