The security officer of the prestigious Amity Mall is seen talking to an unseen ‘atript’ soul. The soul wants him to call up his office and get someone by the name Vishnu and the scared and shaking and sweating officer does the needful. He tries to get away in his car after that but does not succeed and dies in a car crash. Next we see Jimmy Shergill being interviewed by Asif Basra for the security chief’s job. He is Vishnu. Jimmy gets the job.
The developers of the mall organize a promotion and marketing party joined by their family and friends. In the meantime Vishnu begins seeing things and discovers that the mall was built after the demolition of an orphanage. There was an accidental fire that had killed a score of children and a nun who looked after them. It was rumored that the nun herself had set fire to the orphanage after poiso
ing the kids. One of the boys in the orphanage supposedly survived but none saw him ever after that.
The party has come to an end and while the other guests leave, the promoters and their kin are caught in the mall and have no way to escape their doomed fate. The powerful and scary spirit starts killing them one by one. It’s out to take some kind of revenge for the past misdeeds of the promoters.
Is it scary? Not really. In spite of its bang-bang background score it does not send any chilly shivers up your spine. The beginning reveals the middle and end. There is nothing there to surprise you, not even the performances. Some of the dialogues among the young actors are written in a free flowing natural style and I liked that.
Ratings : 0.5/5
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DARR @ THE MALL Movie Review by Rajesh Kumar Singh (the author) who is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst. The information and views set out in this movie review are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Publication/Organization. Neither the Publication/Organization nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.