The film has inspired quite a few remakes in other languages, yet nothing comes close to the original helmed by Fazil. That said, Manichitrathazhu truly belongs to Shobana. Her haunting dance in Oru Murai Vanthu is one for the ages.
Balancing horror and comedy is a difficult task. Very few films get the combination right, and Vellinakshatram is one of them. It helps that you have a charismatic Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead, who rises beyond the film's generic writing and makes it immensely watchable.
Watching the movie, it's not hard to decipher why it worked so well. The premise is relatable: a group of seven bachelors living in a poorly maintained house play around with an Ouija board, and soon their lives turn upside down.
Bhoothakaalam, starring Reavthy and Shane Nigam, is mostly about the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and her son. But at its core, it is also about ghosts, literal and metaphorical.
Cold Case starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Aditi Balan is the perfect example of a supernatural crime thriller. The film follows two parallel investigations — one of a murder and the other of a spirit.