Phobia is too many things. Phobia can be termed as the new age cinema in genres like horror and thriller. Phobia is refreshing due to its treatment. Phobia is something never seen before, it is one of its kind.
Pavan Kriplani is crystal clear about his vision and what exactly he wants to present to the audience. His execution proves that his vision is not tampered. Phobia needs extra concentration while watching it. It starts very ordinarily building up your interest for the awesomeness ahead. Phobia might have countable scary scenes but they are top notch. Throughout the film Pavan plays with your mind by keeping you engaged in the screenplay. Throughout the film you are with the character. Location wise film revolves is one apartment but the incidents are spooky enough to scare you.
Radhika Apte successfully carries the entire film on her shoulder. She makes sure that her performance is the highlight of the film. Other characters do justice to their part making the scenes enjoyable. The entire credit for the film being likeable should go to the director Pavan Kriplani. His direction skills makes Phobia worth a watch. Editing is pitch perfect and background score is just apt.
It is very difficult that a film just on bases of its unique idea turns out to be so good. Phobia has just one problem. Towards the end, instead of things becoming clear the film leads towards confusion which remains a puzzle even after it ends. In such situation, Pavan comes to the rescue. Even though films ends on a confused note you are plain thrilled by the concept and the execution. Phobia can be easily watched for its novelty and uniqueness. Undoubtedly a step ahead as far as Bollywood cinema is concerned.