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Fright is Forbidden (2003)

Darna Mana Hai (original title)
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.

Director:

Prawaal Raman

Writers:

Atul Sabharwal, Rajnish Thakur (as Rajneesh Thakur) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sameera Reddy ... Shruti
Antara Mali ... Anjali
Sohail Khan ... Karan
Saif Ali Khan ... Anil Manchandani (Photographer)
Boman Irani ... Hotel owner
Raghuvir Yadav Raghuvir Yadav ... Dayashankar Pandey (Teacher)
Revathy ... Pramila's mother
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Gayathri (as Shilpa Shetty)
Sanjay Kapoor ... Sanjay
Nana Patekar ... John Rodrigues
Vivek Oberoi ... Amar
Aftab Shivdasani ... Purab
Sushant Singh Sushant Singh
Isha Koppikar ... Abhilasha
Rajpal Yadav ... Apple vendor
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fright is Forbidden See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The famous song " Unchained Melody" is featured in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, there were seven friends telling the stories and a killer but at the end, when they were seen sitting under the tree there were only six friends with the killer. See more »

Connections

Followed by Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Darna Mana Hai
Written by Lalit Marathe
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Ninad Kamat
Courtesy of Zee Music
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Nice compilation of creative stories that are good better than the American stories
8 January 2006 | by anjshaikSee all my reviews

Very good movie with a multistar cast unique to cinema viewing 6 stories only 4 of them which are really good the 2 stories which i don't like are the homework story and the apple story first of all the homework story isn't that good and well it's different from the other stories and the apple story is just wow bad people turning into apples come on and the ending isn't strong enough either and stupid because the movie would have been interesting had it had a different ending besides the ending and the 2 crappy stories this movie is a pleasure to watch and can make for great cinema and can be quite a great entertainer good movie great directorial debut by Prawal Raman and great script written by Ram Gopal varma's selected writers and driectors and for the first time Ram Gopal Varma did a great job a t producing a movie hats off to him and Prawal


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