Edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting and goosebump moments.
That seems to be what T-town dream merchants will be dishing out this year in a slew of suspense thrillers — Coffee Bar, Akasaramanna, Subhadra, Poison and Mangala et al — hitting the screens shortly. Last year the BO didn’t really warm up to this genre and Indhumathi, Kavya’s Diary and Amaravathi turned out to be commercial disasters. But that hasn’t stopped filmmakers from giving this genre another shot.
Seasoned director Geeta Krishna says his film Coffee Bar is not really a run-of-the-mill thriller. “My film tracks the mind of a social deviant and the narration is intriguing. The mind game between the protoganist and antagonist will grip viewers,” he says. Actress Sindhu Menon is banking on this genre for her comeback in T-town. “In the suspense flick Subhadra I have an author-backed role. The audience will go through a roller-coaster ride before the mystery is unraveled,” reveals the pretty lass. Gauri Pandit who’s just wrapped up her upcoming thriller Akasaramanna says the experience of doing the film was “unforgettable” but luckily for her there were no “spooky moments while shooting this thriller. The film revolves round a girl who gets entangled in weird and uncanny situations one night,” she elaborates. Actress Sindhu Tolani who plays the main lead in the gripping thriller Poison, says her film has “lots of twists and turns” to keep audience glued”. Director Ravi Babu feels the “audience always patronises a well-made film which has a watertight script.”
Well if the audiences are spooked adequately and decide they want an encore, may be these thrillers may even hit BO gold.(TNN)