Venu Thottempudi stars in OTT debut series Athidhi, streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar, directed by Bharath Y.G. and also featuring Avanthika Mishra, Venkatesh Kakumanu, and Aditi Gautam.
The plot is built around a mysterious woman, Maaya, showing up at Ravi Varma's mansion, wherein Ravi and YouTuber Savari believe she is a ghost, leading to series of events.
Though the story appears good on paper, the execution on screen is lacking, with the horror elements and plot twists not packed with enough punch.
Despite failing to deliver expected thrills, the performances by Thottempudi, Mishra, and Kakamanu are praised, particularly Thottempudi's subtle performance in this horror thriller.
The direction by Bharath Y.G, while presenting a good story, could have been improved, and the potential of the subject was left unutilized.