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Swaha: Life Beyond Superstition (2010)

A Holy man has an unsettling experience after visiting the house of one of his devotees.

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Rikkee ... Raj J. Oberoi
Manoylo Svitlana ... Eli (as Svitlana)
... Gurudev Maharaj
Jiten Mukhi ... Jayant Oberoi
Shekar Shukla ... Kapoor
Madhuri Sanjeev ... Sharda J. Oberoi
... Baba Sankataprasad
Tarun Shukla ... Patel
Abhay Shankar
Sravani Goswami ... Kamlabai
Hanumann
Susheel Parashara ... (as Susheel Parasar)
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Abhishek
Baby Ananya ... Jenny D;Costa
Anil
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For the first time ever Guru Maharaj decides to leave his Ashram and visits the house of one his devotees, Jayant Oberoi. He is very welcomed by Jayant and his wife, Sharda, and is informed that their son, Raj, who is not present, has gone to a Mandir to perform prayers. The Guru is pleased and even decides to spend the night there, but ends up leaving abruptly after having nightmares and an unsettling occult experience. The next day Jayant's maidservant, Kamla, notices blood oozing from the wall in the shape of a crucifix, informs Sharda, who, in turn informs her husband, but the latter finds no evidence. While welcoming Raj's Caucasian girlfriend, Eli, from the United States, he finds that his son has been spending more time in bars, pubs, and consuming alcohol then in meditation amidst numerous other unexplained incidents, accidents, deaths, and financial losses. Little does he know that Guru Maharaj himself is facing mystical challenges and must seek answers from Baba ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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12 March 2010 (India)  »

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The Surprise Bollywood Horror of 2010.
24 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

How many people have watched Swaha? Did it earn commercial success? I think it deserves to be at least a hit because the movie is a much better horror product than many Bollywood has churned out.

The plot is well thought out and due focus given to each character. I was pleasantly surprised to see substance in almost all roles in the movie, right from the hero, heroine, the parents, the swamiji to even the drivers and the servant of the house. The entire movie is filled with relatively unknown actors except Rajesh Vivek(of Lagaan fame) but all of 'em do a fine job. Unlike hyped movies like Phoonk 2 from RGV's factory & others that believe in lot of gory bloodshed & violence to create fear, the low-budget Swaha has none of it and still induces creeps. There's a lesson to learn here.

But Swaha has it's negative side too, mainly the acting of the lead actors. Newcomers & lovers in the movie, Rikkee and foreign actor Svitlana are as good as wood in their performances. Besides that, maybe the final confrontation between the ghost hunter Rajesh Vivek & the spirits could have been dealt differently or better.

Verdict: Swaha is a solid surprise. No big shakes but not a crap either.


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