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13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 6 March 2009 (India)
A man experiences a supernatural occurrence at his newly purchased apartment; a soap opera being telecast exclusively on his TV, which shows the future of his family.

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Vikram K. Kumar

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Abhinav Kashyap (dialogue), Vikram K. Kumar (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madhavan ... R. Manohar (as R. Madhavan)
Neetu Chandra ... Priya
Poonam Dhillon ... Sushma - Manohar's mom
Saranya Ponvannan ... Manohar's Mother (as Saranya)
Sachin Khedekar ... Dr. Balu
Ravi Babu Ravi Babu ... Shiva
Sampath Raj ... Adv. Ramachandran (as Sampath)
Murli Sharma ... Inspector Shiva (as Murali Sharma)
Amar Upadhyaya ... (as Amar Upadhayay)
Deepak Dobriyal ... Senthil
Vinay Jain Vinay Jain
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Thyagarajan
Suhasini Mulay ... Sheila's grandma
V. Balakrishnan V. Balakrishnan ... Sai Ram
Meera Vasudevan
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Storyline

In today's world, the major source of relief, information and entertainment is the TV. So much so, that it has moved up from its modest position of being just another 'household appliance' to actually determining the power equation in a family. It is easy to identify the hierarchy in the family depending on who controls the remote control. So what happens when the TV realizes this power and begins to take control? What happens when instead of showing you the facts, the TV, begins to show you what it wants you to see? What happens when Manohar, to his great horror, realizes that this is exactly what is happening with his wonderful family, who has just moved into their sweet new home at 13B. Written by Anonymous

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Fear has a new address


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Yaavarum Nalam See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,752, 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$12,235
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Dolby Digital
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The film was released in Tamil as Yavarum Nalam on the same day. See more »

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When Madhavan borrows a newspaper from a person in a hospital, it is clearly visible that the paper he borrows is an English newspaper but when he starts reading it, we see that contents are in Tamil. See more »

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13 B Theme
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa)
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13B - An Average Thriller!!
6 March 2009 | by raghavramaiah-1See all my reviews

13B, produced by Big Pictures and directed by Vikram Kumar is more of a thriller with a slight hint of horror, is an average movie. 13B lacks the energy that a thriller movie needs to carry right till the end. Again this movie is engaging and makes you cling on to your seats only in parts. The script is let loose on most of the occasions. However 13B doesn't disappoint once you're done watching it.

13B's protagonist Manohar(Madhavan)an civil engineer moves in to a new flat 13B with his family. Strange events follow, after their entrance into the building. Every event makes Manohar aware of the presence of something that's very unusual like the camera in his phone or the lift in the building. Till one day when he finds out that a daily soap on TV which starts siring at exactly 13:00 p.m resembles the story of his own family and how the family's future is dependent on the Daily Soap. A series of unpleasant incidents follow, making Manohar desperate to solve the mystery about the Soap and characters in it. He goes on to find out, how a family was brutally murdered in 1977 in their home which marked the same house number and address as his own apartment. The uncanny events that follow are something to seriously watch out for.

13B is an sincere attempt by the débutant director Vikram Kumar to give the audience a good movie but he just manages to make it a average watch. 13B's main highlight are the actors, who have done a stupendous job. Madhavan is absolutely spot on with a very good performance supported well by the rest of the cast. Not impressive but certainly good are the old creepy sound scares. 13B could have been better had there been no songs.

Music of 13B is by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and is nothing to be talked about. The music is ordinary and totally unnecessary provided the theme of the movie. Background Scores by Tubby and Parik are definitely good.

At the end of the day, 13B is an average movie. Go with no expectations and you may well like it.

I will go with 7 out of 10 for Vikram Kumar's 13B.

Raghav Movie Critic, Writer's Lounge.

For more reviews: www.raghavthecritic.blogspot.com


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