Ravi Varma (Venu Thottempudi) is a novelist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. Maya (Avanthika Mishra) claims to be a psychic healer, while Savaari (Venkatesh Kakamanu) is a viral YouTube influencer who makes videos about ghosts.
Director Bharath YG has put a lot of effort into crafting the characters of Athidhi. The performances do compensate for the lack of terror. Even if you don’t feel the fear, watching Savaari fear for his life helps you buy into the narrative.
In the fourth and fifth episodes of the six-part series, the twists are revealed one after another and you get a glimpse of what Athidhi was meant to be.
Besides horror, it also has a message and could very well be seen as a social drama.
It leaves one wondering, are ghosts out to kill people anymore or exist solely to deliver mass monologues?