Pindam Review – Good story gone wrong

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Movie Pindam
Star Cast Sriram, Kushi, Srinivas Avasarala
Director Saikiran Daida
Producer Yeshwanth Daggumati
Music Krishna Saurabh Surampalli
Run Time 2h 38m
Release 15 Dec, 2023

Pindam is the latest suspense thriller whose trailers caught the attention of many. The film stars Sriram, Easwari Rao, and Srinivasa Avasarala in lead roles and is out in theatres. The film is directed by Sai Kiran Daida and Yaswant Daggumati is the producer. Let’s review the film here.

Story

Anthony(Sriram) and his wife(Kushee Ravi) lead a happy life with their kids. One fine day, they move into a house that is haunted by ghosts. Things change big time for them as they start experiencing weird problems. Left with no choice, they approach an exorcist(Easwari Rao) to deal with the situation. She unravels some darkest secrets behind the ghosts and the rest of the film is about how the family comes clean of the issues they are facing in the house.

What about on-screen performances

Sriram plays a key role in the film and he was just about okay. He looks a bit jaded in a few scenes. Kushee Ravi supported him quite well and the kids also played a key part in the film.

Srinivasa Avasarala did not have much to do in the film and his role is disappointing. He does well but his character is not utilized properly is the feeling we get when we watch him on screen.

The star of the film is Easwari Rao who plays the role of Annamma. She takes over the scene and the way she gives those looks and mouths those dialogues is so good to see from her. But the rest of the supporting cast is just about ordinary.

What about off-screen talents

Pindam has two songs composed by Krishna Saurabh and both do not create any impact at all. The BGM is good in a few areas but overall, it could have been a lot better.

Pindam is written and directed by Sai Kiran Daida and his writing is just about okay. He adds a few fresh scenes to this otherwise routine horror drama. In all his interviews, he had said that Pindam is one of the scariest films but that is not the case at all.

Sateesh Manoharan is behind the camera and his work is impressive. Most of the film happens in a single house and he has stunningly showcased the proceedings. It is his visuals that make us sit through the film.

The CG work done is quite impressive. It does not look fake and only enhances the proceedings. The production design, set work, and props used are quite good and bring depth to the film.

The editing is below par as so many repeated scenes should have been chopped off in the film. The screenplay is a huge letdown as it does not hold your attention with its emotions.

Director Sai Kiran tries hard to handle the film most sincerely but he makes things boring in several areas. Things work only in the second half but by then it is too late to save the film.

What’s hot

  • First fifteen minutes
  • Easwari Rao’s performance
  • Production design
  • A few horror scenes in the first half

What’s Not

  • Dull screenplay
  • Lack of strong emotions
  • Dull interval and climax
  • Lack of grip in narration
  • Lack of wow moments

Verdict:

Pindam is an honest attempt and has a great premise. But the narrative is dull and gets jaded in many areas. There are a few thrills that excite you but the rest of the film is bland and has nothing exciting going its way.

Telugubulletin.com Rating: 2.25/5

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