Darr At The Mall Hindi Movie Review
Trailers actually prove the importance of their being in case of films like Darr @ The Mall. One look at the promos and you know this is Grudge meets Mama meets Conjuring affair. Why do you watch it still? For the "novel" idea of the haunting occuring in a mall. Does it surprise you? Not really!
Vishu Sharma (Jimmy Shergill) is roped in as chief of security on the suggestion of a security head who dies an accidental death while working in the mall quite like the eight others in the past. The mall is now shut and rumours about it being haunted start doing the rounds in media. Now the owners want to host a lavish party only to prove things are normal and reopen the mall.
Vishnu who is new to the mysterious occurrings starts investigating the details only to unearth a horrid history behind the making of the mall but by which time the peeved spirit is out to get the wrong doers who are enjoying their party.
Darr @ The Mall relies on cheap thrills with cakey faced ghosts, ghostly children and sound effects. So there's more thuds and sudden elevation of background score along with creepy faces being thrown at you rather than an interesting plot which can work on your mind and scare you. To make matters worse you have ideas heavily borrowed from the West and shabbily treated which end up being unintentionally humorous.
Jimmy Shergill is the only minimal respite in this trite apparent horror film who performs with utmost earnesty. The likes of Nushrat Bharucha and Arif Zakaria only ham and stutter throughout the film.
Darr @ At The Mall in short is a cliched horror film with extremely lengthy run time which bores you to the core. Easily avoidable.
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