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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.


Saurab Narang (as Sourabh Usha Narang)




Credited cast:
Vicky Ahuja ... Helper
J.D. Chakravarthi ... Virag Rao
Ahsaas Channa
Peeya Rai Chowdhary Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Radhika (as Piya Rai Choudhray)
Zakir Hussain ... Dinesh Dubey - Zombie
Rasika Joshi ... Rukma - Maid
Purab Kohli ... Murli - Radhika's boyfriend
Bansaree Madhani Bansaree Madhani ... Jyoti Tatya Topiwala (as Bansree Bhupesh Madhani)
Meghna Malik ... Zombie
Rafiqa Rafiqa
Sushmita Sen ... Jhilmil 'Jill' V. Rao
Chintan Atul Shah Chintan Atul Shah ... Manish Tatya Topiwala
Sayaji Shinde ... Inspector Bhupal Gorpade
Rajpal Yadav ... Rajpal (mad guy)


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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Not too bad.....Not too bad at all!
16 February 2005 | by hytzSee all my reviews

Overall this was a pretty good movie!(Definitely worth a watch)

Usually i never write comments for movies, but felt that the comments left by the others, were a bit to harsh on the movie.

Often before watching a movie i check out its rating on IMDb, to see whether its worth watching or not and i so with this movie too. After seeing the rating and reviews, i wasn't really looking forward to watching the movie but i had the movie on one of those 3 in 1 DVD's hence watched it anyway.

Well after watching it i was pretty surprised to find it was decent movie, hence this review and a recommendation to others to give the movie a chance. Don't get me wrong by any means, this is not a polished piece of cinema or even of the horror genre but its not as bad as others have made out either. Also i found that watching the movie on my PC alone in my room did the trick in terms of making the movie a little more scary (although that day i was jumping at shadows hence I'm not sure exactly how much credit to give to the movie for that:))


Decent movie(with flaws as others have mentioned), but worth a watch and great acting from the child actor and Sushmita Sen always puts in a very solid performance. Also it nice to see Bollywood become more diverse, rather then sticking to a the love theme constantly, hence movie like this and directors such as RGV and Mani Ratnam are appreciated.


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22 October 2004 (India) See more »

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Pune, Maharashtra, India See more »

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