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RGV's Adavi (2009) Movie Review by Greatandhra

Film: Agyaat

Rating: 1/5

Cast: Nithin, Priyanka Kothari, Goutham Rude, Ishrat Ali etc

Sound: Dwarak Warrier

Background: Amar

Editing: Nipun Ashok Gupta

Music: Bapi-Tutul, Imran

Cinematography: Surjodeep Ghosh

Producers: Ronnie Screwala and Ram Gopal Varma

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

Released On: 7th August 2009

The much publicized RGV’s Agyaat at last released today. It’s the debut for Telugu hero Nithin as well into Bollywood. Let us see how it appealed for audience and how far in tune with expectations and fear quotient.


A film shooting crew go deep into forest but they lose the contact from outer world and also the way to return back. Sharman Kapoor (Goutham Rude) is the popular film star who keeps on showing his airs on his colleagues. Sujan (Nithin) is the Assistant Director of the movie who loves Asha (Priyanka Kothari), the heroine in the crew.

Murthy (Ishrat Ali) is the producer of the movie who speaks Hindi in his typical Tamil accent. Along with them a director JJ (Harvey), forest guide Sethu (Joy) a spot boy Laxman (Istheyak), Sameera (Rasika), an action director (Ravi Kale) and a cameraman walk through the forest.

They find each one among them getting killed by a mystic predator. At last two would remain alive. But the secret of predator is left unknown for audience. The word ‘Coming Soon Agyaat 2’ flashes on screen!

This unbaked product is RGV’s ‘Agyaat’ (released in Telugu as Adavi).


He looked macho and perfectly in tune with young Bollywood actors. He has good future in Bollywood as well, if he concentrates more on his dance, expressions and picking up right stories. Agyaats may not give oxygen for him.

Priyanka Kothari:
She looked better than that of her previous movies. She portrayed enough oomph and sufficient expressions wherever required.

Ishrat Ali:
He entertained in first half with his Hindi that rolls on Tamil tongue

Goutham Rode:
He has shown his muscular body and carried on his role up to requirement

Others are perfectly in sync with the requirement. Ishteyak entertained well with his ‘jai matha di’ episode. Ravi Kale is ok in stunt master role.

Technical team:
There is nothing big to speak about technical team except Camera work and Sound. Editing is also crisp and clear. Direction is not a big deal here and any fresher can make this sort of film.


Excellent Camera Work
Hair raising sound


No freshness in narration
No enough hilarious moments for cushioning
No big horror elements as required
No Priyanka Kothari’s bikini act that was used for publicity


The following impressions, either one or many, would linger in the minds of everyone who watches this film:

* Ram Gopal Varma might have made a trailer for his Agyaat-2
* Ram Gopal Varma might have lifted the content from one of his amateur juniors and made this one
* Ram Gopal Varma must be feeling over confident about himself and hence arrogant about his products
* Ram Gopal Varma failed to understand what he was making and hence concluded the movie shoot all of a sudden and released this 1:45 Hr stuff
* Ram Gopal Varma might be thinking that he has started a new revolution in film industry- screening the pre-interval part as one movie and post-interval part as another
* Ram Gopal Varma must have gone insane
* Ram Gopal Varma must be considering his audience insane
* Ram Gopal Varma is losing creativity and depending on stories from recycle bin
* Ram Gopal Varma, with Agyaat, behaved like a host who takes away the plate from guest half way through his meal (without giving conclusion)
* Ram Gopal Varma must be making any nonsense movie just for the sake of his pocket money (selling the movie to someone and making some table profit with his legendary image)

This movie is an unfinished factory product as it has got no conclusion. A troupe going into deep forest and each one getting killed by some unknown mystic creature/human in horrified way, is an age old formula.

That’s not a problem, indeed.

The major factor in this film is to generate fear and thrill among audience with sound effects, unforeseen scenes and sudden surprises. But there are no sufficient things packed in this film.

Although there are a couple of trials to generate fear, they didn’t gel well with the immunity of audience. Some laughs took genesis in theaters at interval, instead of fear filled silence.

There weren’t any chills and shivers except those brought by Air Conditioners in theaters. The conclusion line is not the routine ‘The End’ but ‘Coming Soon- Agyaat 2’!!!

So, one need to wait till RGV comes out with his Agyaat-2 to unleash the secret of that predator, shown in this film.

Considering this Agyaat as a full-movie, it brings utter disappointment for audiences. If it’s considered as half-movie that’s bigger displeasure.

Climax Could Be Convincing If:
The justification would have been given stating some villager is doing this ‘nara bali’ with some superstitious belief, using some ‘black magic’ elements.

Bottom Line: Watch it only when Agyaat-2 releases. Otherwise this mere half baked and tasteless stuff claims your senseless effort!!!!

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