Aatma – Movie Review

By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

aatma-still-shwobizbitesProducer: Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak

Director: Suparn Verma

Cast: Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin Siddique and Doyle Dhawan

Music: Sangeet and Siddharth Haldipur

Rating: ** 2/5 (Two Stars)

Aatma releases today and Aatma movie review written by Film Critic Goher Iqbal Punn is as under. Read and check the movie’s worth.

Sultry and seductress actress of Bollywood industry, who is without doubt among the A-list actresses of Hindi cinema industry, has now become the central focus of horror movies. Way back in 90s, she had done Raaz – the horror film which made her utterly popular among the masses. And now with the latest horror venture Raaz 3, she has now become the central attention of all the filmmakers who would like to make scary movies. Like Raaz 3, Basu enacts the main lead in Aatma as well.

Horror genre is quite popular in Bollywood cinema these days. Filmmakers consider it the tested formula to make successful films. Bollywood industry often runs after the tested formulas and since the horror movies have begun working at the box office producing profits for the makers and investors, the producers have started to follow the steps. Taking steps along, Suparn Verma comes up with his horror fiesta ‘Aatma’. Well, this is not an utterly scary content rather a psychological thriller which carries the script lacking in frightening moments to scare the audiences. You hardly get scared while watching Aatma on screen.

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No doubt in saying that the plot is interesting carrying some kind of uniqueness but the lack of scary moments make the output a lackluster. The film talks a strapping emotional rapport between a mother and her daughter. Aamta depicts the fight between a loving mother with her daughter’s dead father who wants to take the daughter along with him to the world of dead.

aatma-picture-showbizbitesMaya (Bipasha Basu) loves her daughter Nia (Doyle) dearly. Her world and her happiness get shattered when her dead husband’s (Nawazuddin Siddique) spirit emerges to take their daughter along.

The plot is interesting but the script penned by Suparn Verma is laced with flaws. The age-old belief used on the narrative looks weird since no novelty has been injected into it. The writer has not put any real scary moments for the audiences. Visual effects are catchy. Editing is okay. Music is average. Direction is not up to the standards though some of the sequences are really attention-fetching and mind boggling.

Bipasha Basu enacts her part brilliantly well. But the problem is that she has not been provided the meaty scope as was provided with Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3. Nawazuddin Siddique is wonderful in his act but he could have been given more scope. Doyle, the child artist, is a treat to watch. Rest of the cast fills the bill as well.

Final Verdict:

In a nutshell, Aatma is not a complete horror film. With a weak script and an average direction, film is a big disappointment.

Let’s hear your comments on Aatma movie review in below comments’ section. Also read Rangrezz Movie Review and Sanjay Dutt arrested in 1993 Mumbai blasts case article.

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Goher Iqbal Punn is a famed Hindi Film Critic, Hindi Music Reviewer, Entertainment Columnist and Bollywood Analyst. His creative and analytical writings are well-received and liked. Mr. Punn is a film trade expert as well and his Box Office Reports are always loved to read and appreciated. His other expertise includes analyzing the small screen of India (Indian television soaps & its celebrities). He has worked with the media giants like BBC (London), Screen (Indian Express, Delhi/Mumbai), Bollywood Hungama (Mumbai), Indiainfo (Mumbai/Bangalore) Daily Times (Lahore) and The Post (Lahore) respectively. In addition to these big wheels of the media industry, Mr. Punn has also been associated with plenty of other coveted online entertainment publications such as Nowrunning (New York), Galmsham (Mumbai), Radio Sargam (Leeds), One India (Bangalore/Mumbai), Bollygraph (Katmandu), Sulekha (Aston), Planet Bollywood (New York) and to name a few. Goher also shares a good rapport with Bollywood and Indian television fraternities. He is often approached for his expert views on Hindi cinema and its celebrities. Media tycoons like The Times (Sunday Times, London), The Christian Science Monitor (Boston), Newsweek of USA and to name a few have interviewed him. Goher also helps the students researching on Bollywood, the most notable being the one he did with a student of Spanish University. Mr. Punn is the most experienced writer with more than 20 years of journalistic experience to his credit. He is contactable at goher.iqbal.punn@showbizbites.com & goher.punn@gmail.com Read Goher Iqbal Punn’s write-ups for Showbiz Bites by visiting this link http://www.showbizbites.com/author/goheriqbalpunn/