Bollywood going through a changing phase. The new-age filmmakers are dynamic and innovative, when it comes to story telling, technical aspects and marketing strategy. Well, Prawaal Raman, who has a series of flop movies like Gayab, Darna Mana Hai to his credit, is back with yet another experimental movie 404, a psycho thriller. The movie has lived up to the expectations. In one word – the movie is excellent.
The story of the film is set in the backdrop of a medical college. The movie title 404 is a room, where a student named Gaurav gets killed through ragging. The room gets locked due to the widespread rumours of the dead man's presence. Professor Aniruddh (Nishikant Kamat) is a person, who never believes a supernatural powers. Then a fresher, enters Abhimanyu ( Rajvvir Aroraa) and he also becomes the ragging victim. But he fights back and he impressed the professor with hi rational thoughts. The story then set to discover the mystery of the room.
The story of the 404 makes you to sit on the edge of the seat till the end. Though, the movie is not a all out horror flick, yet it gives you a spine chilling moments at parts. The director's gripping screenplay with excellent cinematography by Savita Singh, make it a worth watch. Sameeruddin's background score is apt. Nishikant Kamath has given wonderful performance and newcomer Rajvvir Aroraa has proved that he is here to stay. Imaad Shah is perfect, Satish Kaushik and Tisca Chopra have done justice to their roles.
However, the director would have reduced the length of the movie considering boring factor in mind. Moreover, the movie does not have songs. Well, these are the two drawbacks of 404.
Cast: Nishikanth Kamat, Rajvvir Aroraa, Imaad Shah, Satish Kaushik, Tisca Chopra and others.
Director: Prawaal Raman
Cinematography: Savita Singh
Producer: Nameeta Nair
Release Date: May 20, 2011