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Vaastu Shastra (2004)

Jhilmil and Virag move to their new house with son Rohan and Jhilmil's younger sister Radhika. There is an old tree outside the house. The tree and the house are haunted by the dead.

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Virag Rao
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ...
Radhika (as Piya Rai Choudhray)
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Dinesh Dubey - Zombie
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Rukma - Maid
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Murli - Radhika's boyfriend
Bansaree Madhani ...
Jyoti Tatya Topiwala (as Bansree Bhupesh Madhani)
Meghna Malik ...
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Rafiqa
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Jhilmil 'Jill' V. Rao
Chintan Atul Shah ...
Manish Tatya Topiwala
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Inspector Bhupal Gorpade
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Rajpal (mad guy)
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Dr. Jhilmil Rao works in a Pune Hospital, and lives in a flat with her writer husband, Virag her sister, Radhika; and son, Rohan. The family decides to re-locate to Saswade about 12 km from Pune in a spacious bungalow. Virag finds the necessary solitude to carry on with his writing, Radhika and Jhilmil take the car for college and work respectively, while Rohan is delighted that he has ample place to play. He soon befriends two other children Manish and Jyoti and informs his parents accordingly. Since there is no neighbor anywhere within sight, they think that he has an active imagination like his dad. They decide to hire a maid, Rukma, to look after him. Subsequently, Rohan complains that Rukma had tried to kill him by trying to push him under a truck, but Rukma denies this. Rohan also accuses Rukma of stealing property from their house, which Rukma vehemently denies. The next day the Police Inspector Bhupal Gorpade, informs the Raos that Rukma has been killed by a hit and run driver... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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One of the best horror movies in India!!
8 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

RGV continues with his ability to surprise the audience in this movie - sometimes a positive and sometimes a negative surprise. I found this movie positively surprising. A masterpiece in the genre of horror movies in India the movie carries on the legacy created by Bhoot and grips you slowly with fear. The eeriness quotient rises as the movie progresses and its not about the ghosts with funny caricature like faces but about something which you can feel. I would rate this in the league of Raat by Revathi. RGV has the ability to create an eerie atmosphere without usage of much of dialogues between the characters. The tempo of the movie is a bit slow initially but really speeds up in the end. The climax is apt for the theme.


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