Agyaat Pre-release Movie Review
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Producer: Ram Gopal Varma, Ronnie Screwvala, Sheel Nimbalkar
Cast: Nitin Kumar Reddy, Priyanka Kothari, Ravi Kale, Ishrat Ali, Harvey Rosemeyer
Written by: Nilesh Girkar, Puneet Gandhi
Music: Bapi , Tutul
A film unit goes for a shoot deep into a forest. They settle at a place with bare minimal facilities run by a strange and quirky man called Setu.
The hero of the film, Sharman, is a completely preoccupied man with no other concern except for his muscles and the leading lady. The leading lady, Aasha, (Nisha Kothari) bears with him because of his star status. Director JJ (Harvey Rosemeyer) thinks of himself as India’s answer to Steven Spielberg and producer Moorty (Ishrat Ali) thinks the director is screwing up the film and stopping him from becoming the next Yash Chopra.
Laxman is a completely obedient spot boy but with a hidden monstrous ego. Cinematographer Shakky is very philosophical in nature and action director Rakka (Ravi Khale) is a frustrated man who hates the leading actor, Sharman. Script supervisor Sameera is a simpleton with ideals and a secret crush on the protagonist Sujal (Nitin Kumar Reddy) who is an assistant director, who in turn has a huge crush on Aasha.
It all begins when the camera malfunctions. They have to wait for two days for the replacements to arrive, with no form of entertainment or communication. So when Setu suggests a camping trip into the forest, they jump at the opportunity. As Setu drives them through the jungle around undergrowth in a relic Jonga, they begin to wonder how Setu can remember the way back as the jungle looks the same all around.
As they settle near a pond for the night and sit around a bonfire Setu hears a strange sound. He goes to investigate and never returns. After a desperate search they discover his dead body. Panic sets in among the unit members and they jump into the Jonga but they are unfamiliar with the terrain and their hastiness result in an accident. The axle breaks.
Now completely lost and trapped in the jungle as, Setu, the only guy who knows the way out is dead and they don’t know which way to go to get out of the forest. Yet another unit member gets brutally killed, making them realize that whatever it is that has killed Setu is out to get them all.
From then on it is a desperate struggle to survive against that unknown entity. And as their numbers dwindle, their suppressed passions come forth as they realize that it is not only their lives they are fighting for, but also for their love.