- 2 hr 32 min
Abhinetri is a 2016 Telugu, Tamil and Hindi language horror-comedy-drama film starring Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu Deva, and Amy Jackson in lead roles. The movie was simultaneously released in all three languages and was directed by A. L. Vijay. The movie revolves around the character of Krishna Kumar (Prabhu Deva), a struggling filmmaker, who moves to Mumbai from a small village in South India, with hopes of making it big in the film industry. Krishna gets engaged to his girlfriend Devi (Tamannaah Bhatia) and wants her to join him in Mumbai. However, Devi is afraid of the big city and prefers to stay back in their village. Krishna manages to get a job as a choreographer in a prominent production house and has to move into an old, abandoned bungalow that is cursed. Initially, the bungalow appears to be perfect for his needs, but soon he discovers that it's haunted by a restless spirit. This spirit is the ghost of a famous actress who committed suicide in that bungalow decades ago. The ghost takes a liking to Krishna and begins to interact with him. She tells him about her past and her unfulfilled dreams of becoming the biggest actress in the South Indian film industry. Krishna recognizes this as a chance to fulfil his own ambitions, and he decides to make a film about the ghost's life story. As the shooting progresses, strange things start happening on the sets. The cast and crew begin to feel the presence of the ghost, and soon they realize that she is not too happy with the way the film is being made. Meanwhile, Devi arrives in Mumbai and is shocked to find out about the haunted bungalow. With the help of a psychic, they try to put the restless spirit to rest. However, during the exorcism, the ghost possesses Devi's body and starts wreaking havoc. The rest of the story follows Krishna's attempts to save Devi from the clutches of the ghost and put her to rest once and for all, while trying to complete the film. The performances by the lead actors, Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu Deva, and Amy Jackson, are noteworthy, with each one delivering a solid performance in their respective roles. Tamannaah Bhatia, in particular, impresses with her dual portrayal of Devi and the ghost. The film's music, composed by Sajid-Wajid, is peppy and enjoyable. The choreography, done by Prabhu Deva himself, is exceptional and adds a dynamic element to the film. Overall, Abhinetri is an entertaining film that manages to blend horror, comedy, and drama seamlessly. While the horror aspect may not be too scary, it's the film's unique story and engaging performances that keep you hooked until the end.