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UTV with Dreamforce Enterprise, a division of Ram Gopal Varma film factory ltd. has jointly produced the film AGYAAT-THE UNKNOWN. Set to arrive on 24th July 2009, Ramu's AGYAAT is being touted to be a never seen before kind of cinema. It stars Nitin Kumar Reddy, Gautam Rode, and Priyanka (Nisha) Kothari primarily. Others include Ravi Kale, Howard Rosemeyer, Joy Fernandes, Rasika Dugal, Kali Prasad Mukherjee, Ishtiyak Khan, Adesh Bhardwaj.
The movie's plot revolves around a film unit on a shoot in a remote jungle in Sri Lanka. The film has been shot in Ramu's characteristic style on frightening locations complete with spine chilling sound effects and stylish yet eerie imagery.
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A film unit goes for a shoot deep into a forest.
They settle at a place with bare minimal facilities run by a strange and quirky man called Setu.
The hero of the film Sharman is a completely self obsessed man with no other concern except for his muscles and the leading lady. The leading lady Aasha bears with him because of his star status. Director JJ thinks of himself as India's answer to Steven Spielberg and Producer Moorty thinks the director is screwing up the film and stopping him from becoming the next Yash Chopra. Laxman is a completely subservient spot boy but with a hidden monstrous ego. Cinematographer Shakky is very philosophical in nature and Action Director Rakka is a frustrated man who hates the leading actor, Sharman. Script Supervisor Sameera is a simpleton with ideals and a secret crush on the protagonist Sujal who is an Assistant Director, who in turn has a huge crush on Aasha.
It all begins when the camera conks off... They have two days waiting for the replacement to arrive and with no form of entertainment or communication when Setu suggests a camping trip into the forest, they jump at the opportunity. As Setu drives them through the jungle around undergrowth in a relic Jonga, they begin to wonder how Setu can remember the way back as the jungle looks the same all around.
As they settle near a pond for the night and sit around a bonfire Setu hears a strange sound. He goes to investigate and never returns. After a desperate search they discover his dead body.
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Panic sets in among the unit members and they jump into the Jonga but them being unfamiliar with the terrain and their hastiness result in an accident. The axle breaks.
Now completely lost and trapped in the jungle as Setu, the only guy who knows the way out is dead, they don't know which way to move to get out of the forest... yet another unit member gets brutally killed thereby, making them realize that whatever it is that has killed Setu is out to get them all.
From then on it is a desperate struggle to survive against that unknown entity. And as their numbers dwindle the suppressed passions among them come forth, they realize that it is not only their lives they are fighting for, but also for their loves...
Sujal (Nitin): He's the assistant director and has a major crush on Aasha.
Aasha (Priyanka Kothari): She is the leading lady of the film. She bears with Sharman as she knows him for what he is.
Sharman (Gautam): An actor who imagines that he is bigger then anybody ever was in Bollywood.
Sameera (Rasika Duggal): She's the 2nd assistant director on the movie, as she secretly has a thing on Sujal and also knows his crush on Aasha
JJ (Howard Rosemeyer): He is the director and thinks his competition is with the likes of Coppolas and the Spielbergs of the world.
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Rakka (Ravi Kale): He is the Action director and hates Sharman.
Moorthy (Irshaat Ali): A typical Hindi film producer, for whom it's not quality of the product that matters but to finish the movie in the cheapest way possible.
Laxman (Ishtiyak Khan): He is the obedient spot boy but deep inside he hides a monstrous ego.
Shakky (Kali Prasad): He is the DOP, calm and composed and very philosophical in nature.
Setu (Joy Fernandes): He knows the jungle terrain as much as an animal living in it would know.