Agyaat

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Agyaat - Film
Agyaat Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Ram Gopal Varma
Written by Nilesh Girkar
Puneet Gandhi
Starring Nitin Kumar Reddy
Priyanka Kothari
Gautam Rode
Music by Imran Bapi Tutul
Cinematography Surjodeep Ghosh
Edited by Nipun Gupta
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 7 August 2009 (2009-08-07)
Running time 130 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Telugu
Budget 5 crore[1]

Agyaat (Hindi: अज्ञात) is a Bollywood horror film by Ram Gopal Varma starring Nitin Kumar Reddy, Gautam Rode, and Priyanka Kothari.[2][3] The film was released on August 7, 2009.[4] It was dubbed and released simultaneously in Telugu as Adavi. The film is shot at Sigiriya jungle in Sri Lanka.[5]

Plot[edit]

A film unit goes for a shoot in a forest, but breaks down deep in the jungle. Resulting in a four-day delay, the 9-member cast and crew of a Bollywood movie, including leading lady Aasha, and her egoistic co-star, Sharman Kapoor; decide to relax and take an outing with their guide, Setu. They end up at a picturesque spot and decide to spend the night there - not realizing they will soon be stalked and brutally killed by a seemingly invincible, unseen and unknown beast and/or an extraterrestrial entity.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
Jai Shiv Bum Shambu Runa Rizvi & Bonnie Chakraborty 5:06 Song starring Gautam Rode and Priyanka Kothari
Bhaven, Banjotsana & Earl 4:34 Song starring Nitin Kumar Reddy and Priyanka Kothari
Koobsurat Shweta Pandit & Vickeey B. Joshi 4:41 Song starring Nitin Kumar Reddy and Priyanka Kothari (Not included in the film)
Sunsakte Ho Shweta Pandit 3:49 Background piece
Jungle Jugle Jankee & Imran 3:43 Promotional Song starring Priyanka Kothari
Na Koi Keka Ghoshal & Bapi Tutul 3:50 Background piece
Kiss Mix Bhaven, Banjotsana, Earl & Jankee 3:43 Remix

Reception[edit]

Upon release, the film received mixed reviews. Mihir Fadnavis of India.com, who gave the film 1 and a half star out of 5, noted that "There's no way Agyaat isn't a major career embarrassment for director Ram Gopal Varma, and a possible career stopper for Nisha Kothari."[citation needed]

Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave 2/5 (Average) for director Ramgopal Varma's Agyaat; Masand states "At a time when special effects and digital tricks can be used to create just about anything, here's a reminder that what really scares us is the stuff we can't see".[6]

Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave 2/5 and noted "It neither thrills nor chills with its repetitive running-for-life sequences and its absolutely infuriating end which offers no explanation whatsoever for the scurrying and screaming".[7]

Subhash K Jha (IBOS) gave 2.5/5 noting "Jungle fever has never been more contagious. Every corner of the Sri Lankan jungle as shot with mesmeric skill by the cinematographer Surjodeep Ghosh is filled with danger.".[8]

Taran Adarsh gave this movie a rating of 3/5 saying "Ramgopal Varma thinks differently. This time too, the maverick film-maker defies the stereotype and takes to the dense forests of Sri Lanka to meet an 'unknown' force" and explains further "But let's clear the misconception at the very start. Agyaat is no supernatural thriller (like Phoonk) or a horror fest (like Bhoot). This one's more of an adventure thriller that doesn't scare you at all, but makes you a participant in a pulse-pounding journey".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ entertainment indiahttp://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/news/2009/varma-agyaat-2-plot-140809.html
  2. ^ "Ramu’s Agyaat". Keralaonline. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-19. [dead link]
  3. ^ "My next film is a biography called ‘Rakta Charitra’: RGV". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  4. ^ Bollywood Hungama
  5. ^ ram gopal varma
  6. ^ "Agyaat Review - CNN-IBN". CNN-IBN. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Agyaat Review - Times Of India". The Times Of India. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Agyaat Review - Indian Express". Indian Express. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Agyaat Review - Sify". Sify. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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