New Delhi: Directed by Suparn Verma, 'Aatma' stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bipasha Basu and Doyel Dhawan in the lead roles. The film is about a doting father who wants to live with his daughter even after his death.
Nawazuddin is playing a complex character in 'Aatma' that is required to display a wide range of emotions. On the other hand, the film is going to be a challenge for Bipasha Basu as well, who will have to compete with the acting capabilities of Nawazuddin. She is playing a mother who wants to protect her child from evil forces.
The makers of 'Aatma' have promoted it as a psychological thriller which can work in favour of the film because the modern day audience wants something more than a mere horror film.
The Hindi film industry has evolved a lot in recent years and a film based on just visual effects is not likely to go down well with the viewers, so Suparn Verma will have to create an enticing and believable world.
Rohit Vats of IBNLive is inside the theatre to live tweet the experience of 'Aatma'.
10:30 AM: Stay tuned for the tweet review of #Aatma.
10:33 AM: Directed by Suparn Verma, #Aatma stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles.
10:36 AM: #Aatma also has Doyel Dhawan and Shernaz Patel in key roles. What are your expectations from the film?
10:38 AM: #Aatma has been publicised well but the film has to be gripping in order to survive at the box office.
10:40 AM: #Aatma has capable actors so well crafted scenes can sail the film through the test. Will Nawazuddin be able to impress us again?
10:43 AM: The film is expected to be an intense relationship drama with some edge of the seat moments. The opening of #Aatma hints the same.
10:45 AM: What's common among a cat, a child and a weird maid? They all are the ingredients of a horror film.Hope #Aatma is different.
10:50 AM: #Aatma has a love triangle but not a conventional one. A lot is going to depend on acting in this film.
10:53 AM: Shot taking is one of the most important things in such films. So far #Aatma has shown promise in the camera department.
10:56 AM: Jaideep Ahlawat is also here. The premise has been set. #Aatma has an interesting backdrop.
11:00 AM: One good thing about #Aatma is that it doesn't spend much time in coming to the point.
11:05 AM: Once again Nawazuddin is trying his best to make his character believable. But he needs support from fellow actors. #Aatma
11:08 AM: One tricky thing about horror films is that if they haven't been given logical back up then they can break the connecting thread. #Aatma
11:11 AM: The film is halfway through and the basic conflict has been established. #Aatma needs to increase the momentum from here on.
11:15 AM: Horror films rely on the motive of the characters more than the visual effects. #Aatma
11:19 AM: How to break the monotony is a director's biggest challange in such a film. Suparn Verma has put a lot of thoughts in #Aatma.
11:22 AM: The absence of police and proper investigation is a bit questionable in some scenes. #Aatma
11:27 AM: Some of the finest horror films have shown the metaphysical things as part of the daily lives of the characters. #Aatma
11:32 AM: Some links are missing in the story. Hope the climax would answer all of them. #Aatma
11:37 AM: The director is trying hard to get back the film on track. #Aatma has reached a crucial juncture.
11:42 AM: Suparn Verma has chosen a perfect flat to shoot his film. This flat is the connecting link between the inside and outside world. #Aatma
11:47 AM: The tempo has picked up. Now the audience need a thrilling finish. #Aatma
11:52 AM: Are we going to see a climax inspired by Korean films? #Aatma
11:57 AM: #Aatma ends at a predictable point. The director preferred to go with the popular choice.
12:02 PM: #Aatma is totally based on performances. Nawazuddin is the pick of the actors. Bipasha Basu has also done a good job.
12:07 PM: Doyel Dhawan is the surprising element of #Aatma. The film wasn't possible without her innocent charm.
12:12 PM: The screenplay has some loopholes but an average climax is the biggest drawback. #Aatma
12:17 PM: #Aatma definitely has scary moments but it doesn't rise much above the average level.
12:22 PM: #Aatma doesn't refrain from using stereotypes and it restricts the film from becoming a complete package.
12:27 PM: It's like old wine in new bottle. Watch it for acting. #Aatma's length is its plus point.
12:32 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #Aatma. Stay tuned for more on films.