6-5=2 Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | A
Avoid, lest you want to really experiment if headaches and yawns could kill someone!
Nov 14, 2014 By Noyon Jyoti Parasara

Way back in 2007 I had to endure a film called Chhodon Naa Yaar. It was an extremely bad copy of The Blair Witch Project. I had prayed then that I do not have to go through any more of such bad adaptations of arguable one of the biggest hits in history of cinema world over. Clearly I am not God's favourite child.


So here we have. A 'found footage' film, claimed to be made by 'Late Siddharth'. The film is a remake of a 2013 Kannada film by the same name, which was made by some 'Late Ramesh'. Except the name of the director and the actors most things remain same.


So we have a handful of friends heading on a trek into a jungle. And then they die, one by one - the camera capturing the gory tale. One does not quite understand why the camera is rolling and being placed at such angles. But why bother to ask for logic? Heck, why bother to find logic in the film having digitally treated footage despite being a part of a genre which needs it to look like rough video. You would find it funny rather than scary that the colour of the footage changes depending on the presence of the ghost. Ghost-sensitive camera?


Also the problem with this film, vis-a-via the inspiration, is that it has too much of built up and pretty bad execution. The scare factor does not work. What the film does do is make you wonder why characters in Bollywood horror flicks are always so stupid. With some logic the lives could be saved. At least headaches could be averted.


6-5=2 (an attempted clever title) is as bad a film as it is faulty math. Avoid, lest you want to really experiment if headaches and yawns could kill someone! Just check The Blair Witch Project instead, if you are so hell bent on being scared.

Noyon Jyoti Parasara

   

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