'Agyaat' is bounded with cheap thrills and proves to be a lousy flick letting down the ardent buffs, who eagerly expected it. To begin with, it's a good attempt by this scrapper who hardly believes in his film's results. A horror-adventure, somewhat like 'Predator' had really knocked a high-shot on our adrenalines. Perhaps, scenarios are different once you're before the screens.
You've nothing such horripilations that strike your unconditioned reflex. But, RGV offers a perfect tutorial to wannabe filmmakers penning scripts based on horrors. Firstly, get an outstanding cinematographer who aimlessly focuses on weird objects randomly. As you all know, the other one, get the best sound-effects' plug-ins from abroad. That's all, you're done with your job of making a horror pic.
Well, we aren't blaming Ram Gopal Varma as his flicks remain best on the stands of horror genre. Who can eclipse his spellbinding 'Bhoot'? Of course, his previous flick 'Phoonk' had some interesting parts. Looks like, He's keen on the pattern of making couple of flops-and-hits on the row.
'Agyaat' has nothing exceptional with all the characters skittering and yelling with scariness. It's centered on a film crew heading to thick forests for shooting few sequences. All is well and good, until they decide to take off for a break. They spend their time chilling out and things turn out to be topsy-turvy with mysterious killings on one by one in crew. What unfolds next is the entire team running for their lives.
First things first: praise RGV for his knack of directing cinematography. He delivers perfect spell on establishing the pictorials with top-notching depth and innovative placements of camera angles. The auteur has exactly replicated the formulas of dozen-Hollywood flicks where the first half has nothing related-to 'Thrill' factors. Obviously, in the latter half, the proceedings have been middlingly done with few spine-tingling quotients... One would really wonder why there were so many songs. But you've got to praise the background score and sound engineer for embellishing screens with prodigious effects.
Telugu actor Nithin does come up with earnest efforts of emoting stupendously to the moment. But Priyanka Kothari seems to overact in many scenes, especially where she expands her eyes and squalls of highest decibels.
Putting 'Agyaat' on whole, it's a simple film with some interesting parts. With producers investing small money, they're sure to get their pocket brimmed with profit-sum as it would witness good business till next week. But Ramu disappoints us a lot.
Verdict: Watch it once
Rating : ** ½