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Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Romance, Thriller | 18 April 2013 (India)
A popular illusionist is haunted by a witch.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bobo
... Diana
... Lisa Dutt
... Tamara
... Prof Mathur
... Dr. Ranjan Palit (as Rajatava Datta)
Vishesh Tiwari ... Young Bobo (as Visshesh Tiwari)
... Misha
Bhavesh Balchandani ... Zubin
... Sangeeta
Shirina Sambyal ... Anna
Deepak Dhadwal ... Principal
Habib ... Old Watchman
Kanupriya Gupta ... Girl on Beach
Prem Parmar ... Young Watchman
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Bobo is a popular and talented illusionist, but he is haunted by his past. When disturbing hallucinations cause him to become distracted during his stage show, he seeks the help of a psychiatrist. Through hypnosis, he is able to recall suppressed memories of his childhood. In his youth, Bobo suspected the nanny who cared for him and his younger sister to be a Daayan -a demon who practices witchcraft and devil-worship. Now as an adult, Bobo is paranoid that the reincarnated witch is returning for him... Written by L. Hamre

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Rani Mukerji was offered the role but rejected it. See more »

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Great innovative horror
19 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I saw the first show of Ek Thi Daayan in Dubai yesterday. It was one of the most ingenuous horror movies that I have watched in a while.

The movie is based on the concept of witchcraft and has been dealt in a deft and creepy manner. While there are many things that stand out in the movie, some of the prominent ones are - Konkona Sen's creepy characterization, Junior Emraan's innocence and mannerisms and above all, the mind blowing climax.

The movie starts with the protagonist, a magician who fails in an act and injures his colleague. There are visions that occur to him, which seem unusual for a while in the movie but as the movie unravels, everything makes sense. To say anything more about the movie would be to spoil the enjoyment. I would actively recommend it to every Horror lover.


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