Creepy crawls, ghostly figures with long-loosened commercial like shampooed hairs, objects breaking down, dark gloomy camera shots and vengeance sought. Supernatural thrillers have always been restrained with such boundaries. But for the very first time, we tend to witness a film with out-of-box thinking. Family relationships, emotions, sentiments and what else? Ananthapurathu Veedu stands out as a best family drama with ghosts playing lead roles for the first time.
Spinning money with his leather business, Balu (Nandha) is making his trip down to his ancestral home along his wife Revathy (Chaya Singh) and kid Anand (Aryan). On their arrival into the house, they witness some unusual happenings besieging them. But sooner, the family encounters a different problem as strangers keep them confined into their house. With the backdrop of suspense the complete show is an admixture of mystery, fun, emotions and is more of a family entertainer.
The little chap Aryan produces a mind-boggling act. Undoubtedly, he’s the only child artist who has performed so well after Shamili in Anjali. Just watch out for his minutest gestures of taking every shot with realms of reality. Nandha as a bewildered and confused guy is quite impressive. Of course, his unusual characterization in Eeram has helped him meet the high expectations of the audience. While Nandha mesmerizes viewers with his act, Chaya Singh breathes life into the character of a claustrophobic wife, who later succumbs to the house and its entities. Kishore as Nandha’s friend gives a naturalistic performance.