AATMA (2006) Reviews and overview

 

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Aatma – ‘Spirit’ – is a 2006 Indian Hindi horror feature film produced and directed by the Ramsay family, the pioneers of Indian horror cinema since the 1970s.

Plot:

Neha (Neha A. Mehra) gets married to Dr Aman Mehra (Kapil Jhaveri). After celebrating their first wedding anniversary, Aman is approached on the beach by a gun-toting couple on the beach who make him sign a death certificate for a man named Avinash Malhotra, that pronounces his death as being due to natural causes.

Aman is reluctant to prepare this document, but when Neha’s life is threatened, he does so – little realising that in so doing, the vengeful spirit of the dead man will manifest itself in Neha’s body…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” … the style and atmosphere is more from 1986, including a spectacular kung fu fight, a colourful exorcism and some very light gore (including a graphic autopsy, a throat-ripping and a fun exploding head). The visual effects are well-made and we’re talking both new computer-generated effects and old-school, and both fit very good together.” Ninja Dixon

“Gangu Ramsay’s cinematography is daunting, appealing and tailor-made. It has been one of the salient features of this horror flick with lackluster performance and promotion. Anu Malik’s subdued music is a forced one and a couple of tracks retard the pace of the film. Raju Khan’s choreography is reduced to hip-gyrating dance moves to titillate audiences.” Smash Hits