Cast :- Kalki Koechlin, Bhumika Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Eijaz Khan, Onkar Kapoor.
Director – Sangeeth Sivan.
OTT platforms haven’t seen horror genre in recent time because the genre is not suitable for underage audience. ZEE5 enters into Horror genre with psychological thriller flavour to gift audience something different in not so popular genre. Bhram is haunting, horrifying and chilling experience from the first frame till the last. It also has some logical medical issues as an explanation to the spiritual things and that makes it so realistic.
Bhram is an interesting tale of an interesting character Alisha Khanna played by Kalki Koechlin. A car accident turns Alisha Khanna’s life upside down. The bestselling romance writer moves to Shimla to her sister’s place in order to start over. Bhumika Chawla plays Ankita Paul (a sister of Alisha) who is living with her husband Peter Paul (Sanjay Suri). Peter has a friend named Pradeep (Eijaz Khan) who is impressed by Alisha’s beauty and writing.However, Alisha starts getting visions of a girl. At first, she dismisses it as hallucinations due to her psychological disorder. However, she finds out that the girl had died 20 years ago. On the pretext of writing a book, she starts investigating into the matter and finds striking evidence which otherwise could never be found. Things point to certain prominent people of the place, but then they end up dying one by one. Alisha doesn’t know that she has put her own life in danger. How far will one woman go to give justice to a dead girl? The answer lies in that incident which happened 20 years ago. The incident which shall tell the world – The Other Side of Her story.
Kalki Koechlin looks beautiful and delivers thrilling act. Bhumika Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Eijaz Khan, Satydeep Mishra are also brilliant. Costumes of every character are very talky, especially in terrifying scenes in dark light.
Bhram is set and mostly shot in Shimla and the locations are eye pleasing. Cinematography of Vidhushi Tiwari is top notch. Background Music leaves you with jitters and it is so scary that it forces you to jump from your place. Screenplay is engaging because the story keep unfolding the backdrops and new twists. Director Sangeeth Savan tries something different from his regular flow and succeeds. He bounds the gripping story with proper execution and get everything right in important scenes.
Cinespeaks Verdict :- Overall, Bhram has haunting story powered by excellent performances by ever actor. Locations, background music and frightening scenes takes it one step higher. It keeps you hooked from the start and never loses that grip untill you’re blown away at the end. We recommend you to make your weekend thrilling with this one. Catch Bhram streaming from 24 October 2019, only on ZEE5.
By :- Sameer Ahire.