Anushka Sharma’s ‘Pari’ which is made by Debutant director Prosit Roy, who has also written the film along with Abhishek Bannerjee, shows promise in his handling of the genre.
Unlike most Bollywood horror films that also resort to a dose of erotica, ‘Pari’ stays true to its genre with the supernatural, demon, evil spirits, an old cult, women in chains, blood and gore.
While the first half seems to drag a little, more so with a song, the second half appears a little hurried in unravelling the mystery about Rukhsana.
Anushka scores with a brilliant performance, essaying the myriad moods and phases of her character with conviction.
From her first scene, when she is discovered in chains, the actress is in full form and holds attention till the end.
Subtlety seems to be Parambratha’s forte.
The actor who impressed cinegoers with his cop act in ‘Kahaani’ in 2012, effectively portrays the nervousness and anxiety of Arnab when faced with unforeseen circumstances.
Rajat Kapoor plays the rationalist professor on a mission with ease and his prosthetics make him even more sinister.
Ritabhari plays her part well as Arnab’s fiancee Piyali.
The 136 minutes film ‘Pari’ hit the theaters today.–CINEWS