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13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 6 March 2009 (India)
A man experiences a supernatural occurrence at his newly purchased apartment; a soap opera being telecast exclusively on his TV, which shows the future of his family.



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Cast overview:
Manohar 'Manu' (as R. Madhavan)
Sushma - Manohar's mom
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Kamdar (as Dhrithiman Chaterjee)
Inspector Shiva (as Murali Sharma)
Amar Upadhyaya ...
(as Amar Upadhayay)
Vinay Jain
Sheila's grandma
Advocate Ram Charan (as Sampath)
Sanjaih Bokaria ...
R. Manoj (as Sanjaih)


In today's world, the major source of relief, information and entertainment is the TV. So much so, that it has moved up from its modest position of being just another 'household appliance' to actually determining the power equation in a family. It is easy to identify the hierarchy in the family depending on who controls the remote control. So what happens when the TV realizes this power and begins to take control? What happens when instead of showing you the facts, the TV, begins to show you what it wants you to see? What happens when Manohar, to his great horror, realizes that this is exactly what is happening with his wonderful family, who has just moved into their sweet new home at 13B. Written by Anonymous

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Fear has a new address


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Release Date:

6 March 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

13Б: У страха новый адрес  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,752 (USA) (6 March 2009)


$12,235 (USA) (20 March 2009)

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The film was released in Tamil as Yavarum Nalam on the same day. See more »


When the Electrician sent by Manohar to drill holes in the Pooja room gets a shock, we can see the electric socket on the wall, but later when Manohar is checking the room the wall is bare. Additionally, when Manohar is hammering the nails the first time and enters the Puja room, there is no electrical socket. So the electrical outlet was stuck to the wall only when the Eletrician comes in. See more »


Version of Yaavarum Nalam (2009) See more »


Yavarum Nalam Theme
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa)
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21 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One chilling fact of nature that has stayed with me for years was the notion we will take for granted the importance of oxygen until there is a lack of it. We never really pay heed to something that is in our lives everyday, and therefore is relatively ignored. As such, our dependency on technology has grown to such extent that, without it, mankind would quickly crumble as a civilization.

A breed of horror has arisen prominently in the new millennium that exploits this very idea, and in rather creative ways: What if basic living was suddenly turned against us? When there is no place like home, do you really own it? Or does it own you? When I watched this film through I couldn't help but realize I witnessed a subtler adaptation of Mikael Håfström's "1408". But this was certainly not a bad thing. Oh no, not at all. 13B expands past 1408's borders quite brilliantly. With it, blending in the elements of The Ring, Final Destination, and Poltergeist (with a sprinkling of quirky humor) to a delectable mix of "that inanimate object has the ability to kill you in 150 ways" paranormal paranoia. The majority of the dialog is Hindi but coherency isn't an issue for 13B, as the tone-sensitive visuals tell the tale just as effectively. The acting and score also carries the plot well.

I had a few minor qualms with 13B. The dialog at times seemed unnatural, almost forced. Camera movement was also a problem. Some scenes had the camera volatile to enhance suspense but for me it did the opposite.

13B is a fine example of intellectual horror. It does not force feed the suspense, but allows the viewer to build their own overtime as the protagonist becomes aware of the unnatural forces manipulating his and his family's mentality to the breaking point.

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