Cast: Tanisha, Dino Morea, Suvarna Jha, Gaurav
Kapoor, Karan Nath, Kaushal Punjabi and Teena Chowdhary
Music Composer: Anu Malik
Cinematography: Hiroo Keswani
Lyrics: Praveen Bharadwaj, Rahat Ondoori, Yogesh
& Dev Kohli
Story-screenplay-dialogues: Arshad Sayed
Director: Pavan S Kaul
Producers: Prem Krishan, Sunil Mehta
release date: 24th October 2003
a grotesque incident, a college student Malini and her
lover were gruesomely murdered by a masked mysterious
killer. Malini has a beautiful sister called Mahek (Tanisha).
Mahek starts getting scary phone calls from an anonymous
caller who claims to be the murderer of her sister.
She has a college buddy circle that consists of Rocky
(Doni Morea), Gehna (Suvarna Jha), Rajat (Gaurav Kapoor),
Nikhil (Kushal Punjab), Suraj (Karan Nath) and Riya
mysterious killer tries to murder Mahek, but the circumstances
favor Mahek. To cheer up Mahek and make her feel freshness,
her buddies plan a perfect holiday trip to Thailand.
And when these 7 friends went for a ideal holiday at
a deserted island in Thailand, one person a times goes
missing (or murdered). This leads to a speculation that
one among these 7 buddies could be the psychotic killer.
The wrangler tightens around the neck of Mahek as each
one of the buddies of her are eliminated systematically.
Who is this killer and why is he hell bent of killing
Mahek and her family. To chase the mystery, you must
watch this film on a big screen!!
Tanisha is the sister of
Bollywood actress Kajol. She resembles Kajol in looks
as well. Even her diction is similar to that of Kajol.
She did OK as the main heroine in 'Sssshhh'. However,
she does not have the capability of lifting the film
on her shoulders with performance. Dino
Morea did a commendable performance as an obsessed
lover with a streak of psychotic thrills running in
him. He is a real debonair in looks. Suvarna
Jha is good as the buddy of heroine. MTV anchor
Gaurav Kapoor performed
well as an ambiguous person who raises suspicion in
minds of viewers. Karan Nath
is a perfect fit for his role. Kaushal
Punjabi and Teena Chowdhary
- Screenplay - direction: Story of the film is good
enough to run the chill down the spines of the audiences.
This kind of suspense and horror thriller need to be
supported with taut screenplay for maximum entertainment
and shock value. The director almost succeeded in scaring
the viewers a regular intervals. However, he should
have avoided the routine fight in climax of the film.
The director also used the popular technique of narrating
a horror flick where the needle of suspicion is pointed
at each and every character at different points of time.
Music by Anu Malik is OK. Songs in this kind of thrillers
come as abrupt break to the narration. Background music
and rerecording is impressive. Whenever there is lull
in the background score, one could easily predict that
something scary is going to happen on the screen.
departments: Cinematography by Hiroo Keswani is
good. Dialogues are apt with occasional humor pepped
in to it. Choreography in the bhangra item song is good.
This is a good film for the lovers of horror flicks,
if you ignore few logics. However, the Post-climax fight
looks extended. 'Sssshhh' offers very good scary scenes
and also has good amount of shock value. You may watch
this flick. It would have been a better fare if the
songs and dragged climax were cut down to make it a
2 hour film.
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