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13B (2009)

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Director Vikram explores the possibilities for terror when the television becomes aware of the power it holds over the average family, and decides that it's time to take control. In a world that never sleeps, the only source of relaxation for many is the household television. Previously just another appliance like the refrigerator or oven, the television of the 21st century is thought by many to reveal the hierarchy of the family; whoever controls the television remote controls the family. But what happens when the television becomes sentient and decides that it's time for a change? This is what happens to Manohar and his family upon moving into their new home at 13B. Realizing to his horror that their television has stopped showing them the facts and started showing them the things that it wants them to see, Manohar must race to save his family from becoming unfortunate victims of the digital age.

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Cast

Madhavan
as Manohar
Sachin Khedekar
as Dr. Shinde
Murali Sharma
as Inspector Shiva
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Critic Reviews for 13B

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Despite its near-total absence of subtlety, bloated running time and, yes, even the inclusion of a couple of out-of-place musical sequences -- does manage to change to a relatively new channel.

March 6, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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There's a disarmingly benign, albeit decidedly precious, charm to the film.

March 11, 2009 | Full Review…
New York Press

A rare example of a flat-out Indian horror movie [that] borrows liberally from The Amityville Horror playbook and familiar Asian horror tropes, but the haunted soap opera is a new wrinkle.

March 6, 2009 | Full Review…
Miss FlickChick

J-horror-styled supernatural thriller from India doesn't have the gore or intensity of the real thing, and for many in the mainstream, that's a relief. Low-budget-looking but effective, with a great central gimmick.

March 6, 2009 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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