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Could AIYAI: Wrathful Soul be Australia's new Conjuring?

AIYAI is a new supernatural thriller that boasts an exciting screenplay, as well as a diverse cast and crew.

It’s not often that we’ll get an independent horror film in Australia of this scale. Written and directed by Ilanthirayan Alan Arumugam, he takes his experience to the Australian industry, crafting a new storytelling style for AIYAI that is sure to engage a wider audience.

The story revolves around a young man, Kiran who becomes plagued by mysterious tragedies. While these incidents continue to baffle the police and investigators, Kiran’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic with each tragedy – experiencing visions of events he is neither able to understand nor explain.

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Kiran looks like he’s had a rough day.

Little does he realise, that he is the conduit for an unknown spirit which lures victims to their chilling fates.

What does AIYAI mean?

The word “AIYAI” takes its origin from Indian literature and refers to a woman from a homeless clan of gypsies who have remained homeless for generations. It metaphorically means ‘princess’, although she is often ostracised by the rest of society for her differences.

When she suffers a horrific death, she returns as a restless ghost to take revenge on her wrongdoers.

Sounds like the most terrifying revenge story I’ve ever heard.

Check out the trailer for it below!

It’s undeniable that its creepy undertones are what’s going to make this film stand out from other Australian films.

What really stands out for me on a personal note is the vastly different style of filmmaking, which really shine through even in a 20 second teaser trailer.

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Shot in Queensland, Australians will definitely find that the movie hits close to home.

AIYAI: Wrathful Soul will make its way into theatres very soon. Make sure to keep your eye out for it.

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