Ek Thi Daayan (2013) Movie Review

By Goher Iqbal Punn Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

emraan in ek thi daayan-showbizbitesEk Thi Daayan (2013) movie review is out and you guys can read on the same below. The film has hit the screens today and the movie review written by Film Critic Goher Iqbal Punn is dished out for our viewers as under.

Producer: Ekta Kapoor

Director: Kannan Iyer

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sen Sharma

Music: Vishal Bhardwaj

Rating: 4/5 **** (Four Stars)

Emraan Hashmi, the actor who is famous for his brilliance in acting, comes up with his latest outing ‘Ek Thi Daayan’, a film churned out by Ekta Kapoor. Ekta not only has shown her brilliant skills of producing great masterpieces in television but also has showed off her dexterity in producing catchy and marvelous movies in Bollywood

The films like Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kya Kool Hain Hum, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, The Dirty Picture and other show off her dexterity in churning out award-winning movies. Ekta now comes up with a horror flick this time around ‘Ek Thi Daayan’.

ek thi daayan-still-showbizbitesHorror movies have been working well among the audiences and it is nonetheless a success formula provided that the content is great to get lured with. If the content is not catchy, the film is bound to bomb at the box office example being Aatma, which released recently starring Bipasha Basu in main lead. But the film with classy and attractive content such as Raaz 3 work big time at the box office and among the filmgoers.

The films on the subjects of black magic, ghosts and spirits have been playing wonderful with the Hindi cinema goers and this is the reason, filmmakers develop confidence to make movies on these subjects. Ek Thi Daayan too walks on the same lines and talks about ghosts.

Bobo (Emraan Hashmi) is a prominent magician of India. He has a girlfriend Tamara (Huma Qureshi). His life is now falling apart. He develops hallucinations which lead him to consult with a psychiatric. When he goes through a hypnotism session, a frightening story from his childhood days comes up involving a ominous power called Daayan who has ruined his family and also vowed to return to haunt the magician. He decides not to focus on it and move with the ongoing of life. By the time when his love life and career is at utter throttle, Lisa Dutt (Kalki Koechlin) enters into the scene. Bobo is of the view that Lisa is actually a daayan. What happens next is what ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ revolves around.

huma qureshi-ekthidaayan-showbizbitesThe film has a gripping story that allures the souls. Screenplay by Vishal Bhardwaj and Mukul Sharma is magnificent and attention-grabbing. The script carries lesser flaws which are ignorable. It makes the viewers glued to the screens. Direction is first rate by the first time director Kannan Iyer. Vishal Bhardwaj’s music is well-scored and glides on the ears with catchy melodies. Saurabh Goswami’s cinematography is fabulous. The dark frames, which are the necessity of the horror films, have been used magnificently. Visual effects by Prana Studios are praiseworthy. Clinton Cerejo’s background score is apt to the nature of the subject of the film.

Emraan Hashmi slips into the character with super ease and delivers the performance with conviction. Konkona Sen Sharma proves that she is a brilliant actress and she can show her dexterity in horror films. Huma Quershi is first rate. Kalki Koechlin looks classy in her role. Rest of the cast goes well with the characters as well.

Final Verdict:

Ek Thi Daayan is a well-made horror film with novelty and power packed performances by the leading stars. From screenplay to direction, music to all departments of the film, Ekta Kapoor’s Ek Thi Daayan is an exceptional film to watch on screen.

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