Directed By: Nageswara Reddy
Produced By: BVNS Prasad
Music by: Sai Karthik
Cast: Allari Naresh, Kruthika Jayakumar, Mouryani, Rajendra Prasad, Pragathi, Shakalaka Shankar, Chammak Chandra, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, etc.
Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam tries to repeat the success of previous hits of the horror-comedy genre, but lacks orginality and clarity, making it an below-average affair of slapstick comedy and clichéd romance.
The head of a band that plays at weddings, Naresh (Allari Naresh) falls in love with a pious woman (Kruthika Jayakumar) who looks after orphans. He receives a call from a business man (Rajendra Prasad) who mistakes him for a swamiji and offers him a large payment if he can rid the man's new mansion of a residing spirit that is preventing the man's daughter's marriage. Desperate for cash to save a little girl's life, Naresh agrees, but it doesn't take long for him to realize that the spirit is real and very much out of his control.
– A few comedic dialogues were cleverly penned and provide some much needed humor in the first half of the film.
– Kruthika Jayakumar plays a limited role, but her presence is still a plus for the film. She should pick better roles in the future.
– Sai Karthik's music, though ill-timed, wasn't that bad; Shatamanam Bhavati and Ayyanu Nene Fida were actually pleasant to listen to.
– The suspense of the spirit's backstory was aptly delayed, maintaing some level of suspesne in the first half of the film.
– At best, Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam is a mixture of scenes found in other horror-comedy films. After the first half, the rest of the film is entirely predictable and the quality of the comedy tanks as the characters and events become absurd and unrealistic.
– The performances of the cast were often exaggerated and irritating. Even experienced actors like Brahmanandam and Rajendra Prasad failed to elevate the poorly written characters.
– There is a lot of repetition throughout the film, with the same style of humor being used again and again despite the loss of effectiveness.
– The film fails to maintain a set of rules pertaining to what the spirit can and cannot do. Without a clear idea of what the rules are, it is hard to become emotionally invested in the characters and understand what really is at stake.
– The animation of the spirit seems rudimentary at times. There are films that have evoked more horror with little to no visual effects, so the budget of the film isn't really a factor here; it's all about the style in which the spirit is portrayed.
– The way the ending was handled was poor; the director should have either provided closure for the audience or put more effort in maintaing the suspense.
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