The basic plot seems the same!
Pawan Kriplani’s next scare fest is Radhika Apte starrer Phobia. Not much has been divulged about the film except that the lead character, played by Radhika, suffers from severe agoraphobia ( fear open or public spaces) and something SCARY is happening inside the house. That’s all! Now, Radhika and Pawan are doing a pretty good job on keeping mum. But now that we are taking a close look a the trailer, it reminds us of a Hollywood thriller titled Intruders, which shares the same basic plot as Phobia.
Intruders, starring Beth Riesgraf, released in 2015 and failed to gain any popularity. In this film also the lead character suffers from agoraphobia. Her phobia is so severe when three burglars break into her house, she is unable to help herself flee from the scene. She gets trapped inside with the criminals. But hunters become the hunted soon enough as agoraphobia is not the only disorder the lead character Anna suffers from. She traps the burglars in a TORTURE chamber sort of set up beneath her home and kills them one by one. Her psychological issues are a result of being sexually abused at a young age by her father.
Intruders is not the only film Phobia has been associated with. The film also is being compared with Urmila Matondkar’s cult classic Kaun. Kaun also told the story of a woman trapped in her house with two suspicious men. But both comparisons were shot down by Radhika in an interview.
Let’s hope Radika Apte’s Phobia is not anywhere close to Kaun and Intruders and tells a brand new story. While Pawan’s Raggini MMS still remains a classic, his second venture Darr @ Mall somewhat tarnished his image, we hope he reclaims his name with Phobia.
Watch the Phobia trailer here-
Watch the Intruders trailer here-
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