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404 – movie review

A psychological thriller


404 - movie review

Now here is stylish paranormal drama – 404. We have a prime Medical Institution and a world renowned Professor. Like any other fresher, Abhimanyu (Rajwir Aroraa) gets admission into a medical school with usual hope and aspiration. Entering a medical college and he becomes a victim of ragging. 404 – movie review…

The difference is that Abhimanyu’s senior, Chris (Imaad Shah) has given him the task to research the life and times of a student who committed suicide in the hostel. For doing this the new student shifts to the haunted room – room no: 404.
Our brave chap Abhimanyu begins well and opts to live in the unoccupied, supposedly haunted room, but soon things get spooky.

There is also a professor of psychiatry, Aniruddh (Nishikant Kamath) who is impressed with Abhimanyu’s rationality and tenacity when he decides to dispel all rumours and moves into a room that has been forbidden for years.

What follows is an intriguing story about a Professor who denies the paranormal and believes only in Science, and a bright young student who battles with his conflict of illusion and reality.

Abhimanyu doesn’t believe in ghosts hence the bold step, It is the seniors who are hell bent on trying to instill fear in him. Slowly the situation changes, and then starts the thrilling drama that Abhimanyu begins to see or is his mind playing tricks?

Is the Professors conviction that “its all in the mind” enough to convince the once rational Abhimanyu that what he sees is not real…or is it???

Do you believe what you see …or… see what you believe?

The vulnerability of the human minds is exploited by the ruling and marketing agencies and eventually our likes and dislikes too are governed and controlled by them.

You are served what you are made to like, believed to love, forced to accept…

404 is a suspense thriller set in a medical college, exploring the human mind and the seen forces shackling it. The conflict is in the defiance…

Do you believe what you see? Or see what you believe?

The beauty of this film lies in the fact that it explores paranormal activity without abandoning science and rationality.

404 the film has a realistic concept and its complemented with slick narration and excellent performances which are so life-like.

Though, Rajvir has come up with superb acting, and we have Imad Shah’s mischievous look that has created a sinister presence without any hysteria or hype. But it is Nishikant Kamath’s portrayal of the resident psychologist which is the highlight of the film 404.

The director has ably exploited cinematography to create a dark and spooky film, without resorting to gimmicks. One of the rare horror films that is fast paced and has a taut script. Prawaal Raman has to be credited with being original and telling universal story with a distinct element of thrill and suspense.

Cast of 404 film:
Introducing Rajvvir Aroraa as Abhimanyu
Psychology Professor – Nishikant Kamath
Satish Kaushik
Chris – Imaad Shah
Tisca Chopra
Professor’s wife – Mukesh Bhatt

Credits & Crew of 404 movie:
Banner : APCA News & Entertainment And Imagik Motion Pictures
Director : Prawaal Raman
Producer : Nameeta Nair
Co-Producer : Kapil Mattoo
Music & Lyrics : Imaad Shah
Director of Photography : Savita Singh
Film Editor : Sarvesh Parab
Original Background Score: Samir Uddin
Sound design : Chester Misquitta
Mixing Engineer : Manoj Mochemadkar
Song Mixed by : Shantanu Hudlikar(YRF Studios)
Pro tools engineer and mix assistant : Abhishek Khandelwal
Songs Mastered by Chris Athens
Songs Mastered at : Sterling Sound , New York
Production design : Jeetendra Kava
Art Director : Harsh Kava
Action : Pradyumna (PK)
404 – movie review