"Mantram" has finally been released. The film which has been made by newcomers has released all over Karnataka today. S S Sajjan has directed the film, which is of horror genre. Here is the review of the film:
The film is about Dileep and his three friends. Dileep's family is in trouble as his house is haunted by a spirit. Dileep's friends decide to help him and they go with him to his hometown. They take advice of priest, who tells them to take help of spirits. What happens next?? Does problem in Dileep's house end finally? We cannot reveal much, as it will be a spoiler.
The film has a nice screenplay. It is an edge of seat thriller which keeps you guessing every second. The film takes a different turn in second half. The climax is very good, with a very good message, which is socially relevant.
The cast have done great job. Shamanth Shetty, Pallavi Raju, Baby Sthavana, Dileep, Arpith, Prathap and Mithun have done good job. They have a good future. Prathap has shined in comic sequences of the film. Special mention to Pallavi Raju, who has given one of the best performance of her career.
Technically the film is very strong. Ravi Basrur's magical background score haunts you even after you come out of theatre. Joni Harsha has done good job as editor.
S S Sajjan who makes his debut as director is the next big thing in Sandalwood. He has a great future. He has not only directed the film, but also written story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics for the film.
The film caters to all section of audience. Even though it is of horror genre, it has great message, which will be loved by family audience. There is not much negative in the film. May be the makers could have skipped the first song, so as to make the film more crisper. The last half an hour film has many twists. Please do watch the film and support youngsters.
Director: S. S. Sajjan
Producer: Amar Choudhary
Starring: Pallavi Raju, Shamanth Shetty, Dileep, Prathap
Music: Rashid Ahmad Khan
Background Music: Ravi Basrur
Editor: Joni Harsha