Amavas

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Amavas
Amavas official poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBhushan Patel
Produced byRaina Joshi
Dipen Amin
Written byAparna Nadig
(Dialogue)
Screenplay byTanya Pathak
Story byJody Medland
StarringSachiin Joshi
Nargis Fakhri
Mona Singh
Vivan Bhatena
Music bySanjeev-Darshan
Ankit Tiwari
Abhijit Vaghani
Asad Khan
CinematographyAmarjeet Singh
Edited byDeven Murdeshwar
Production
company
Viking Media and Entertainment
Distributed byBlue Sapphire Films UK
Weeping Grave Productions
AA Films
Panorama Studios
Release date
  • 8 February 2019 (2019-02-08)[1]
Running time
132 mins[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget2 crores
Box officeest. 3 crore[3]

Amavas (transl. New Moon) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language horror thriller film directed by Bhushan Patel. Presented by Viiking Media Entertainment, the film stars Sachiin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri and Mona Singh. The movie was released on 8 February 2019.

Plot[edit]

The story is about Karan who is possessed by the spirit of his friend Sameer, who gets murdered by Maya while fighting with Karan for her. After that, Maya also gets murdered by Sameer`s spirit in the body of Karan. So Sameer`s spirit killed Gotti, Shibani, Ruhi (Maya`s sister) and also tries to kill Ahana. But Karan saves her by killing himself in the burning grave of Sameer as injury mark was there on Karan`s chest given by Sameer during his last breath which became his (spirit) only source to survive in the body of Karan. But in the end scene, it seems that there was also same kind of injury mark in the hand of Ahana. So the spirit then also exists in Ahana with that mark. Movie ends there showing a chance for a sequel.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Amavas
Soundtrack album by
Released1 February 2019[4]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length17:44
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Sanjeev-Darshan chronology
Bhaiaji Superhit
(2018)
Amavas
(2019)
Ankit Tiwari chronology
Kaashi in Search of Ganga
(2018)
Amavas
(2019)
Romeo Akbar Walter
(2019)
Abhijit Vaghani chronology
Wajah Tum Ho
(2016)
Amavas
(2019)
Luka Chuppi
(2019)

The film's soundtrack was composed by Sanjeev-Darshan, Ankit Tiwari, Abhijit Vaghani and Asad Khan, with lyrics written by Sandeep Nath, Manoj Muntashir, Ankit Tiwari, Anurag Bhomia, Kunaal Verma and Ikka. The first song was titled "Jab Se Mera Dil" and released on 11 December 2018. The album is presented by T-Series.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Jab Se Mera Dil"Sandeep NathSanjeev-DarshanArmaan Malik, Palak Muchhal3:24
2."Finito"Kunaal Verma, IkkaAbhijit VaghaniJubin Nautiyal, Sukriti Kakar, Ikka3:17
3."Dhadkan"Sandeep NathSanjeev-DarshanJubin Nautiyal, Palak Muchhal3:37
4."Bheege Bheege"Anurag BhomiaAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari, Sunidhi Chauhan3:40
5."Zikr"Manoj MuntashirAsad KhanArmaan Malik3:46
Total length:17:44

Marketing and release[edit]

The official trailer for Amavas was released on 18 December 2018.[5] On 5 January 2019, a new poster was unveiled, which revealed that the release date was postponed to 8 February that year.[1][6]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Amavas received mixed reviews from critics. Reza Noorani of The Times of India rates the film one and half stars out of five and writes, "As far as the horror is concerned, there is nothing to worry about because the ghost is extremely predictable even when it tries to surprise you. While the effects are slick and the ghosts match up to international standards, they cannot save this film from turning into a painful two-hour-long watch".[7] In contrast, Subhash K. Jha of CNN-News18 gave it three stars out of five and opined: "Death is indeed a "grave" matter in Hindi horror, what with the graveyard being a favourite haunt of horror. Amavas doesn't visit any graveyard but a grave plays an important part in the rites of exorcism. The film presses all the right buttons, ticks all the boxes".[8] Kunal Guha of Mumbai Mirror, however, rated the film one star out of five, and felt it "reduces horror to hilarity".[9]

Box office[edit]

The film earned 0.75 crore nett in India on its opening day. Amavas has collected 3 crore nett pan India in its opening week.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's a new release date for horror film 'Amavas'". Filmibeat.com. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "AMAVAS (2019)| British Board of Film Classification". bbfc. 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Amavas Box Office Collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Amavas - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.
  5. ^ "Amavas - Official Trailer - Sachiin Joshi - Nargis Fakhri". YouTube.
  6. ^ https://www.bollywoodbubble.com/bollywood-news/nargis-fakhri-amavas-new-release-date/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  7. ^ "AMAVAS MOVIE REVIEW TIMES OF INDIA". Times of India. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Amavas Movie Review: Never Judge A 'Bhoot' By Its 'Kabr'". News18. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Amavas Movie Review: Sachin Joshi Nargis Fakhri starrer reduces horror to hilarity". Mumbai Mirror. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Amavas Box Office Collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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