6 adventure loving youth head out for a trekking the only two of them come back alive. One of them is a camera.
This is what the promotional lines of 6-5=2 tells us.
A remake of the very famous hit in kannada this hindi horror flick is more of fun than horror.
6-5=2 is a found footage genre film which is edited & presented by Bharath Jain of MARS INC. Bharath Jain is a popular name in the kannada film industry as he has tried his hands in every field of cinema. From buying audio rights of films under janhkar & mars banners to producing hits like 'musanje maathu' to distributing several films. Now Bharath jain under MARS INC has produced 6-5=2 in hindi & has made bollywood cine goers take a notice of our kannada films as well. The fact that 6-5=2 is originally made in kannada will always remain a truth.
The film begins with MARS INC people interviewing the lonely survivor of the 2010 tragedy Mr.raja, where 5 youths were brutally killed in the forest regions of western ghats karnataka.
Raja goes on revealing about the treak & introduces the characters one by one. Among them siddarth who dreams of becoming a DOP of hindi cinema one day gets a HD camera from his senior . The film is the video tapes found from the same camera . Mr.raja has no objections gives a nod for the people of MARS INC to release the video tapes in a film format in theaters.
As the tape gets playing we get glued to the silver screen. BJ,Raja,lulla,suhana,siddarth &priya are the names of 6 youths who will not have any idea about the horror they are about to face when they plan for the ill fated trekking.
The first half is filled with fun,pranks & comedy of the 6 youths.Some eye catching locations of Linganamakki,yaana,Sathodi falls and shoolya forest are captured through brilliant shots in a video tape style. The experience of watching a film in a video tape style adds to the thrill.
The second half begins with the characters in the film face many unusual things happening around them. With a little caution they decide to continue their trekking but Raja who is the lonely survivor of the incident is left behind due to health issues. All the characters in the film start to die one by one in very abnormal ways. The tape changes color preparing the audience to expect something shocking is going to arrive now.
The performances of all the characters of the film including the ghost (which handles the camera sometimes and comes in front of the camera just for two shots) are natural & commendable. They don't look like professional actors and are very natural. Even though the film is projected as a natural and real found footage one definitely gets a doubt that its been shot in that format.
What ever said about about the way it is been made the film offers a different flavor altogether without the regular dance and fight sequences, hero saving heroine from the goons kind of regular Bollywood stuff.
The visual effects and the sound effects are perfectly blended with right amount of background score required for a horror flick.
6-5=2 also stands out from the regular horror flicks without the revenge sagas and over blood sheds with the ghost applying all the make up placed in the makeup van.
Over all 6-5=2 is a two hour fun and horror entertainer, its definitely a fresh new packaging to Hindi horror cinema.
You can confidently go and enjoy this found footage.