THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR
Story & Director: Milind Rau
Starring: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni
Screenplay: Milind Rau, Siddharth
Dialogue: Rahul Ramchandani
Music: Girishh Gopalakrishnan
This is a horror film on the lines of Exorcist and the Exorcism of Emily Rose. Krrish (Siddharth) is a brilliant brain surgeon and lives on the foothills of the Himalayas in a huge house with his pregnant wife Laxmi (Andrea Jeremiah).New neighbors settle in the house opposite them (Atul Kulkarni, his wife, daughters, father and a housekeeper) and with that starts an eerie tale of spooky ghosts, spirits, possessions, murders and exorcism. From the events it transpires that the spirit of a Chinese family who were killed in that very house almost several decades before they come in to stay and the spirit wants them to leave the house but due to business problems and loans, Atul is unable to leave and the spirit takes possession of his daughter Jenny, and Dr Krissh and a shrink look into the case and decide to bring in a pastor (Prakash Belwadi) who himself gets hurt by the spirit but there is also a very good gypsy who can conduct séances with the spirits and he finds the place where the murdered family has been buried and he also reveals that there is also a good spirit in the house who wants to help them.
The film is watchable and the horror elements are well shot and effective. The cinematography and special effects are top class. Siddharth is a good performer. Andrea is impressive. Anisha Angelina Victor as Jenny is a superb performance. Suresh as Dr. Prasad is good. Atul Kulkarni impresses. The background music is chilling.