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      Arundhati

      2009 Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 71% Audience Score 100+ Ratings During a visit to her native place, Arundhati learns that she looks like her great-grandmother, Jejamma. Soon, Jejamma's battles become her own as she fights a black magician who wants to kill her. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The movie continously sticks to the scrpit..with supertight editing...Arundhati is a no nonsense movie.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A really interesting and original film. It's so weird for a Bollywood film to attempt this genre. The girl in present day was much weaker and more annoying than her last incarnation. I like the co-co nut bit, for some reason that worked because she really wanted the pain to endure and fury her vengeance. The reintroduction of her husband seemed a little out of place, just because he hadn't been in a lot of the film and we didn't get to know him. However, we do know her grandmother and so the prospect of killing all her family is still threatening. Pasupathi is a cool character and if you can remember that this is a fantasy and enjoy all the magical stuff, watching him want his revenge is fun. I like the "Mwahhh gahhh ahhh" sounds he makes, making it comical but still haunting background sound. There were only a few songs and they were either very short (like when Jejemma threatening him with music of satan etc) or they were for the more happy bits like the wedding song near the beginning. I found the film very enjoyable. Loved the idea of a sword of bones (sure it's been done before though) I found the flashback story more interesting than the now-time until the end and the final confrontation. It's a bit bloody but not too much gore. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This HORROR film is SO different from the usual Bollywood movies, that it's hard to know where to begin! Well.....it's a Great film. The pace is relentless (except for the three or four songs).....and it's a terrific story, visually interesting with tons of special effects.....and surprisingly bloody. I thought it might be a bit like a lightweight horror/ Bend it like Beckham.....but i was in for a nice surprise. The direction and camera work pull from a lot of genres - but it certainly has it's own unique style. It's epic in lots of places, and at the same time made for tv in others. The editing is frantic - but it blends together perfectly (unlike say the American film 'Man On Fire'. I think unique, exciting, well made, horrifying, interesting, colourful, and great characters sums up just the start of how i would praise this film. Look Out Lagaan....you have some competition! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member sonu sood is the most handsome lotus eyed legend beyond compare,his truely marvellous rasvishing legendary performance as the sensetional dynamic aghori pashupati is the heart & soul of this movie 'arundhati',the prestigious nandi award winner sonu sood is the pride & prestige of this movie,sonu sood is the angry young legend parexcellency,yeah yipee the pashupati sonu rocks in arundhati Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member sonu sood is the most handsome lotus eyed legend beyond compare,his truely marvellous rasvishing legendary performance as the sensetional dynamic aghori pashupati is the heart & soul of this movie 'arundhati',the prestigious nandi award winner sonu sood is the pride & prestige of this movie,sonu sood is the angry young legend parexcellency,yeah yipee the pashupati sonu rocks in arundhati :-) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I chose "Arundhati" for "debuting" in the Telugu film industry (Tollywood)... It's been several months now, that I'm maundering about watching more regional Indian films, and I had actually thought I was going to slowly "train" myself with Siddhart's Telugu films. But I'm very happy now, that I chose this film. Despite the fact, that I'm certainly not very familiar with this film industry, I think that the film is a good representative, and a good beginning for inexperienced people... of a curious nature. That's because it's just totally exaggerating - but it's still good. haven't seen The House of Flying Daggers, sadly, but that's why I bursted into laugh seeing that drum dance sequence. Oh yes, colourful scarves playing the drums... Additionally, there's tons of pink-looking blood, a good-looking, but evil because of evil voice Sonu Sood, and a lot of mythology. Plus a language, that I do not understand at all. I felt drawn back to the starting time of my passion for Bollywood, at least I thought, that I probably felt quite similar at that time. Thrilled, though not as thrilled as I was by Hindi, which I began learning very quickly, I listened to the dialogues and admired the squiggled letters. I learned one word already, actually: "Raa" meaning as much as "come". Leading actress Anushka Shetty, whom I obviously do not know ("Arundhati" was not only my Telugu debut, but also only my second south-Indian film, after "Bumbai"), fitted her role perfectly, but if she's really talented, I can't tell, as her role consisted of over-acting, mostly. Same for Sonu Sood, but as I already know him from other films ("Dabangg", "Jodhaa-Akbar"), this performance of his is only another plus point. It's namely quite different from his other roles. All supporting actors were all right, most of them over-acting grandly (by the way, does the fakir speak Hindi sometimes - it seemed as if?), only the fiancé is quickly forgotten. Music... the aforesaid drum dance number did actually impress me, beginning very still and vulnerable, but then getting angry and fast, which is a great achievement of the singer. Otherwise, I don't recall any other fancy songs. Now, let's focus on the last point: Special-Effects. Honestly: I found them very brave. Many Indian films of this kind just focus on "scary" background score or similar, but here they really tried to build a mythologic world of horror. Seemingly, they didn't have the best technical facilities (or maybe it's a matter of the budget), but just that giving-it-a-try made an impact on me. It is trashy, but lately I often find myself as a fan of (good) filmic trash, so nothing of this was annoying to me. Rather amusing and entertaining. And about the blood; well, though I had already often read reviews and articles about south-Indian cinema, I was still "surprised" by the floods or seas of blood, but I had a sense of humour about it. Yes, that's absolutely possible. Especially, when the blood is pink. Okay, the coconut-stoning was really a little crass, but you can look the other way for a while. You see, I could write much more about this adventure of mine, but particularly I can recommend it to everyone, except for the weak minds. As I've read somewhere: "Do something you haven't done before, every day". A great advice, and I try to follow it, really. Of course, watching an unknown film also counts, that's something new as well, but why now get over yourself and jump into the cold water of a new film industry? (PS: A Hindi-remake of this one is also planned). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis During a visit to her native place, Arundhati learns that she looks like her great-grandmother, Jejamma. Soon, Jejamma's battles become her own as she fights a black magician who wants to kill her.
      Director
      Kodi Ramakrishna
      Producer
      M. Shyam Prasad Reddy
      Screenwriter
      Chintapalli Ramana
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Telugu
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016