Ghosts do have noble hearts

Debutant directors are coming up with interesting ideas and Oscar is no exception. Here, Krishna makes his hero Vishal an author in contention for the Booker Prize and throws in a determined ghost who in her lifetime was his fan. It’s another matter that the hero doesn’t translate the director’s vision effectively; even when possessed he can pass up as one of the upcoming baddies.

Last seen in Chandru’s Taj Mahal, Ashok proves that he can’t carry an entire film by himself. Keeping him company are two interesting ladies sharing the same name. One was part of an award winning film, impressing one and all with her spirited performance while the other sizzled with her innocent sensuality in a couple of forgettable flicks. Here, the former is given the task of scaring the daylights out of the latter, besides killing a few people. The third heroine, Sangeetha Shetty has nothing much to do. Krishna vests some unusual traits into his ghost, a novelty these days. There is also a rival author who is bashed up at the end - Narayanaswamy in a blink-n-miss role. Abhimaan Roy’s score gets lost in the meandering script. Naveen Suvarna still has lots to learn.

With minimal make-up and loud noise Krishna manages to rustle up a scare or two for those not exposed to Naa Ninna Bid­a­l­aare. With funds and latest technology, he could have turned Oscar into something truly memorable.

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