Kalki Koechlin plays Alisha Khanna, a romance novelist in Bhram. She has the PTSD of her husband, and to help her get over it, she is invited by her sister and brother-in-law played by Ankita Puri and Sanjay Suri to spend some time in Shimla. On her arrival at their home, she begins to see mysterious people, encounters her past and meets different people and confronts various situations.
Although the principal character's traumatic consciousness is excellent in the web series, Alisha's dilemma has been shown in an unimpressive and sometimes pathetically juvenile manner.
However, the director Sangeeth Sivan evades expectable waves of outsourced scares. He also tries to form a sense of ominous from within the plot. Kalki does justice to the script. She makes the existence of unseen forces substantial through her eyes, conveying a reserved yet convinced promise of doom.
Besides Kalki, the other characters in Bhram are obscure and poorly moulded. They make very less or no efforts to give a conclusive outline to the people that are present in Alisha’s life more indeterminate about their existential inevitabilities than hers.
Probably if some more attention would have been given to the other characters besides that of Alisha, then Bhram would have been a better watch. It offers no elements of surprise in the compactly cloistered terror zone. The maker lays his complete trust on the abilities of Kalki, which is probably why it tends to lose the steam after a couple of episodes.
Although it comes under the supernatural genre, you would either have to be persistently devoted to this genre to see all its episodes or you should be a fan of Kalki who is willing to see her performance in any role.