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Oman Cinemas: Annabelle freaks out moviegoers in the Sultanate

With an overwhelming jump-scare scenes, supernatural horror movie, Annabelle, is worth spotlighting.



To me, dolls and possessed children are the silver screen’s most unnerving villains, and Annabelle: Creation has just the perfect share of both.


Storyline


When their only daughter perished at a young age, devastated parents Samuel and Esther Mullins did not grieve but instead, they took a darker path.

The story revolves around a group of orphaned girls who were welcomed in the parents’ house, only to be victims of Samuel’s possessed doll, Annabelle and her affinity for young souls.

The much-anticipated movie treats you to a well-put-together demonic visual effects.

Growing up on horror, I felt that most scenes were quite predictable, but the cinematic effects gave me the chills.

However, the storyline, like most American horrors, is corny and quite confusing, which was the biggest drawback.

The cast, on the other hand, is spot on.

Child actress Talitha Bateman pulled off a stunning performance with her haunting smile.

Overall, viewers were left with many goosebumps and unanswered questions.

Review by Hasan al Lawati


Long View: Kajol returns to Tamil cinema after 20 years with VIP 2


Bollywood actor Kajol, who is making her comeback in Tamil cinema after 20 years with the upcoming film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (VIP 2), revealed that she was a little apprehensive about speaking Tamil in the film.

The 42-year-old actor said, “I am very excited about VIP 2. I am glad that the film is over and I had a great time shooting the film. I was little apprehensive about speaking Tamil, I was not sure whether I could do it or not and I have to say that Dhanush and Soundarya Rajinikanth were absolutely wonderful with me, around me and reassured me constantly that it’s working.”

VIP 2 is a sequel to the 2014 Tamil-language film Velaiilla Pattadhari. Apart from Kajol, it also has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani returning from the first film. Dhanush, besides acting, is also co-producing the film and has written the story and dialogues for the film

When asked about her experience of working with South superstar Dhanush, the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actor said, “It’s been great working with Dhanush. He has been a fabulous co-star to be with. He is a wonderful actor and I think we really worked out all the scenes.”

Kajol was in the national capital to launch Harper’s Bazaar India book titled The Iconic and the actor looked stunning in a blue saree with diamond earrings. She has also graced this month’s cover page of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

Kajol, who made her acting debut in the 1992 romantic film Bekhudi was last seen in 2015-flick Dilwale alongside superstar Shah Rukh Khan. When quizzed about her Bollywood plans, Kajol said, “I am doing our home production film, which will be starting in September.”

Oman Release Date : On a related note, the Dhanush starrer VIP 2 is all set to hit the theatre on August 10.