Munjya Movie Review

By Ronit Kawale 5 Min Read
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Review by BollyMasala

Actor: Abhay Verma, Sharvari Wagh, Mona Singh, Suhas Joshi, Satyaraj
Director: Aditya Sarpotdar
Category: Hindi, Horror, Comedy
Duration: 2 Hrs 2 Min

Horror films have always had a loyal audience in Bollywood, but in the last few years a new genre of horror-comedy has emerged, which has attracted Hindi cinema lovers a lot. Keeping that audience in mind, the makers came up with horror-comedies like ‘Stree’, ‘Bhediya’, ‘Roohi’. Director Aditya Sarpotdar’s ‘Munjya’ also takes this series forward. A complete character created with CGI (computer generated graphics) in the film is a new experiment. There is also a lot of horror and comedy, just a little more effort should have been put into the story.

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Munjya
Munjya

Story of ‘Munjya’

The origin of the story is based on the legend of ‘Munjya’ popular in Maharashtra. Munjya is called the ghost who dies within ten days of his tonsure and becomes a ghost due to his unfulfilled desires. The story begins in 1952 in a village called Chaitukwadi in Konkan, where a ten-year-old boy named Munjya is madly in love with an older girl named Munni. He goes to the extent of sacrificing his sister and practicing black magic to make Munni his own, but something untoward happens there that results in Munjya’s death.

To avert this bad omen, the family and the villagers bury Munjya’s ashes in the forest under the same tree where Munjya was performing the rituals. But Munjya’s restless soul takes the form of a dangerous ghost. Years later (in the present), when Munjya’s descendant Bittu (Abhay Verma) goes to his village with his mother (Mona Singh) and grandmother (Suhas Joshi), Munjya’s ghost possesses him. He wants to search for his Munni by scaring and torturing Bittu so that he can fulfill his unfulfilled desire of marrying Munni, but then he sees Bittu’s girlfriend Bela (Sharvari Wagh) and gets enamored with her. Now Munjya has to make Bela his own by sacrificing her and marry her. Will innocent Bittu be able to free Bela from Munjya’s clutches? Will his family be able to recover from the curse of this ghost? You will know this only after watching the film.

Munjya Movie Trailer

Munjya Movie Trailer

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‘Munjya’ Movie Review

The biggest feature of director Aditya Sarpotdar’s film is his CJI i.e. Computer Generated Imagery Munjya, who remains like a character throughout the film. This character, created with graphics, visual effects and animation, creates a fear in the mind of the viewer right from the beginning and as the story progresses, the havoc of its fear also increases. The first half of the film is quite tight, but in the second half the story falters a bit. Although, the tadka of comedy with horror is fun, but in scenes like the exchange of souls by the exorcist Guru (Satyaraj), the punches of horror and comedy seem childish.

Cinematographer Saurabh Goswami has created a lot of fear by showing his artistry in the sea and jungle scenes. The background score of the film is strong. Talking about music, Sharvari Wagh’s item number ‘Taras’ has turned out well. In the climax, you also get a hint of the next part of this horror-comedy.

Talking about acting, all the actors have performed strongly. Abhay Verma’s innocence and fear as Bittu has been successful in maintaining fear in the audience as well. He has played his role very well. Sharvari has got the complete package of being a heroine as Bela, which includes horror-comedy-romance-dance-song, everything and Sharvari has taken full advantage of it. Mona Singh has portrayed the role of the stubborn mother Pammi strongly, while Suhas Joshi leaves a mark in the role of grandmother. Satyaraj is also memorable in his role. The supporting cast is fine.

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