One, though an experimental flick by the director Parthan Mohan, bears nothing inventive. The movie seems to convey a message that the characters are not so important, while the place is just right for a horror movie.
Rosin, Vishnu, Vinod, Devika and Sau are five techies by profession. They can be better called as dangerous flirts. One day, they head out to a sinister looking manor on a hilltop for a pleasure trip, a few kilometers away the city. They drag along with them their boss (Jagadeesh), who is struggling to get over a personal tragedy.
On reaching there, they spot an old mansion miles away. All of them get caught in the mansion that locks itself the moment they are in. Things turn against them from this time, and each one of them gets into trouble. The characters are hardly noticed till the interval, after which everything happens all at once. It is the mystery which keeps the audience hooked and nothing else. The movie bears no connectivity with the successive scene. The director has struggled to link the scenes together. The characters alternate between good and bad, especially after the interval.
Directed by debutant Parthan Mohan, the film stars Jagadeesh, Vishnu Nandan, Devika Nambiar, Vinod Menon, Soumya Sadanandan and Rosin Jolly in pivotal roles.
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One is said to be inspired from a real incident. But in the midst, the movie drags for a continuity in the dark! It is not a 'classic' movie. It has scenes that are rarely seen ever in a cinema!
All have done their roles to an optimum. There are hardly any dramatic scene, while all kinds of messages are conveyed easily.
Jagadeesh is more famous for his comedy roles. This movie seems to be not of his kind. Jagadeesh looks terribly miscast in One.
It Is Horror!
The movie is categorised under horror films. The haunted mansion truly describes something fishy. The director failed to evoke that 'horror' as the cast failed to evoke that fear.
Each character went unnoticed as the movie itself has nothing new in it. Professionalism lacked in each one's performance.
Audience is kept waiting to get scared watching this film. Do not expect anything from this movie. You will surely be exhausted.