Review: Aatma

Review: Aatma

Aatma is a new generation horror film with good effects, thrills and shocks. Supam Verma, Director, screenplay and story writer of the movie Atma was strong in some and weak in most part of the movie. If only script was a little more engaging, movie may have broken a few records. Aatma speaks about a relation of a father and daughter and its calling become the reason of an aatma to come back from the afterworld. It also tells the story of an abusive and voilent husband. Different shade of a man with two women of his life. His sudden death creates the foundation of the movie.  

Movie starts with Maya Verma (Bipasha Basu) who is struggling with her new life after the divorce with her husband Abhay (Nawazuddin Siddique) with her only child Nia (Doyel Dhawan). Abhay was an abusive and violent husband, who died in an accident and Maya is finding it hard to tell her daughter about her father’s death. Abhay was overly possessive about her daughter and her daughter’s affection towards her father brings him back from the dead. Abhay’s atma started killing whoever is extra loving to his daughter. Now starts the struggle of a mother to save her daughter from her father’s possessiveness and stop him from taking her daughter with him to the Afterworld .

First half of movie is very promising and keeps the audience stick to their seats. Bipasha as poor wife and determined mother suits the role very much. Nawazuddin is very convincing in his role of a horrorsum atma and an abusive husband. Doyel Dhawan played her role brilliantly and seems to be a promising actor. Director Supam Verma failed to create a horror chemistry after the second half, only a manageable climax has saved the movie from called a total failure. Aatma is an average horror movie, recommended for a one time watch only.