There was a time when Ramsay Brothers were the only production house that churned out horror flicks until Ram Gopal Verma and Vikram Bhatt took the mantle. Joining Vikram Bhatt and Ram Gopal Varma is director Wilson Louis who only specializes in horror genre. Wilson Louis had earlier attempted two movie ‘Ho Sakta Hai’ and ‘Mallika’ before he made ‘Kaalo’ a day horror movie which till date no one has attempted in India.
The story is of a witch named Kaalo who lived in Kulbhata during the 18th century. She was killed and buried by angry villagers for sacrificing young girls to satisfy her greed for immortality, but her fear lived on. Years later, villagers spoke of Kaalo’s sightings yet again. They claimed she was even more angry and dangerous and she was back to finish what she left incomplete. Kulbhata was vacated overnight by scared villagers.

All roads leading to Kulbhata were sealed by horrifying tales of Kaalo killing anyone who dared to enter Kulbhata. Until a bus carrying a few passengers on its way to Kuldevi had to pass through Kulbhata. One of the passengers on the bus was a twelve-year-old girl named Shona [Swini Khara], who is traveling alone to spend her vacation at her grandmother’s house in the neighboring village.

During the course of the journey, Shona and co-passenger Sameer [Aditya Shrivastav] strike a rapport. Sameer is traveling with a bag loaded with gun powder to blast a small hillock, which would give way to a water canal for his drought-hit village. Badly disfigured and thirsty for blood, Kaalo could smell the girl from miles away… and heads straight for the bus. When the passengers realize they were staring into death, everything changes. They realize Shona is their reason for dying. Everyone wants her out of the bus, except Sameer.

The movie sounds very good on the story board however the execution is very bad however the camera work by Pushpank Gawde is very good so is the visual effect. At times the movies seems to be stretched out and that slackens the pace of the movie and also the end of the movie is not at all convincing. The creature has supernatural powers, yet combats Aditya Shrivastav like a mortal. Being a horror movie one expects chilling and thrilling moments in the movie however we find none.

Director Wilson Louis like his earlier ventures delivers another half baked movie which leaves a lot to be desired. In comparison to this movie RGV’s movies are classics. Wilson Louis needs to go back to film making school and learn the nitty gritties of directing.

Speaking of performances, Aditya Shrivastav does well. Swini Khara doesn’t get ample scope. Amongst the passengers in the bus, Abhijeet Satam, Aditya Lakhia and Raj Arjun register the maximum impact. Prashant Kumar is alright. Paintal and Sheela Sharma are perfect. Hemant Pandey is adequate.

Overall a very bad effort which will be soon forgotten by the viewers and another box office dud to the ever mounting pile of flops seen in the last few weeks.

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