Charmme Kaur, Chethan, Rahul Dev, Nagababu & Others
Showry Reddy, Yadagiri Reddy
Jul 31, 2015
Filmmaker S V Sateesh may have just gone against the surge with the emotional horror tale by involving new relations to the antagonist, but that doesn't ensure that they will keep any logical element under check. There's almost everything in this horror film from love, item song, revenge, drama and small amount of humor, unwitting of course. In the process to tire you completely, the director go completely haywire with hilarious back story of spirit. Not even a single spooky moment manages to terrify you, neither does the thriller/suspense keep you edge of your seats.
Mantra 2 doesn't have the novelty factor, which works really well as the film begins showcasing sizzling Charmme Kaur's beauty in Boom Boom song. The point like “morning dreams come true" and the weird attacks on Charmee from unknown people successfully generates the desired interest in the viewers and one becomes hugely involved in the film what will happen next? But regrettably nothing happens and entire first half keeps moving around mansion and pesky stalking scenes with loud background score.
The second half purely fails due to its fickle writing and characterizations which was not able to deliver the expected right from the word go. For instance, if a group of individuals are inside a Mansion with big glass windows, no one tries to break out rather stays in and get killed. Similarly, Company provides a vehicle and never try to accommodate the new jonnie and believing in drivers words, female settle down in an unknown place. The film keeps building at an uneven pace with many repetitious scenes due to which one loses the interest long before the pre-climax.
Director Sateesh tried to add to many things to the story and ghost backstory, which were unable to provide the kind of momentum to the film needed. There is also an unneeded song that suddenly inserted into the script. Music composer Sunil Kashyup deserves to be applauded, for his promising background score.
The biggest problem with Mantra 2 is that its one hour too long. The film serves very little purpose. It doesn't entertain, doesn't thrill nor does it gives you the chills it promises. Even the transition between the scenes are uneven and unrelated. The cinematography work is nice. The production values of “Teja Films" are appropriate.