Amazon Prime Video has released the teaser of the upcoming Kannada horror film, Mane No. 13, on Friday. The film is set to release on November 26 and will become the fourth Kannada film to release on the streaming platform, after Law, French Biriyani and Bheemasena Nalamaharaja.
Written and directed by debutant Vivy Kathiresan, Mane No. 13 is the story of five best friends (Sanjeev, Chethan Gandharva, Aishwarya Gowda, Praveen Prem, and Varsha Bollamma) who get stuck in a seemingly haunted house, Mane No. 13 (House No. 13). In the teaser, the friends are seen struggling to get out of the house, which seems occupied by ghost souls with supernatural powers.
The storyline in the one-minute teaser for Mane No. 13 bears an uncanny resemblance to the 2013 Hindi horror film, Horror Story where a group of friends plan to stay at a haunted hotel for a night, a decision that changes their lives forever.
In an interview with Silverscreen India, Bollamma said Mane No. 13 will be her first Kannada film. “It’s a Kannada movie and I am a Kannadiga, from Bangalore. So, everybody back home can enjoy it,” she said. Bollamma’s last film was Middle Class Melodies , a Telugu film that premiered on November 20 on Amazon Prime Video. Before that, she starred in the 2019 Telugu film Jaanu.
Mane No. 13‘s release was reportedly delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, following which the filmmakers opted for a digital release. It was initially slated for a November 19 release on Amazon Prime Video but the streaming service has now pushed the date by nearly a week.
With music composed by A M Sah, cinematography by Sandeep Sadashiv, and editing by Castro, Mane No. 13 is produced by D Krishna Chaitanya’s Sri Swarnalatha Productions. Chaitanya has produced horror films like 6-5=2 (2013) and Karvva (2016).