Anando Brahma movie review: Mahi V Raghav's film is delightful twist on the horror-comedy genre

If you have seen enough Telugu horror comedies over the past five years or , you know the drill by now. You know exactly what’s going to happen after a character, or a bunch of characters, end up staying a spooky house and hell breaks loose when a ghost comes along to torment them. hey….this is a Telugu film and hence, we need a melodramatic flashback to justify the ghost’s presence and actions in the plot. Thus, we introduced to a character, or a bunch of characters, who die a tragic death; however, the laws of Ghostland dictate that the spirit cannot have any emotional baggage before entering the gates of Paradise. As a result, the ghost or the evil spirit has to fulfill her — it’s almost always a female ghost — unfulfilled desire before the inevitable happy ending for other characters. The assembly chain of events is simple, and so , the tried and tested formula has worked as long as the characters are funny and there’s a reasonable backstory. This is precisely why Mahi V Raghav’s take on the genre, which has been done to death a lifetime ago, feels so delightful. […]

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