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Ek Thi Daayan Reviews

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March 13, 2016
Day: Thursday
Date: 10 March 2016
Time: 10.30 pm
With: No One
½ May 30, 2015
A great performance by Emraan and Konkona Sen Sharma makes this horror movie a good entertainer
½ April 12, 2015
If this film had ended at the interval point, I would have given it 5-STARS rating. The first half is absolutely Terrific and is the best horror ever made in Bollywood.
November 7, 2013
something different from the run-of-the-mill bollywood movies. sustains the interest till the end, although the end was a bit of a letdown for me.
½ September 11, 2013
After watching it's promo, I was expecting some quality horror in Bollywood film but alas this one suffers from "Curse of Second half & cliches". After it's terrific & scarier first half with excellent background score by Clinton Cerejo & some fine performances by Konkana Sen Sharma, Pawan Malhotra & Vishwesh Tiwari film does offer you something new. But it's the second half which is almost like some Vikram Bhatt movie with full of cliches where only Emraan Hashmi infuses some life but that tepid & stale writing reduces the second half to pure non sense. Massively disappointed by Vishal Bhardwaj's writing & pathetic performances by Huma Qureshi & Kalki Koechilin.
August 28, 2013
Love Konkona Sen Sharma!!
July 28, 2013
Was a descent thriller frm Bollywood didn't expect that ending... '
½ July 22, 2013
too many twists and turns turns it more into a mystery & suspense movie than a horror movie....emraan was good as ever but the story lacked the edge to keep you on the edge of your seat for too long :/
one watch for sure though :)
July 20, 2013
The twist in the end didnt make sense at all and messed up the whole meaning of the movie...
Super Reviewer
½ June 30, 2013
Fueled with all sorts of twists and turns, the vehicle offers neither any thrilling or any scary moments. As the movie goes ahead, you're already ahead of it. Like they've picked up some commendable pieces from the best flicks in this genre, and tried to fix the pieces to get something incredible. Unfortunately, the outcome is below average. The casting and a few performances didn't help to make this weak story worthwhile. Nothing here to make it recommendable.
June 21, 2013
Won't look at braids the same way again...muhahaha ;-)
½ June 15, 2013
Usual Bollywood rubbish.
½ April 26, 2013
An enjoyable dark fairy tale. A taste of something new- until the final third.
April 25, 2013
I have never seen a witch played so effectively then Konkona Sen Sharma. She is just amazing in it.
April 23, 2013
Ok movie!!! Ending was screwed up!!!
April 23, 2013
"Daayan (witch) ka asli roop khoobsurat aur darawna hota hai" - It is the most iconic dialogue of this movie that floats the Dayaan's boat. I am not sure exactly what reasons people will have for seeing this movie; surely enjoyment won't be the one, because what we get here aren't the delicious chills of a Daayan.
Ek thi Daayan is an unusual script, because it doesn't contain the spiritual powers, tantric's jantar mantar etc. Daayan is full of suspense. Konkona Sen as a Daayan has great coquetry behaviour, and her style in every scene shows her sincerity & dedication.
No bollywood movie is complete without music. Though Daayan doesn't require the musical ingredient but it has few good songs espcially "tote ud gaye".
Do yourself a favour; don't watch Daayan if you have a weak heart.
½ April 22, 2013
Bollywood's own Insidious ..
April 22, 2013
While the initial concept was good, flying dayaans in sarees was really hilarious...... Watch out for Part 2, Ek tha Brian
April 21, 2013
Good overall. Konkana was great.
½ April 21, 2013

I was very exited that a horror movie is coming from the banner of vishal baradhwaj and ektakapoor which includes a wonderful cast of imraan and konkana sen and these dragged me to see what a daayan can do and here is my review.

STORY & PLOT: the basic plot of this story is very good giving a new fragrance to the bollywood horror genre and in a nut shell is that how bobo played by imraan saves his mind and his family from a haunting daayan and more than this i am not going to reveal the plot as it is the life of a horror movie

CAST&PERFORMANCES: The cast and performances in this movie are very good as the cast included very talented artists and especially the performances of imraan and konkana sen are really good . The other artists like kalki and huma qureshi have also did their parts quite well. And not to forget about the child artists who played brother and sister in the flashback episode are really gems for their age

TECHNICAL DEPARTMENTS: story and Direction department had effectively penned down the flashback episode and the first half of the movie which gave a new prespective to the indian horror genre but the second half rapidly descended to the normal stereotypic indian horror and especially the climax which is a biggest joke.
Music is not so effective except for one or two songs but the background score is well made perfectly fit to a horror movie. There is nothing much to talk about the other departments.

ANALYSIS: this movie gives a hope to the horror movie lovers because of its new prespective but again they will fell the stereotyping in the latter half. First half is really good and sure to send chills down your spine but second half will mask off all the shivers given in the first half. IF THE PRE CLIMAX AND CLIMAX WERE AS GOOD AS THE FIRST HALF THEN THIS MOVIE WOULD AHVE BEEN A MILE STONE IN INDIAN HORROR MOVIES.
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