The movie rated three stars by audience based on a story of girl Mehek, Radhika Apte who suffers from agoraphobia, the fear of places and situations that may cause pain or embarrass her.
In the starting her psychologist tries therapy, but due to repeated panic attacks; her boyfriend Shaan (Satyadeep Mishra) takes her to an apartment to defeat her fear. The apartment with an eerily locked room, a cracked mirror, an about-to-be-bloodied bath-tub, a black cat and fleeting apparitions so that she can face her fears. Determined to beat it, Mahek begins on a positive note but soon start facing weird things in the house. Is she imagining it or something truly wrong with the place?Pavan Kripalani has presented the drama very smarty, and his leading lady Radhika Apte hold the audience back on their seats as she knows when to– being alarmed, scared, petrified, and outright panicked-with-blind-terror.
The story includes Satyadeep Mishra acting as a friend who wants to be more, Ankur Vikal as the creepy neighbour under suspicion for having done away with his lady love, Yahaswini Dayama as a friendly, inquisitive girl who keeps showing up even when she’s not wanted, an older sister who may or not be a loving sibling, and a therapist who wants to help Mehek get past her phobia.But they don’t really take away from the impact of the film. And Apte keeps viewers interest grabbed. She’s consistently been doing interesting work. With this one she has staked fair claim to be one of the best acts in B-town. ‘Phobia’ is a genuinely frightener, so far away from those unintentionally comic monstrosities it keeps slinging out, that you feel like cheering.
Cast: Radhika Apte, Satyadeep Mishra, Ankur Vikal, Yashaswini Dayama
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