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Munjya Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, June 7, 2024 • മലയാളം ]
Munjya Review
Pen Marudhar Entertainment
Sharvari, Abhay Verma as Bittu, Mona Singh, Sathyaraj, Suhas Joshi, Rasika Vengurlekar
Aditya Sarpotdar
Dinesh Vijan, Amar Kaushik
Sachin Jigar

Munjya : The Haunting Laughter: Munjya Unleashed

The horror-comedy "Munjya," helmed by Aditya Sarpotdar, offers a novel approach to the genre, fusing humor and paranormal aspects for a compelling viewing. The movie delves into a singular folklore that is hardly ever shown on film. Scriptwriters Yogesh Chandekar and Niren Bhatt deliver an exciting and novel that goes beyond the conventions of horror-comedies. 

When the novel opens in 1952, a young Brahmin boy is in love with Munni, a relationship that his family finds objectionable. His mother, incensed, makes him perform a Janeu ritual. The youngster, determined to be with Munni, sacrifices his sister in a ritual carried out in the bush. When the ceremony goes horribly wrong, the youngster dies and his family buryes his body beneath the same tree. Resolute cosmetology student Bittu (Abhay Verma) lives in Pune today with his grandmother (Suhas Joshi) and mother Pammi (Mona Singh). Bittu, for all his calm manner, is in love with Bella (Sharvari), but he finds it difficult to say. Secrets and tensions long hidden are revealed at a family wedding in their ancestral hamlet. 

Particularly around the ancestral house connected to Munjya, family tensions increase. The grandmother's unspoken anxieties and Pammi's reluctance expose her part in turning her brother become Munjya. The startling reality forces Bittu to face the evil spirit stalking his family. Soon after Bittu is possessed by Munjya, terrible things happen, including his grandma dying. Bella's life in jeopardy, Bittu has to find Bella's grandmother Munni to placate Munjya. A suspenseful ending results from Bittu's seeking of assistance from an exorcist (Sathyaraj) as Munjya's fixation with Bella grows. 

The clever storyline of the movie deftly combines humor and supernatural components. Munjya's riddle is solved as the story alternates between past and present. The audience is maintained interested by this combination of comedy and horror. Good performances are given by the ensemble. With genuineness, Abhay Verma plays Bittu; Mona Singh warms Pammi; and Sharvari enthralls as Bella. As the exorcist, Sathyaraj gives the picture depth and heightens the suspense. 

The picture is elevated by visually spectacular photography and a haunting background music that fully submerge the viewer in its spooky mood. There is clear attention to detail by Sarpotdar, which makes for an emotionally and visually powerful experience. 

Verdict : Redefining the subgenre, "Munjya" becomes a unique feature in Indian film.

Rating: 3.5 / 5.0


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