Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment - 13B on the 13th floor with his family. Then things take a turn for the worse and shocking incidents start happening in the TV show.
Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment - 13B on the 13th floor with his family. Then things take a turn for the worse and shocking incidents start happening in the TV show. less
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Gone are the days when we used to see a giant Ramsay ghost lurking in the shadows with blood drooping from his hands. Post RGV's Bhoot, hindi cinema horror movies finally make some sense.
Generally horror movies are a suspense thriller at heart. 13B is no different. There are no twisted faced, blood drooping monsters/ ghosts in this movie. This movie focuses more on the paranormal activities which give in a horror angle. The movie has some serious flaws as far as the length is concerned. Its a tad bit too long. The songs just prove to be speed breakers and should have been omitted. Attention has been paid to minor detail in the flashbacks which is one of the best things I noticed.
Manohar played by R.Madhavan and his family move into a new home. Manohar and his elder brother have taken a huge amount of loan in order to buy this house. From the outset strange incidents take place in the house but Manohar and his family don't give it much of a heed. After a few days Manohar starts to realize that somethin is wrong in the house but doesnt utter a word as his mother being superstitious would make them to change the house and the brothers wont be able to afford that. One fine day, while Manohar is at home he stumbles upon a TV serial which apparently shows exactly what has been happening to Manohar. The serial ends with an incident which takes place in Manohar's real life. In one such incident he loses his to be born child. Manohar is convinced that the serial is related to the unfortunate incidents in his real life and starts observing the serial to prevent his family from getting into danger. He consults his friend about these activities and decides to unearth the mystery behind the serial. He seeks help from his family doctor, played by Sachin Khedekar, who has researched a lot on paranormal activities too. Will Manohar be successful in deciphering the paranormal activities and the mystery behind the serial? Or will the ghosts win and force Manohar to leave the house? Note: Director Vikram Kumar may have pulled off a genius little taunt at housewives that the real ghosts of the modern world are the TV serials.
The music by Shankar Ehsan Loy has to be their weakest work. Come to think of it, I have not heard a SEL album yet which has not a single hummable tune. Moreover the songs are of fast forward variety and the picturization doesnt make the viewer engrossed in watching the song. They could have been easily edited.
R.Madhavan is an accomplished actor down south and has given some great performances in hindi movies too. He starts off on a very poor note in the movie trying to immitate SRK of the 90's. But thankfully he comes into his own, half way through the movie and delivers a fine performance. Neetu Chandra as Manohar's wife is good. I wish we could see more of her. She just gives the impression that she is a bundle of talent waiting to explode. Sachin Khedekar is good as usual. Deepak Dobriyal is very good in his cameo. Poonam Dhillon as Manohar's mother is extremely irritating. I have to rate this as her poorest performance.
Writer, Director Vikram Kumar had the right idea but missed a trick here and there. He could have pulled off a more tighter version of the movie instead of trying to commercialize it.