Mohini – India, 2018

Mohini is a 2018 Indian Tamil comedy horror feature film written and directed by Ramana Madhesh. The movie stars Trisha, Jackky Bhagnani, Mukesh Tiwari and Yogi Babu.

Plot:

Vaishnavi (Trisha) is a popular chef in India. Her friend’s fiancé Cotton (Yogi Babu) is stuck in a situation that demands him to go to London to work as a chef, but he is not qualified. Vaishnavi accompanies him to pose as an assistant and help him secure the job. They stay with Ganesh (Ganeshkar) and his wife Madhu (Jangiri Madhumitha) and work at a restaurant. Vaishnavi meets Sandeep (Jackky Bhagnani) there, and they fall in love.

One day, on a boating trip on the River Thames, Vaishnavi injures herself and washes off her blood in the water. This triggers the vengeful spirit of a dead woman, Mohini, on the river bed. She possesses Vaishnavi, who goes on a killing spree. Her friends experience numerous paranormal occurrences…

Reviews:

“Yogi Babu tries desperate with his one liners. The climax is also forced and the romance between Trisha and Jackky is farcical. Except for Trisha’s efforts and eye-candy camera work nothing is notable in this Mohini. Music is also okay and it doesn’t give those eerie moments.” Kollywood Zone

” …this horror-comedy is neither scary nor funny; just plain bad. The story is a rehash of the old standard horror film plot — the ghost of a murdered woman takes possession of a living one to take avenge her murder — and it’s all very predictable.” Nithya Gnanapandithan, The New Indian Express

“Trisha is not up for the task. She’s stiff. There’s heavy lifting that needs to be done. But she’s trying too hard to do everything in a pretty way […] A scene involving Yogi Babu and gang early on in the movie is funny. But the comedy starts to grate a little bit once the content veers the anti-women way.” Vandhana On, Silver Screen India

Cast and characters:

  • Trisha … Mohini/Vaishnavi
  • Jackky Bhagnani … Sandeep
  • Mukesh Tiwari … Vicky
  • Yogi Babu … Cotton
  • Poornima Bhagyaraj … Menaka
  • Ganeshkar … Ganesh
  • Jangiri Madhumitha … Madhu
  • Swaminathan … Balki
  • Suresh … Monk
  • Gayatri Rema … Cotton’s fiancée

Filming locations:

Mohini began production in London in June 2016 with scenes shot in areas including Isleworth, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Tower Bridge.

Release:

Mohini was released on 27 July 2018.

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