Ram Gopal Varma thinks differently. This time too the maverick film-maker defies the stereotype and takes to the dense forests of Sri Lanka to meet an 'unknown' force. But let's clear the misconception at the very start. Agyaat is no supernatural thriller [like Phoonk] or a horror fest [like Bhoot]. This one's more of an adventure thriller that doesn't scare you at all, but makes you a participant in a pulse-pounding journey.
For any movie to succeed, it ought to keep the viewer engrossed first and foremost. Agyaat succeeds in doing that, especially towards the second hour. You haven't witnessed a journey like the one in Agyaat on the Hindi screen before. In the West, the most memorable film I can think of is The Blair Witch Project.
Agyaat works for several factors. The dense jungle blows your mind away, the sound design and the background score are easily at par with international films, the camera movement is spectacular and of course, RGV's execution of the material is just right for a film of this genre.