Cast: Srikanth Sriram as Antony, Kushee Ravi as Mary, Eswari Rao as Annamma, Srinivas Avasarala, Ravi Varma, Manik Reddy, Baby Chaitra as Tara, Baby Leisha as Sophie, Vijayalakshmi, Srilatha, and Others
Director: Saikiran Daida
Producer: Yeshwanth Daggumati
Music Director: Krishna Saurabh Surampalli
Antony, an accountant, moves with his family to a new house in Suklapet. Strange occurrences convince them the house is haunted, leading them to seek help from Annamma, a demonologist. The unfolding mystery ties back to the house’s past.
Intriguing Backstory: Pindam delves into a compelling backstory, effectively addressing a significant social issue.
Strong Performances: Srikanth Sriram delivers a convincing performance, depicting genuine concern for his family. Kushee Ravi fits her role well, and the child actors excel in their respective characters.
Technical Excellence: The background score and locations contribute significantly to creating the eerie atmosphere crucial for a horror film.
Familiar Narrative: Pindam follows a conventional horror narrative, lacking fresh and gripping moments.
Unengaging First Half: Initial segments fail to maintain engagement, relying on common horror tropes that lack impact.
Resemblance to Conjuring: The film’s parallels to Hollywood’s Conjuring affect its originality and overall viewing experience.
Pacing Issues: A dragged-out climax and underdeveloped character arcs, particularly Srinivas Avasarala’s role, contribute to pacing problems.
Music and Cinematography: Krishna Saurabh Surampalli’s score and Sathish Manoharan’s cinematography add to the film’s atmosphere but are hindered by writing and execution issues.
Direction: Saikiran’s direction shows promise but falls short in delivering thrilling horror elements due to screenplay shortcomings.
Pindam, despite technical finesse and commendable performances, struggles to deliver a gripping horror experience. While some scenes and the underlying backstory hold promise, the film falters due to a lack of impactful scares, reliance on clichés, and pacing problems, resulting in an unsatisfactory outcome.