Cast:Radhika Apte, Satyadeep Mishra, Ankur Vikal, Yashaswani Dayama, Nivideta Bhattercharya
Banner:Eros International, Next Gen Films
Release Dt :May, 27 2016
Mehak Deo (Radhika Apte), an artist, develops agoraphobia, the fear of public spaces, after a terrifying sexual assault. She stays along with her sister to cope up her fear but later, unwilling to make a problem to her, she later shifts to her close friend Shaan (Satyadeep Mishra) apartment.
But unfortunately, that apartment has its own muysteries, adding up the worries of Mehak. What are those mysteries and how did Mehak face those, forms the rest of Phobia.
The movie starts with a normal pace, with not much interesting moments for some time. But the pre-interval episodes drag the attention suddenly, making one wait eagerly for the second half. Living up the expectations, even the next half starts on an interesting note, but as time passes, one comes to a conclusion that the movie has no tight plot, but just the performance of the lead actors are pulling out the wheel. It quickly rushes to the climax, making one unconvinced with the logic that dragged till there.
Radhika Apte has got something big to do this time and she proved her capability to the fullest, giving some worth watching expressions. She nailed the performance as a helpless and mentally imbalanced girl.
Satyadeep Mishra, on the other hand, has been apt for his role, in which he could bring out the best. Yashashwini is decent in her role and rest other actors delivered out their best in the assigned roles.
Phobia’s story may not come under unique category, but has something lot to tell unique. The screenplay has been gripping enough and the dialogues are good. The background score is at its peaks and the cinematography is one of the major highlights of the film. The production values have been grand enough and the editing has been niche. The director has dealt the tricky subject well, keeping the audience engaged, especially in the second half.
Phobia Final Word
If not all the sections, certain section of the audience, who are in search of uniqueness in the narration, would enjoy Phobia.
By Phani Ch