Aval aka Gruham.PR Handout

If you are bored of the usual horror-comedy movies made in Kollywood and are keenly waiting to watch a film on the lines of Conjuring in Tamil, Siddharth's Aval is probably for you. It is a horror film based on a real-life incident. 

Actor Siddharth and director Milind Rau are friends for over a decade. They both had worked under Mani Ratnam as his associates. Together they have penned the script and brought this film after working on it for four years which tells how much time they invested on this project.

Aval has also been made in Telugu (Gruham) and Hindi (The House Next Door). The movie marks the Bollywood debut of Andrea Jeremiah. The film has Girishh G's music and Shreyaas Krishna's cinematography.


Siddharth is a doctor and Andrea his wife. The A newly-wed couple experiences strange incidents at their neighbourhood. They refuse to believe that supernatural powers are at play initially, but soon they realise that their new location is a haunted place. How the doctor tries to save the inhabitants of the house next door from evil spirits forms the crux of the story.

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The movie has garnered positive reviews from the audience. Find the viewers' response to the film below:

Surendhar MK: #Aval: Sumptuous twists & turns. @Actor_Siddharth, @Milind_Rau deliver wat dey promised. Good a see a genuinely written horror sans cliches.
#Aval interval block is surely one of the best sequences of 2017. Mind-blowing aural experience. Staged with excellent technical finesse.
Enjoyed #Aval. Bona-fide horror Topnotch soundscape, meticulously conceived good old scare tactics & quite a few spine-chilling moments.

Haricharan Pudipeddi: #Aval interval block will send chills down your spine. Gloriously created stretch.
In the horror space, #Aval pushes the envelope; it does so by successfully evading the usual cliches associated with the genre. Well done

Kaushik LM‏: #Aval 1st half - Technically topnotch as @Actor_Siddharth said all along. Visuals, BGM score & the sound elements are driving the film ahead
#Aval 2nd half - There is no let-off in the level of intensity & scares. Totally worth the time Happy that a film walks the talk. Do watch
#Aval 1st half -Very good. Highly intense, gripping horror-psychological thriller. Has some seriously pulse-pounding stuff. Interval block
#Aval - My rating 3.75/5.. Do watch in a good theater for the proper experience. Expecting this to work grt with horror fans. Possible Hit
#Aval -Isn't inferior in any way to acclaimed foreign horror-psychological thrillers. Yavarum Nalam, Demonte, Maya & now the next level here

Ramesh Bala: #Aval 1st Half: Building up to be a Solid horror thriller.. Good amount of thrills.. Top-notch technical support..

Sanjana‏: Watched #Aval, mind blown. Almost threw off popcorn in fear. @Actor_Siddharth, please make more films!

Rohit Venkatraman‏: #Aval one of those spine chilling horror flicks where you'd crave for an interMission . This is never your routine pei padam - Thumbs up
#Aval does leave an lasting impact when you end up getting Nightmares , hope its just for last night.

Dinesh‏: #Aval interval - Spine-chilling adult horror thriller. Superb casting. Riveting and no dull moments. Technically first-rate

Cine Magic Movies‏: #Aval 3.5/5 Spine chilling moments with top notch cinematography,BGM and intense gripping screenplay throughout. Congrats @Actor_Siddharth !

Trichy Cinemas: #Aval Intervel - Big thumbs up to the TEAM #Thriller @Actor_Siddharth @Etaki_Entertain @DoneChannel1

Nishanth‏: #Aval - Technically brilliant. Great writing n execution from @Milind_Rau. Best wishes @Actor_Siddharth @andrea_jeremiah
#Aval-interesting and engaging horror film. Terrific performance frm all the actors @Actor_Siddharth @andrea_jeremiah @atul_kulkarni.

Sathish Kumar: #Aval First Half - Complete Horror Flick with wonderful BGM & awesome cinematography.
#Aval A Hollywood type horror flick without any compromises, which will satisfy the target audience. Strictly 4 Adults @Actor_Siddharth

Rajasekar: #Aval 1st half-easily one of the best horror thrillers I've seen in Indian cinema. Waiting for the 2nd half now. Spine-tingling

Karthik Keramalu‏: #Aval is hauntingly good. A pure genre film after a long time (in Tamil cinema).

Review Ram‏: #Aval (Tamil) - Interval - Though certain sequences could've been a lot more better. 'Decent' so far. (2/2) @Actor_Siddharth @Milind_Rau

Mani Gandan‏: Sema promoting... proud to vijay anna veriyan #BB #Mersal @Atlee_dir @ThenandalFilms we are with you #MersalVsModi