Cast: Balu Nagendra, Sangeetha Bhat, Kari Subbu
Unlike some star studded big budget project, whose reel worth is known on the day of its release, usually turns out to be a dud, films like 'Kapata Nataka Paatradhari' purely rely on one thing - that's original making by sticking to the basics with utmost importance given the soul substance in a movie, which is the script.
An unusual tale, told in a neat and clean manner with hardly any room for nonsense, this one definitely surprises the audience who simply love horror/suspense thrillers.
It is clean for the reason that it has very few characters, and most importantly ends well within two hours! Armed with a good script and an original cum unusual tale, Krish has stuffed in enough for an edge of the seat thriller. Furthermore, it is Balu Nagendra's out-of-the-box performance makes it more enjoyable while Sangeetha Bhat returns in a 'memorable' role.
What haunts more is the tale which revolves around a young man who is desperate to get his life back on track. He starts afresh as a driver with a pre-used auto-rickshaw. However, unaware of the fact that his three wheeler is haunted, the suspense just gets interesting. The sequences thereafter is what makes 'Kapata Nataka Paatradhari', one of the well made horror/suspense thrillers in the recent past.
It does serves as a good example for all those filmmakers who assume that only star heroes or big budget movies can draw audience to the theatres. This one proves that even a well made venture backed with the best script, honest making and talented artists can do wonders. In fact, such films does entertain with no qualms or stardom worries or any expectations to meet at the box office.
Anyone seeking for a real good horror/suspense thriller, do watch this haunted auto rickshaw by Krish, for an assured spooky and entertaining ride.