(Sai Kiran) is a psychiatrist and is happily married
to Anjali (Jyoti). One day, an unsatisfied patient visits
Karthik house and shoots Karthik and then shoots himself.
After this incident, Karthik starts working on a new
patient called Priya (Meera). At the same time, his
marital relationship with his wife Anjali is on the
rocks. After deliberate consultation, Priya reveals
to Karthik that she is cursed with the gift of seeing
the dead people (atmalu). The rest of the film
is about how Karthik solves the problem or Priya and
there by helps himself.
Sai Kiran is adequate for
the role of psychiatrist. Meera
suited the role of mentally disturbed girl. And her
blank expression helped the in projecting the enigma
of her character. Jyothi is
good as the wife of Sai Kiran. Preeti
Nigam is compassionate as the mother of Meera.
Sameer is impressive in
the episode inspired by 'Darna Mana Hain'.
The story of this film is heavily inspired by Manoj
Night Shyamalan's Hollywood blockbuster 'The
Sixth Sense'. The kid character in The Sixth
Sense is replaced by a teenage girl in 'Kaani'. A couple
of episodes (Sohail Khan - Antra Mali and Vivek Oberoi
- Nana Patekar) from Ram Gopal Varma's film Darna
Mana Hain are also used in this film.
departments: Screenplay of the film is very flat.
Direction by Abhinav Velagaleti is average. The narration
of the film lacks clarity. Dialogues by Vara Prasad
and Rambabu are mediocre. Camerawork by SD John is good.
Locations used are also good. Music by Sashi Kumar is
adequate. There are no songs in this 2-hour film. Production
values of the film are decent.
Analysis: This film is a freemake
of Hollywood thriller 'The Sixth Sense'. 90% of the
film is translated from The Sixth Sense as it is. No
efforts are put to change the storyline and present
it to appeal to the tastes of Telugu film lovers. The
movie appears dragged most of the times though it is
a film of 2-hour duration. By changing the kid character
of The Six Sense into a teenage girl, the director lost
the sympathy factor that works for the kid. Over all,
it is an unappealing free make of 'The Sixth Sense'.
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