Kabir (Ali Fazal) has been known to run away from relationships and people and leave work undone. He plans to turn a new leaf and goes back to his friend who he has let down badly by taking advances for writing three books but not delivered any. He requests for another book to be published. He has also come back with the advances he had taken earlier.
He wants to start life afresh after the heady success of his first book. But as luck would have it, when he goes to Kashmir, in search of solitude to write his book, he comes across Meera (Sapna Pabbi) who is almost morose. She runs the guest house and he is the only traveller here after a long time.
Soon, eerie things begin to happen and instead of running away to the safety of his home, Kabir, is determined that this time he will fight it out, because he has fallen in love with Meera and now wants to find out what the matter is with her and help her.KHAMOSHIYAN
is a pleasant horror flick with just the hint of a love story. I say pleasant because first time director Karan Darra has you jumping out of your comfort zone with genuine scenes that can be termed as 'horrifying' or 'scary'.Also Read - Mahesh Bhatt: We are not promoting free sex and women being emancipated in KHAMOSHIYAN
And even though the plot does not unravel to a nicety, the scenes do hold together. Gurmeet Choudhary, who makes his debut, belts out a good role playing the villain to precision. He injects that required amount of calculated coldness into his act.
Ali Fazal is soon turning out to be getting into his own. The actor who was last seen opposite Vidya Balan in BOBBY JASOOS essays well the confused character of Kabir who is always on the run. Sapna too, comes up with a convincing performance of someone who has been dealt the wrong card.
What's exciting about KHAMOSHIYAN is that this is a well-designed, well-camouflaged horror flick.
If horror is your genre, then KHAMOSHIYAN is for you. Because, after a long time, we have scenes which are genuinely scary. A note about the music:
almost every film from the Bhatt camp has similar sounding music. In fact, Bollywood on the whole sounds the same in every movie.