Pari


After lots of screamer and a dreaded trailer, finally Anushka Sharma’s ‘Pari’ hits the theatre on Friday. This is the actress’s third production venture after ‘NH-14’ and ‘Phillauri’ and the film leaves a fearful mark. In the past many Bollywood movies are made on fear, ghost, supernatural things but ‘Pari’ outshines all those and gives a new definition of fear.

Anushka Sharma, who plays Rukhsana in ‘Pari’ is a long haired, bloody, bruised scary avatar who jumps on humans, climbs windows, bites dogs etc. Rukhsana does all of scary things. She finds company in Arnab (Parambrata Chatterjee), who gives her shelter, takes care of her ignoring the facts that she is nothing than a deadly avatar.

‘Pari’ directed by Prosit Roy is set Kolkata where Rukshana portrayed as Ifrits, a supernatural character inherits the instinct of a Shaitan.

‘Pari’ begins with Arnab, a reserved, decent man went to meet his prospective wife, Piyali (Rithbhari Chakraborty), a chatty, frank nurse with his family. After the meeting when Arnab and his family are returning home, an accident happened in which Kuttewaali Budhia, a poor women in a burqa, is stated dead.

Arnab accompanies the cops to the hut of the deceased in a quiet forest where they find her daughter Rukhsana. At the morgue, when the worker finds mark on the dead woman’s arm creeps, something strikes on his mind and he immediately dialled Professor Qasim Ali (Rajat Kapoor).

Here the story unfolds and the professor recalls the incident of Kayamat Andolan in a town in Bangladesh where pregnant women are chained, pushed into the bathtub and gets their child aborted. For a long time, the professor has been on a look out of the one who escapes the painful taboo with the chain.

Soon, Rukhsana gets shelter in Arnab’s house. He takes care of her and tries to teach her the normal day-to-day activities of life. But the shaitan inside Rukshana doesn’t let her to do away with her dreadful activities.

Speaking about the performances, Anushka Sharma as Rukhsana is outstanding. Her feared expression is mind blowing.

Parambrata Chatterjee played his role fantastically. Rajat Kapoor, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Dibyendu Bhattacharya are a valued support.

Technically, ‘Pari’ is very sound. Jishnu Bhattacharjee’s cinematography is spellbinding. Production values are first rate.

In the nutshell, ‘Pari’ is gripping and an entertaining watch.