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Darna Mana Hai (2003)

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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

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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
Sushant Singh
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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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It was the debut film of Kiku Shradha ,Abhir Goswami & Gaurav Kapur. See more »

Goofs

When Karan's ghost drove away with his wife after putting water in the car's engine, the brake lights of his car were on as the car's distance increased from the camera indicating that it was not actually being driven but rather being hauled away by something else as the driver's foot was on the brakes. See more »

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Featured in You Must Be Scared (2006) See more »

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Written by Abbas Tyrewala
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Ravi Khote
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Bravo for the subject, The some of the mini stories were really bad picked?
3 August 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I was excited to watch the movie because when i read the names of the actors being used in the movie, i'm a big fan of Vivek oberoi and Nana Patekar, i like Saif Ali Khan's spotanuity, so i thought it will be a great experience all of these actors act together, so i was disappointed as soon as the first story started, but i admire that an indian films are turning into Hollywood style flicks without songs and subject that could be different from other movies. This movie cannot be compared with any other indian horror or thriller film. it stands by its own, but some stories were hard to believe and very comical at points. You cannot scare somebody if the story looses its believable factor. Like the first story was alright, it was scary with a twist. So was the School teacher one, it was very good it had a mystery element to it. Vivek oberoi's and Nana Patekar's story was scary and funny at the same time. it was well written i was just upset with their story's length. I thought they would have more of a role in the movie. Other stories were just a joke, The apple one, The cigarrete one and the stupidest of all was the Aftab shivadasani with supernatural powers one. It was hilarious more then it was scary. Scary was the seventh story the real one, with the six friends. At the end the movie had an issue to address that only way to get rid of your fears is to die. The ultimate fear is the death. This point was addressed very nicely. The movie would have been nicer if the stories would have chosen carefully. It would have been bit more scary.


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