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Seven friends, after their car breaks down in the middle of the night, find shelter and tell one another stories to kill time till dawn.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sameera Reddy ...
Shruti
Antara Mali ...
Anjali
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Karan
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Anil Manchandani (Photographer)
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Hotel owner
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Dayashankar Pandey (Teacher)
Revathy ...
Pramila's mother
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Gayathri
Sanjay Kapoor ...
Sanjay
Nana Patekar ...
John Rodrigues
Vivek Oberoi ...
Amar
Aftab Shivdasani ...
Purab
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Abhilasha
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Apple vendor
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Six city students take refuge in deserted ruins when stranded on a highway, and start telling each other scary stories to keep amused. The stories include: A husband trying to scare his wife; a man stuck at a creepy "healthy hotel"; a school teacher spooked by a child's homework; a housewife scared of apples; a bizarre lift on a freeway; and a college kid with an unusual power. Unlike the usual Indian horror film, this does not resort to sound effects and visuals for thrills. Each sketch has its moments, though a couple of them could have been brilliant with small script changes, and a resistance to oversimplifying. Most of the actors do decent jobs, especially Raghubir Yadav as the freaked-out school-teacher. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Six stories. One ending.

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The hotel where Anil stays is 3 storey building when shown from far. But when he walks close to the hotel it becomes two storey building. See more »

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References Campfire Tales (1997) See more »

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Darna Mix
Written by Lalit Marathe
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Naresh Kamat, Ninad Kamat and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Zee Music
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one of the best creative works in Indian cinema.
2 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

DARNA MANA HAI is the most refreshing movie of the year 2003.....and those who put it out as a crap are just a bunch of fools who have no idea of movie making.nor do they know the pulse of all the viewers. .

The only disappointment with this movie is that it has been advertised as horror...but is not much of it...its actually a fantasy thriller.

the movie is full of creative zests....something that few foul reviewers cant identify with....the BACKGROUND SOUNDTRACK and Camera-work are worth special mention.Though the film has many newcomers, they have delivered their parts very well, and the acting on the whole is quite good. also, the direction is slick and technically brilliant,although the screenplay needed some corrections. few of the stories were simply amusing and not scary at all....but they should be appreciated for their strange themes. Overall, a very good movie if you care for some really imaginative work. this one {supposed to be inspired from twilight zone, creep show...etc...} is much better than its Hollywood counterparts and cannot be ignored as a spin off..its nothing like it. A Truly GREAT AND CREATIVE MOVIE....WORTH WATCHING MANY TIMES.

P.S:--those who complain about the weird stories should be reminded that this is not a typical bollywood fare and is meant for those who like this subject, ONLY...the others can watch their own crap and need not post their stupid and idiotic comments.!!!


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