Demonte Colony Movie Review – Survival Horror at its Best

Demonte Colony Review and Rating

First time director Ajay Gnanamuthuhas done an amazing job in bringing a Hollywood style script into Tamil cinema without any compromises at all. Seldom, we see a movie without a female lead, songs except for unique ones like 'Unnai Pol Oruvan'. 'Demonte Colony' dares to be different and it's a thrill ride.

Release date: 22 May 2015Genre: Tamil horror film
Cast: Arulnithi, Ramesh Tilak, Sanath, Abhishek Joseph, MS Bhaskar, Singam Puli and many othersDirector: R.Ajay Gnanamuthu
Cinematography: Aravinnd SinghEditer: Bhuvan Srinivasan
Music Director: Keba JeremiahLyrics: Na.Muthukumar & Arunraja Kamaraj
Production Company: Mohana MoviesDistributer: Sri Thenandal Films
Box office: ₹ 6.5 crores (First Day)CBFC Rating: U/A

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Arulnidhi's underplayed yet apt performance

  • • Supporting cast including Rahman and the daughter's role

  • • Excellent supporting cast including RJ Ramesh and Thilak

  • • No unwanted songs, glamor or fillers in the script

  • • Daring climax

What's not?
  • • Slow pickup in the first half

  • • A song that could have been skipped

Four daring friends venture into a haunted house in Demonte Colony in Chennai and come out unharmed. But, the problem begins the next night when one of them goes into an eternal sleep while others find themselves trapped in another dimension, within their room.

The Cast

Arulnidhi has done a great job in emoting the scenes, especially during the horror scenes and stands in his comfort zone. His friends RJ Ramesh Thilak and others are equally good. Even though a small role, MS Bhaskar and Madhumitha does it aptly.

The Team

Director Ajay Gnanamuthu deserves a special applause for making a survival horror that is different from the crass, loud Kanchana, Aranmani and Darling types. It reminds one of the English flick '1408' yet stands unique in its own.

The flashback scenes set during British period is good. Aravind Singh, the cinematographer has brought the tension within a small room with professional ease. A great movie at this budget which has a bold climax is one more plus for the team. Without warming up with songs and a love portion, it goes straight into the script with plenty of scares and some smiles.

Bottom line – If you love movies like Insidious and 1408, Demonte Colony is a must watch for you!

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 4/5