Filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan, who is excited about the release of his upcoming film Aksar 2, says it’s an old-fashioned suspense drama.

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Last week, suspense thriller Ittefaq released, but Mahadevan says while that movie is about “who is the killer”, his Aksar 2 is about why was it done and how was it done.

Asked whether the trend of suspense thriller films is coming, he said: Ittefaq is about ‘whodunnit’ or ‘who is the killer’. In Aksar 2, it’s about ‘how done it’ and ‘why done it’ which makes it more intricate and more fascinating.

'Aksar 2' an old-fashioned suspense drama: Ananth Mahadevan
“Old-Fashioned Suspense Drama With Black Humour”: Ananth Mahadevan On Aksar 2

“It’s actually a good old-fashioned suspense drama with black humour in it and I feel audience will come out of theatres entertained by the story and plot.”

Mahadevan spoke at the second trailer launch of the film here on Monday.

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In India, filmmakers very rarely experiment in the suspense thriller genre. Asked what prompted him to make this film, Mahadevan said: “It’s one of the reasons why I attempted this film. The good old-fashioned suspense drama which came from Alfred Hitchcock days… It has been rarely exploited in Indian cinema.

“It has been long since a pure suspense film has been released.”

Aksar 2 stars Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Lillete Dubey, Mohit Madaan and S. Sreesanth in key roles. It will release on November 17. The film is a sequel to 2006 film with the same name. The film had stars like Dino Morea and Emraan Hashmi in lead and was directed by Ananth Mahadevan. Aksar’s music album was a hit affair in those days and one of the most like song was Soniye sung by KK went onto becoming a chartbuster.

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