Aatma : An Another Predictable Horror or more suitable ‘Psychological’ Mystery!
About The Film : ‘Aatma’ is a example of yet another hyperbolic, monotonous bollywood horror mystery which party fails the connect with the audience.
Abhay ( Nawazuddin Siddiqui ) plays an abusive husband and loves his daughter unconditionally so much so that he doesn’t allow anyone to scold or threaten Nia ( Doyel Dhawan ).
Due to his abusive nature Maya ( Bipasha Basu ) gets a instant divorce and takes Nia’s custody to herself. An disturbed father meets with an accident and ends up with entering into the mother-daughter’s lives as a ‘Aatma’ ( Spirit/Ghost ).
She then tries to fight back with the help of a psychologist, pundit who get killed by the Ghost.
Eventually Bipasha loses her mind but does remember the words of Pandit ‘ Usse Koi Zinda Aadmi Nahi Maar Sakta ‘ and gives up her life for her daughter. She rescues her & ends up the Aatma terror with a amulet!
Then a leap of almost 15 years, Nia is shown celebrating her 18th birthday while Bipasha looking at her with a heavenly look, here’s the end.
Whats unacceptable is….
– Shernaz Patel who plays Bipasha’s mother doesn’t look much older than Bipasha!
-Early on in It has a cop saying ‘I have a bad feeling about this’ just after one attack.
Actors Performance :
Acting wise Bipasha Basu was class apart.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was in sink with his character and surprisingly the little Doyel also makes a mark on your mind with her acting skills.
Music and Other Technical Aspects :
The film actually lacks music n it clearly is a drawback just the song ‘ aaja nindiya ‘ plays as the titles roll and background score is also not impressive. Editing is good, some horror scenes are top notch. Cinematography captured the environment well.
with ‘Aatma’ its impossible to scare the audience.