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Starring: Nandaa, Chaya Singh, Master Aryan
Direction: Naga
Music: Ramesh Krishna
Production: Shankar
Horror is back. In fact, it has now become a regular feature in Kollywood. Just a couple of weeks ago we had Orr Iravu, the viewpoint horror flick. Now, S Pictures gets into the act, providing us with a supernatural subject for the second time within the space of a year. Last time round it was Eeram which ran away with accolades and box office success in equal measure. So, can Ananthapurathu Veedu repeat the success of the thriller from the same production house?

But, we need to get one thing straight before we are ready for Ananthapurathu Veedu. It is not the normal supernatural/horror film. Yes, the plot is seemingly a familiar horror subject. Something untoward happens in a place which leaves spirits lingering there for years together, wandering in peace. But, 23 years later their peace is disturbed by a family that comes to live there. The spirits may or may not look too kindly upon the intruders. What do the spirits do to their new company? In particular, do they harm the young boy who is the ‘apple of the eye’ for the family?.
  Anandhapurathu Veedu

Director Naga, famous for having directed many successful horror serials on television now makes his big screen debut. According to him, Ananthapurathu Veedu is not about the regular spooky spirits who are baying for blood. The spirits here are good natured and the film revolves around family relations and emotions. What kind of spirits are these? One might wonder. Well, Indian cinema has mostly painted pictures of spirits being scary and dangerous as a rule. Rarely has the friendly side of the supernatural been explored. The only example that comes to mind is the Malayalam ‘Ennu Swantham Janakikutti’.

But, there is a classic example in the form of a Hollywood movie; the much loved Casper which had shown a loveable and cute ghost which turned out to be a friend to the protagonist in the movie. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer Bhoothnath was one such flick.

Nanda returns to the big screen after Eeram with yet another supernatural flick. Meanwhile Chaya Singh will be seen after quite a long time. Her last release was Vallamai Tharaayo. Child artiste Aryan plays what may be the central character in the movie.

The name of S Pictures on the production banner has come to be seen as a stamp of quality. So, there is a fair amount of expectation surrounding this. The banner’s last production Rettaisuzhi may not have exactly set the box office on fire, but it did create positive vibes, especially with its casting. Let’s see whether Ananthapurathu Veedu can leave us in good spirits.
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