Durgamati-The Myth, on Amazon Prime Lacks the Spirit Which is Needed


Durgamati – The Myth, streaming on Amazon Prime, delivers a mixture of thrill, horror, and suspense which tries to hold the audience to the end of the movie. This 155-minute film assembles everything that you can expect from a spooky drama: shabby haveli, dark theme, squeaky doors, witchy laughs, cold breezes, tilted portraits on the wall, and meshy webbed chandeliers.

Durgamati- The Myth Review on Amazon Prime

Although, Bhumi Pednekar’s movie could not grab much attention of the audience despite being a remake of a Telugu film – Bhaagamathie, lead role played by Anushka Shetty, which was very well-liked and appreciated, the Director – G. Ashok could not set his feet this time in Bollywood with the same story.

The story begins with antique idols being purloined from temples that put a lot of pressure on some of the government officials. Meanwhile, the corrupt politicians try to set up a conspiracy against water resources minister Ishwar Prasad (Arshad Warsi) by taking advantage of the situation as he became a pain in the neck. An IAS officer, Chanchal Chauhan (Bhumi Pednekar) who served Ishwar Prasad as his personal assistant for 10 years is asked to frame the wise politician with a promise that she will be free from all the charges and will be offered a job to begin a new life.

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A CBI officer, Satakshi Ganguly (Mahie Gill) is handed over the task to sling mud at Ishwar Prasad and put him away for life. A serious-minded police officer, ACP Abhay Singh (Jisshu Sengupta), is deployed to probe into temple robberies and help the CBI in logistical support. The involvement of these three characters cooks a great suspense drama inside the mansion with the spirit of a dead woman who is trapped for decades. This was a simple portrayal of the story which we can infer after watching the trailer. But, do you believe that the story is going to be so simple and will end without a plot twist?

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Durgamati- The Myth promises to introduce its audience to mind-twisting suspense which can rarely be seen in current movies. Despite having an eye-catching haveli set, great VFX, hiring one of the best actors of Bollywood, and even by creating an almost frame-by-frame replica of the earlier film, the movie could not spice up and match the level of ‘Bhaagamathie’ and literally tagged itself with a one-time watch movie. The design department’s hard work with marvelous creativity for the set and costumes could be seen and well appreciated.

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