CAST & CREW
Macchli Jal Ki Rani hai is a horror film starring Swara Bhaskar in the main role.
Ayesha and Uday are happily married couples who are currently living in Mumbai. Uday is a Mechanical Engineer, who works in a private company; they have a four-year-old son sunny.
All seems to go well until one day when both of them are heading home they meet with an accident and the other car’s driver die in front of their eyes which depresses Ayesha to the core and plays on with her mind for a very long time.
Next, the family decides to shift to Jabalpur as Uday had got a job promotion over there. He also does this just to divert Ayesha’s disturbed mind. They shift to a new house, and life returns to normal, but their happiness is short-lived as Ayesha feels the presence of a supernatural entity in the house. Things start to turn violent and confusing as Ayesha shows the sign of a possible possession. The rest of the story is how Uday manages to pull her away from the evil spirit and save his family.
Macchli Jal ki Rani Hai is not at all spooky. It sure gives you chilling moments amidst the eerie calmness that is present till the end but it is not at all thrilling, and you just wish for this movie to end quickly. The cinematography is dark and nice, though; screenplay needs a little tweaking otherwise it is okay. Also, this movie borrows heavily from the past Hindi horror movies like Phoonk, 1920, Raaz 2, etc. Also, what adds to the dejection of the viewers is that the chills are short-lived and not at all spooky.
Swara Bhaskar delivers quite a good performance. She looks convincing as a helpless woman possessed by an evil spirit. Uday too quite effectively portrays the role of a regular family man who loves his family and would do anything to save it from any trouble.
• Dark cinematography which adds to the spooky atmosphere.
• Clean acts from the lead pair.
WHAT’S NOT THERE?
• The chills are temporary and don’t last long enough.
• A good script is absent.
• Sometimes scenes look comic rather than scary.
This fish could not survive the blow of the pathetic script and loose screenplay. Sure fishes can’t survive without water, but you can avoid this movie for sure.
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