23232322The movie opens to a small, traditional house, tucked away in the midst of a huge plantation. This burst of foliage and the rustic beauty are further enriched as the female lead — essayed by Tulu actor Pooja Upasana — is introduced. She’s a cheerful homemaker who goes about doing her household chores.
However, horror sneaks in when she, while bringing the cow back from grazing, hears cries of a baby, which seems to be coming from the top of a coconut tree. Traumatised, she runs back home and informs her husband, played by Tulu actor Shekhar, as soon as he returns from work.
The cries continue erratically. Soon, friends and relatives intervene, trying to figure out the trouble. Nothing, not even a puja seems to be of any help. At this point, the audience is left to speculate — could it be the result of a dark past the family of three, including a small girl child, refuses to acknowledge?
Produced by Drishyam Films, the movie Paroksh, meaning invisible, is directed by Ganesh Shetty. The story, claimed to have been inspired by true events, has done a brilliant job at gradually but effectively building up spookiness, so much so that, even after the unexpected climax eases your nerves, the eerie feeling lingers on.