Fantasy is a mind-bending exploration of mental games, hallucinations and of course fantasy. This is a fast-paced psychological thriller that runs wild with imagination, but keeps the audience hooked to the suspense that keeps getting murkier till it explodes to to an unsuspecting climax. It is a psychological thriller full of thrills and chills.
Akhil Ponnappa is a nine-year-old mentally ill child living in Coorg with his family. He begins to suspect the character played by Priyanka Shivanna of causing all the trouble in his family. But as the suspense unfolds we realise that what is reality and what is fantasy is in a strange mix.
The young boy (Anurag Patil) is taken to a psychiatrist (Gaurish Akki) for treatment. But the fight between reality and hallucination is just starting. The film is less than 2 hours long. But within this, it manages to stuff many a twists and turns and surprises.
Anurag as the young boy is a revelation. He comes up with a very good performance. Priyanka, the star from Kannada television is in a very good role which she manages to make it her own.
Fantasy is a promising film from Pavan Kumar R, who managed to convincingly narrate a psychological story in a limited setting. The screenplay is taught if a bit wayward at times. But overall, this is a good thriller that does not make use of excessive violence or gore to make the point.