Friday, 5 October 2012

Krishna Cottage (2004 movie)

Directed by:  Santram Varma
Released: 2004
Country: India

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast: Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar, Natassha

Rating: 2.5 out of 5


Yeah, at least it's meant to be a horror film! But, however, it has scary moments, some mystery, but overall, is this a good horror mystery film? My answer is no, it isn't. Krishna Cottage is not a good horror film.

Krishna Cottage starts with a renowned professor launching his book which contains nine and a half stories. The tenth story is unfinished because he doesn't know how to finish it.

A year later, the principal of the college hides this book in the storeroom, which once used to be a painting room.

Then there is a song. And then we see Manav and Shanti, who are to be engaged. A new girl comes to the college. Her name is Disha. Manav is attracted towards her. 

That night, the engagement party of Manav and Shanti is held. Manav saves Disha from an accident. Then Manav, Shanti and their friends Tali, Kabir, Nupur, and Akshay go to drop Disha in her home. But on the way some accident happen, there car goes wrong, and they go to an abandoned old house. There, scary things starts happening.

The book then starts going to the hands of the friends. Tali decides to impress Disha by reading the book, and tells Nupur to read it for him. As Nupur reads it, she is shocked to read something, scary things start happening, and she is killed by someone (or something!). After some scenes, Kabir reads it, and is killed as well! This indicates an element of slasher films, doesn't it?

Then there's the love triangle stuff. Shanti starts suspecting that Manav is in love with Disha, and rushes to Disha's house to confront her. There, she meets Disha's mother, who tells her such a thing which brings a true scare for us.

I won't reveal much more of the story. I won't like to spoil it for you. 

The mystery, the scary elements in this film, are all okay, really, but still there is a lack of something in this movie.

Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar are quite good in their roles as Manav and Disha respectively. The acting of Natassha is, I believe, much more remarkable. 

Among the supporting characters, Hiten Tejwani as Akshay and Vrajesh Harji as Tali play their roles excellently. Then there is Rati Agnihotri, who plays the role of an astrologer. Her character is remarkable and her performance was also okay.

Coming to the music, the song ''Suna Suna'' was really excellent. It has been one of my favorite Hindi songs for a while. 

This film lacks on something, but really is entertaining. I enjoyed it, but... oh well, it is just a movie for passing time. If you want to watch a good and really scary horror film, watch something like ''Scream'' or ''Friday the 13th''.  ''Krishna Cottage'' has scary elements, but however, they are not very satisfying. Overall, watch this film once, it isn't worth watching, yes, but it will surely entertain you. It does have some remarkable elements.

2.5 out of 5.

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