| Cast: ||
Ashish Gandhi, Vamsi Krishna, Diksha Panth, Shruthi|
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| Produced by: ||
Reading Lamp Creations|
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|Release date: ||
March 11th, 2016|
A group of youngsters who have nothing else to do, think that it will be worthy if they dabble into of spirits. Writer Mounika (Deeksha Panth), her boyfriend Kalyan (Ashish) pick up their close buddies on their way home to fulfil this mysterious plan. The subject opens with Mounika receiving a challenge from publishing house to complete a novel based on 1992 folklore “O Sthree Repu Raa". It's about a ghost that comes at night, and calls the individuals out with some hypnotic voice and kills them or does something to them.
Soon, Deeksha, Kalyan and friends chain up to talk with spirit world through Ouija board. That's when ghost start narrating her 1990's flash back, stating that Kalyani (Shruti Mol) loved Srinu, a zamindari's son and wishes to marry him. When she was about to start her new life, she was killed. Taking this as an opportunity local guy Mangaraju spreads a rumour stating Kalyani started taking revenge on Ambapuram village, to prevent the ghost from killing you up, you need to write “O Sthree Repu Raa", so that ghost would see that and go away, to return the next day. And if by any chance this gets erased, the ghost would gobble you up. Rest of the drama is all about what happens to Mounika and friends.
Shruti Mol who plays the part of Kalyani, who has to be called the female protagonist, looks okay but the role doesn't offer her anything to perform at all except linger around in half sarees. Asish, Deeksha Panth, Vamsi Krishna and Kunal Kaushik, who play the leading roles don't look embarrassing, as the film so shallow that no one will bother about dissecting any aspect of this film. Rest of the stars are mediocre in their limited characters.
Though the director comes up with an interesting premise, he fails to narrate a thrilling horror drama for two hours. The film's lack lustre screenplay doesn't help the proceedings either.
Ghantasala Viswanath scores thrilling background score. Manohar's cinematography is decent and sets the mood for the love story in the second half. The production values are pretty decent.
O Sthree Repu Raa is a fictitious film based on the ghost rumours which haunted several Telugu villages in the 90's. The film can only be watched for its interesting premise and the way the suspense is carried out till the end. However, a half-baked execution, lack of riveting horror drama and meandering scenes disappoint the proceedings big time and make this film an outdated horror drama.