The Fridays are spangled with abundant horror movies that carry the most entertaining elements savouring to the taste of universal audiences. This Friday, it’s Demonte Colony, a place that many Chennaites were unaware about until the film was made. Well, this isn’t the exact inspiration of what had actually happened in this reportedly haunted house that has a history of centuries. This is a fictional take of somewhere inspiring the lanes of Wrong Turn, Insidious, Conjuring, The Blair Witch Project.
The film is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu, a former associate of AR Murugadoss makes his debut directorial with Demonte Colony.
The film is about fun-filled youngsters Srinivasan (a) Srini, Raghavan, Vimal and Sajith. They have no worries and issues with adventures. On an unexpected turn, they move into a haunted house called ‘Demonte Colony’. From there, one of them grabs a chain, which creates an unexpected turmoil and turbulence in their lives. What unfolds next is a series of misadventures of these buddies with some spine chilling moments.
To start off with the analysis, the film completely belongs to the technical crew that delivers the best of its energy. Keba Jeremiah does a best job on songs & chinna done background score, but the latter arena exerts the best substantial support in enhancing the Aravind Singh’s cinematography. In fact, Aravind has captured some of the exotic shots of showing the aerial view of this house and canning the entire film in limited lights is something really worthy of appreciations.
When it comes to the narrative aspect, the first half rarely carries what the actual genre should possess. It has nothing more to do with chilling our spines and only few sound effects have its glory. Moreover, the inclusion of two songs, albeit great effort of Keba Jeremiah and each crooned by Anirudh and Imman are blissful, they don’t settle well with the movie. But things have a shoot up high on momentum post-intermission. You’ll be surprised with unusual twist that happens during the intermission and aftermath it, there are really some engagingly surprising scenes and the climax is mind-boggling.
Arulnithi has been carefully choosing unique scripts with different genres and this one is yet another feather to his cap. His performance is appreciable in many places, particularly during the second half, where he encompasses the exotically appealing spell. Ramesh is best on his part delivering naturalistic spell. Raghavan on his part is so splendidly great and he has a great future ahead in showbiz.
Although the first half is loaded with some lazy moments, the spooky elements keep us so much engrossed during the latter part, which will be a sumptuous summer treat for all audiences.
Verdict: Fantabulous horror with right mix of spine-chilling moments.