Beginning from today, I will be posting reviews on recent movies that I have watched (already posted in my Facebook account). These reviews are based on my own opinions and they are not plagiarized from any where. I wouldn’t mention the storyline in my reviews and there won’t be any spoilers.
Movie: Demonte Colony (Tamil)
Cast: Arulnithi,Ramesh Thilak,Sananth,Abishek Joseph
Director: R.Ajay Gnanamuthu
Cinematography: Aravind Singh
Music: Keba Jeremiah
Production: Mohana Movies
Distributor: Thenandal Films
#DeMonteColony-A splendidly woven horror movie that sticks true to the words ‘horror’,’spooky’,’thrill’,’eerie’ and ‘haunting’. It is an out and out horror movie unlike the growing trend of horror comedies in Kollywood. But this movie too has its light-hearted moments that help people relax from the thrill.
The first half sets the stage for the entire plot with the elegantly made flashback of De Monte. The second half is where the movie gains momentum and keeps the audience at the edge of their seats. What is surprising is that the debut director Ajay Gnanamuthu has shot the entire second half in a single room and has still managed to spook the audience. An extraordinary attempt by a debutante.
Coming to Arulnithi, he is the one who breathes life to the movie. His expressions of fear are a treat to watch. The other actors Ramesh Tilak, Sananth and Abishek Joseph share equal screen space with him. Cinematography by Aravind Singh is one of the major pluses of the movie, especially in the scenes shot within the room. Without Keba Jeremiah’s background score, the movie wouldn’t have spooked us enough. He is the backbone of the entire movie.
However, the director could have trimmed the initial scenes as they take time to settle. Jangri Madhumitha’s role seems to be forced and the movie would have fared even without her. The screenplay slips a bit in few scenes if you notice it keenly.
Overall, Demonte Colony is one of the finest horror movies made in Tamil cinema. Watch it to feel the real thrill!