Ravibabu is known for bringing out good films. Most of his movies were hit and critically acclaimed. It is well known that his films are not boring and worth watching. This time, he has brought out a real life incident and it explains how the fear psychosis will be. If someone explains their horrifying experience and in case you have to be alone in a room, the same incident keeps haunting you too. This psychosis is well-explained through this film Avunu.
Mohini (Poorna) and Harsha (Harshavardhan Rane) are the newly married couple, who purchase a flat in a gated community called Classic Homes near Gandipet in Hyderabad. Surprisingly, they experience strange thing in the house. They find a spirit stalking Mohini. At the same time, a boy named Vicky from their neighbourhood announces that the spirit of Captain Rao is in their house. The couple decides to get out of the flat, but the spirit does not allow them. Who is Captain Rao? How they get released from the clutches of Capt Rao? Answers to all these questions has to be seen on the screen.
Performance: Poorna has taken the entire responsibility of the film. The entire film revolves around her and Ravibabu, Harshavardhan Rane and others support her. She has given an extraordinary performance all through the film. Ravibabu has played well as the police officer. As Mohini's husband, Harshavardhan Rane has just supported her and done justice to his character. Chalapati Rao and Rajeswari have filled the comedy slot. Others have also done justice to their roles.
Technical: Sudhakar Reddy's cinematography is apt and he has not chosen dim light like a regular horror film. He has used static camera for the entire film. There are no different angles and movements. Editing is also okay. Sekhar Chandra's music needs kudos. Especially the background score is worth the movie.
Ravibabu will never do regular subjects and he opts to do some thing different. He has penned a perfect screenplay and maintained good grip all through the film Avunu. He has made the audiences to sit on the edge of their seat and watch the entire film. The narration of the subject is fine and the suspense element is maintained till the climax. Moreover, he has perfectly made use of special effects in the movie.
Remarks: Though Avunu is a little boring at times, the maintenance of horror factor is good in the film. The commercial success of the film depends on how the audiences receive it.
Cast: Poorna, Harshavardhan Rane, Ravibabu, Chalapati Rao, Rajeswari and others
Credits: Music - Sekhar Chandra; Cinematography - Sidhakar Reddy; Presents - Suresh Productions and PVP; Producers: Prasad V Potluri and Suresh Babu; Story, dialogues and direction - Ravibabu
Banner: Flying Frogs
Release Date: September 21, 2012