Bhayanak - A Murder Mystery ( 2005 ) , Hindi
Synopsis: " A Film by Arvind is close to RGV's kind of Horror-mystery movies, both in its conception and its execution. Rishi (Rishi) and Aravind (Rajiv Kanakala) are friends and are a well-known actor and a director respectively. They change upon a story sent by a writer (Srinivas) and set out to the forest house for discussions on it. On the way, they come up against Anupama (Sherlyn Chopra) who tags along with them. After some mysterious happenings, Arvind realizes that things are happening the way that they had seen in the story. They get the writer to come to their place to understand what will happen next. He, for his part, comes and tells that Anupama is a killer. And her aim is the actor now? Well, is it, or is there some more to the drama? That is the essence of the suspense. In principle, the film sounds okay and acceptable. But its failure lies in not backing the suspense through understandable knots of happenings. The actors, Rajiv, Rishi, Sherlyn, all put in a spirited performance. But Srinivas is the scene-stealer. He has come up with a corker of a performance. The technical aspects of the film is even and of high quality. Vijay, the music director, has delivered a memorable re-recording and adds to the suspense and thrill of the moment. Cinematographer Ramesh Krishna is right on the button and his camera angles are just right for such a film. Shekar Suri deserves praise for attempting a different film "