Pari: Not a Fairytale (Horrifying & Dangerous)
STORY: Arnab (Parambrata Chatterjee) rescues a traumatized Ruksana (Anushka Sharma) found under mysterious circumstances in a secluded jungle.
With nowhere to go and her life is in danger, he then offers her refuge at his home until he discovers a different side to her. Who is this woman and what is her story?
REVIEW: This is Anushka’s third movie and perhaps her strongest work as a producer-actor (at least her hubby say so), Pari has the ability to redefine the genre as it’s refreshingly different, atmospheric, entertaining and horrifying.
Unlike most of the mainstream horror films, there’s no jarring background score, cliched jump scares, an excessive conversation between characters or dramatic ‘possessed by evil spirit’ performances.
Pari is an art-house, indie thriller which moves at its own pace, in its own unique way.
It has elements that are rare to find in typical Bollywood commercial scary movies — eerie silence, haunting yet soothing melancholic music, an enchanting love story and an air of paranoia that grips you slowly and steadily.
The movie is starring fine set of both Male & Female actors & actresses — Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, and Rajat Kapoor inject the substance to the story with their understated act and ensure it doesn’t fall flat or bored their audience even when the pace drops.
A headphone scene, in particular, will be remembered as one of the best sequences in a horror film for years to come.
The art direction & location deserves a special mention, too. From lonely roads and bylanes of Kolkata, thunderous rains, dark and isolated houses with flickering lights and ghostly curtains… the setting sends shivers down your spine.
The makeup and special effects are thankfully not comical or over the top and immensely contribute to making Pari, a mysterious and suspenseful creepy thriller.
If you like horror as a genre and prefer a genuine theme over the sheer succession of scary sequences, you will like this one fascinating as it isn’t bound by the diktats of commercial cinema.
Pari has Banned in Pakistan
It’s not new, the boring news is coming from the neighborhood, Like every other Bollywood movie, the Pakistani government has decided to Ban another movie. It’s like a trend for them or maybe this time they cannot see themselves horrified due to a Bollywood movie.
Real life Pari tributes to late Sridevi
Real life Pari “Anushka Sharma Kohli” has tributed her movie to the Late first female actresses of Bollywood “Sridevi” & canceled her special screening for his friends of Bollywood. Sridevi‘s untimely death has left the whole Bollywood in pain and especially her daughters Jhanvi & Khushi with whole Kapoor’s family.
In-depth Analysis of Pari
Total Collections: According to early estimates of trade analyst, Pari raked in around Rs 6 crore on Friday. The evening shows fared better; the morning shows had lower footfalls due to safety issues associated with the festival of Holi.
Our overall rating is not an average of the subscores below:
Pari Movie Full Cast & Crew:
|Abhishek Banerjee||…||(story and screenplay) &|
|Prosit Roy||…||(story and screenplay)|
|Anushka Sharma Kohli||(as Ruksana)|
|Other cast Members:|
|Rohit Jayaswal||…||line producer|
|Anushka Sharma Kohli||…||producer|
|Saurabh Malhotra||…||associate producer|
|Sudip Sharma||…||creative producer|
|Music by||…||Ketan Sodha|
|Cinematography by||…||Jishnu Bhattacharjee|
|Film Editing by||…||Manas Mittal|
|Casting By||…||Anmol Ahuja, Abhishek Banerjee|
|Production Design by||…||Meenal Agarwal|
|Costume Design by||…||Veera Kapur Ee|
|Production Management||Mannu Sharma||production manager|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director|
|Abesh Banerjee||…||assistant director|
|Poulami Bhattacharya||…||assistant director: Post Production|
|Awaiz Electricwala||…||assistant director|
|Madhubanti Mukherjee||…||assistant director|
|Eshaan Phadnis||…||assistant director|
|Ambica Rana||…||assistant director|
|Suhaib Rao||…||first assistant director|
|Prerak Sharma||…||intern assistant director|
|Rohit Sharma||…||script supervisor|
|Debajit Changmai||…||re-recording mixer|
|Sajjan Choudhary||…||foley artist|
|Anish John||…||sync sound and sound design|
|Karnail Singh||…||foley artist|
|Ravi Dev Singh||…||sound mixer|
|Ravidev Singh||…||sound recordist|
|Visual Effects by|
|Haresh Hingorani||…||visual effects|
|Keitan Yadav||…||visual effects producer|
|Sunil Rodrigues||…||action coordinator|
|Camera and Electrical Department|
|Vibhas Joshi||…||asst. cinematographer|
|Pradeep Kharwar||…||first assistant camera|
|Anup Singh||…||second unit cinematographer|
|Lohit Grover||…||assistant editor|
|Manendra Singh Lodhi||…||associate editor|
|Vivek Samuel Dayal||…||assistant background music|
|Amey Ghule||…||arrangement & programming|
|Dipanjan Guha||…||arrangement & programming|
|Mohit Choudhary||…||media relations|
|Rukesh Handa||…||media relations|
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