Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta, Baby
Rushita Pandya, Mohan Azaad, Manasi, Sian
Directed by Aku Akbar
The movie is a horror movie
that tries to deliver a social message to its audience.
It associates abortion to killing of a living person
that too, killing an unborn life, is a social crime. The
subject of the movie seems outdated and may be
unacceptable in this modern and a progressive world.
Atul Kulkarni and Rituparna Sengupta
Coming back to the earlier
times, when Sudeep and Roshni were expecting their first
child, they had named the unborn child as Gauri. Seven
years later, the ghost of Gauri returns to haunt them,
with her spirit entering the body of their daughter
Shivani while they are holidaying in their ancestral
home. It was here that the unborn child Gauri was
conceived. Now the unseen force threatens to take their
daughter Shivani away from them.
The aatma of the unborn kid
swears revenge, and then the sequence of events that
unfold follow are really scary at times. And then what
unfolds is hardly spine chilling. Seven years later, the
ghost of Gauri returns to haunt her parents, with her
spirit entering the body of their daughter Shivani.
The aborted child comes to her parents to take revenge
for her death. The message in the movie is that the
unborn child once conceived should not have been aborted
by the couple.
Rituparna Sengupta & Rushita
Gauri - The Unborn has a different story along with some
chills-n-thrills which would give you the jitters in a
couple of scenes. Nowadays, abortion is no big deal for
most couples, yet it is made a big issue here. Anupam
Kher, a wise old man, tries to convince his son - not to
abort their first born. Anyway, since his son is just
settling in life and even their marriage is still young,
and they go ahead and abort their firstborn.
Sudeep (Atul Kulkarni), now is an established architect
and resides with his pretty wife Roshni (Rituparna
Sengupta). They now have a daughter - Shivani (played by
Baby Rushita Pandya). The family plans to go for a holiday
to Mauritius, however it is Shivani who insists on going
to their ancestral home. Half heartedly, but to keep their
only daughter happy, the parents agree and visit the
The climax is indeed fresh and the director succeeds in
sending home a socially relevant message effectively. The
movie tries to say 'No' to abortion. Yet it still has
excellent and skillfully executed visual effects which are
smartly integrated in the narrative.
Director Aku Akbar makes a convincing debut.
Cinematography is up to the mark. Background score a bit
too loud at places. Atul Kulkarni is plain mediocre. The
sweet looking Rituparna Sengupta does her role very well.
Highlight of the movie is a scene stealing performance by
the baby girl Rushita Pandya while the grandpa Anupam Kher
does his part well in a small role in the movie.
- Aniz Filmvala
Presenter: R Mohan
Banner: Myth Productions,Adlabs Films Ltd
Producer: Amit Mohan
Director: Aku Akbar
Produced by - Sapna Amit, Amit Mohan, R. Mohan
Writing credits - Mohan Azaad, K. Gireesh Kumar
Original Music by Raju Singh
Cinematography by Viswamangal Kitsu
Film Editing by Kiran Rajput, K. Ravikumar
Prasanna Karkhanis, Yeshwant Patil
Mohan Azaad - Sameer
Anupam Kher - Paapa
Atul Kulkarni - Sudeep
Manasi - Neena
Rushita Pandya - Shivani
Praanav - Bhim Singh
Rituparna Sengupta - Roshni
Sian - Baby
Sound Department - Boby John
Sound mixer - Pramod Thomas
Visual Effects Supervisor - Prasad Sutar
Production Controller - K.S. Ravindran