Horror movies are the latest fad in Kollywood. Joining the list is Demonte Colony. Technically rich, the eerie thriller is engaging and entertaining.
Directed by former associate of Ajay Gnanamuthu, a former associate of A R Murugadoss, the movie has Arulnithi playing the lead.
It is a well written and neatly executed film with enough thrills and spills to keep the audience engaged. The movie is inspired by real life events centred around a supposedly haunted colony in Chennai called Demonte Colony. Ajay Gnanamuthu has spiced it up with some thrilling sequences to make it an engaging affair.
Srini (Arulnithi) and Vimal (RJ Ramesh) are close buddies with Raghavan and Sajid and they have a lot of fun in a housing board colony at Foreshore Estate.
They stumble upon an abandoned bungalow in Demonte Colony. Now they try to check it out. Well, there is a horror past to the bungalow and suddenly one after the other gets killed.
The friends get murdered one by one as their small housing board apartment is haunted by the dead Demonte himself. What happens next forms the crux!
Cinematographer Aravinnd Singh captures eerie moments and dark shades are used to perfection.
Arulnithi gives a good performance and Ramesh Thilak adds a tiny bit of humour, but what stands out are the excellent writing skills and narrative technique of the debutant director.
He is well supported by a superb technical team comprising Santhosh Sivan’s assistant Aravind Singh and a stunning background score by popular guitarist Keba Jeremiah.
A splendid attempt by Ajay Gnanamuthu that is worth a watch.
Verdict: Gripping tale