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Aatma

CBFC Rating: A

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes (100 minutes)

Genres: Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

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2.5 out of 5

Aatma Review

What's Good:
Natural lighting, sound and some unconventional scenes.
What's Bad:
Unnatural reactions, predictability of the plot and unwanted dramatization at times.
Verdict:
Aatma has no 'Aatma', hardly manages to spook you. On the whole, it's disappointing.
Watch or Not:
Watch it if you like to forcibly spook horror in yourself, and would love some unconventional plot at the cost of disappointing acts.

Audience Ratings for Aatma

53.0%
46 Ratings
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Plot Summary

A story of a woman forced to face her fears and fight against a force over which she has no control and her biggest enemy is her own mind. Aatma is a haunting journey of a single mother Maya Verma who finally starts her life afresh with her six year old daughter Nia. As Maya starts to pick up the pieces of her life, strange things starts happening around her. Maya's six year old daughter Nia starts to speak to her dead father but Maya initially feels that she has created an imaginary father to fill the gap in her life. But slowly Maya's life starts to fall apart and the reality gets darker when she realizes that her husband is back to take that one thing he loved-his daughter. As the horrific journey unravels the battle to save her only daughter gets tougher and challenging. But she denies defeat even if the stakes are impossible.

Critics Reviews for Aatma

20 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 10 | Positive Review: 2 | Negative Review: 8 | Average Rating: 2.4/5

AATMA stands on a weak script. Besides, there are hardly any scares here. Disappointing!
Critic Score: 2/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama.com

95 minutes have seldom felt so long, as they do while watching 'Aatma'. This curious but ultimately predictable supernatural thriller fails to escape genre conventions, falling into the same trap that so many of its predecessors have. This is death by boredom!
Critic Score: 1.5/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Rajeev Masand
Rajeev Masand
CNN IBN

Aatma is meant to send shivers down the spine and shock the viewers out of their seats. All it does manage to do is set off a few mild waves of cold bemusement. Verdict: one star for gumption, one more for effort, but none at all for the rest.
Critic Score: 2/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Saibal Chatterjee
Saibal Chatterjee
NDTV

The film offers some genuine scares and, in fits and starts, but lacks the sense of mystery, the element of surprise that’s essential for films in this genre. It’s not difficult to anticipate what’s going to happen next. I go in to watch Aatma with a nagging feeling that the trailer has unwittingly revealed the entire plot, “But surely, that can’t be it,” I reason with myself, only to be proved wrong in the end. Aatma comes across as an attempt to bring some credibility to the horror genre.
Critic Score: 2/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Nishi Tiwari
Nishi Tiwari
Rediff.com

With its somber palette and plot-with-potential, Aatma could have been a true scare-fest. But it winds down to being well begun, half done.
Critic Score: 2/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Shubhra Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

‘Aatma’ does not belong to the league of those horror films that leave a powerful impact on your mind for days, read: ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Grudge’ recalling a few. Instead, hopefully it will leave you without any fear of the unknown lurking in your heart. Signing off on an optimistic note, ‘Aatma 2’ takes the genre of horror films a notch higher.
Critic Score: 3/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Resham Sengar
Resham Sengar
Zee News

Aatma is just another ordinary horror story but with a pinch of fine acting by the lead stars. It is recommended for those who believe in spirits coming to haunt you and execute all fatal shots in order to make your life hell.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Ashay D
Koimoi.com

Aatma has no 'aatma' or soul to keep the viewers interested in this horror film which hardly manages to spook you! A half baked plot and not enough scenes to scare you makes Aatma a very average film. Watch Aatma only if you love Bipasha Basu!
Critic Score: 3/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Smitha
Entertainment OneIndia

Aatma may not send shivers down your spine, but it dares to be unconventional.
Critic Score: 3/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Renuka Vyavahare
Renuka Vyavahare
Times of India

Despite some thrilling moments, the flick lacks the soul in the script which proves a lazy attempt from the director.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

March 22, 2013 Full Review
Abhishek Gupta
India TV

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