Horror may not be everyone’s cup of tea but those who like this genre, are in for a treat. Raakshas starring Sai Tamhankar and Sharad Kelkar is a horror cum fantasy thriller that tells the story of a missing documentary maker and his daughter’s mission to bring him back. The Dnyanesh Zoting directional will take you in a fascinating world of visual imagery and a thrilling narrative. Fantasy thrillers are not common in Marathi cinema and this daring film sets a high standard with its story and direction.
Watch the trailer here.
Here are 5 reasons why
1. The story
The gripping narrative is one of the many factors that makes Raakshas a must- watch. Iravati (Sai) whose father is a documentary maker, goes missing. She then sets on a journey to find him and gets pulled into a world of magic, spirits and ghosts. Iravati discovers that her father was shooting his film in a forest, that hosts a monster. She has to solver a riddle in three parts and only then can she meet her father again. Does she succeed?
2. The cast
Sai is one of the most popular actresses in Marathi cinema. Owing to her line of work, you can be assured that she will be seen in worthy films, including Raakshas. The actress always out her best foot forward in all her films and is exceptional in this film as well. She co-stars with Sharad Kelkar who is equally powerful as his character Avinash.
3. The visual effects
What makes Raakshas stand out is the stunning visual imagery it contains. The special effects seem come across as authentic and are not reduced to shoddy animation. The film provides a sense of escapism which the viewers will love.
4. The thrill factor
Iravati has to solve three riddles before she can meet her father again. Hence, her search for clues throughout the film, will keep you on the edge of your seats. The narrative is thrilling and you will find yourself rooting for Iravati as she goes against all odds to reunite with her father.
5. The direction
Dnyanesh does a splendid job in keeping the film crisp. There are no unnecessary or elongated scenes that make the story lag. The flow between the scenes is natural.
Watch the trailer above and stay tuned for the release of Raakshas on August 5, exclusively on ZEE5! For more entertainment, check out the collection of fun Marathi films on ZEE5 here.