Naina (2005)

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When a woman who lost her sense of sight at the age of five finally regains her ability to see as a young adult, the darkness that surrounds her still refuses to lift in a frightening voyage into the supernatural from director Shripal Morakhia. Naina was only a child, when as the moon moved in front of the sun on that fateful day in London, she lost both her eyesight and her parents in a tragic roadside accident. Fast forward 25 years later and Naina is finally released from her dark prison thanks to miraculous advances in modern medical science. Naina's horrors are far from over, though. Now, despite her ability to view the world around her, a deadly curse plagues Naina's waking hours as it slowly burrows its way into her psyche and drives her to the brink of madness.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror
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 wide
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Studio:
iDream Productions

Cast

Urmila Matondkar
as Naina Shah
Anuj Sawhney
as Dr. Samir Patel
Sulabha Arya
as Parvati Amma
Malavika
as Khemi
Amardeep Sha
as Somabai
Kamini Khanna
as Mrs. Shah
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½

Confusing, not too original (think Sixth Sense), and rather bland. The characters feel about as clueless as the audience and everything feels messy and slapped together. It ends up a bit on the boring side, and even then, it's forgettable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

An Indian remake of The Eye was necessary for what reason, exactly? Naina isn't bad as remakes go, but it's almost a scene-for-scene remake of the original film with just enough change to tailor it for an Indian audience... largely by setting it in London and a small Indian village. Otherwise, it is far more similar to the original Chinese version than even the (awful) American remake. Still, since this remake adds nothing other than Indian faces, why bother making it? We don't even get a big Bollywood song-and-dance segment. The actors are adequate. Annie, the girl in the hospital waiting to have an extra brain removed, wears a cheap skin-head wig that's readily apparent to any non-blind viewer. The actor playing the psychiatrist isn't very good, and he is probably one of the worst, most unethical psychiatrists in the history of medicine. But, really, if you've seen the original version of The Eye by the Pang brothers, you've already seen a better version of Naina, so why bother with it? Aside from a couple of attractive young Indian women, you're not missing anything by not seeing Naina.

Brian Seitzman
Brian Seitzman

The scenes of horror were pretty well done. The actress who played Naina annoyed me though and her character was annoying too. The story, however, wasn't too bad, but the ending sucks

Zaron Nokoro
Zaron Nokoro

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