Puttanna is an aspiring filmmaker, who comes to Bengaluru from Raichur. After several unsuccessful attempts, he finally finds an interested producer. He narrates a story about horror tales that a filmmaker faces revealing in the end that it's no fictional tale but his own encounters. How do they tackle the ghost?
This film is the remake of the 2014 hit horror comedy Geetanjali, which itself borrowed elements from films like Om Shanti Om. The newly popular genre seems to be slowly gaining momentum in India and this film has all the necessary elements that need to entertain the audience.
The film begins with the misadventures of a filmmaker named Puttanna, who goes meeting different producers in Sandalwood, all caricatures of the kinds that exist in the industry. He then lucks out when he meets a software tycoon, who has dreams of making an award-winning film.
Puttanna narrates a spooky tale of a filmmaker, who encounters a ghost in an apartment shared by him and his friend. While the story is filled with both witticisms and horror in equal measure, the real twist comes when Puttanna shares its true. He himself has been living in a haunted apartment with a female ghost.
The second half is filled with emotions, drama, more chills and laughter, ensuring there's enough entertainment for all sections of the audience. Unlike many of these horror comedies that rely heavily on vulgar jibes, they are quite minimal here, which is an added bonus to the film.
Filmmaker Srinivas Raju has been faithful to the original, yet he has added enough local flavour to give the audience an entertaining watch. The male comic ensemble, led by Komal, along with Kuri Pratap, Prashant Siddhi, Anirudh and Sadhu Kokila, are a riot. P Ravi Shankar has an interesting role unlike his usual loud villainous characters and his scenes with Komal are a treat, for it is a battle of two good talents trying to outdo each other. However, it is Priya Mani who takes the cake, with an author-backed role.