Movie Preview: Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Ek Thi Daayan Directed by Kannan Iyer and Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj under Balaji Motion Pictures. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin.The film is is scheduled to be released on 18 April 2013. The film was earlier titled Daayan but later re-titled to Ek Thi Daayan.

Bobo is India’s top magician, a star. But unknown to even his beautiful girlfriend Tamara, his life is falling apart. Hallucinations about his dead kid sister Misha are casting a dark shadow on his life, threatening his very sanity. He is left with no option but to seek psychiatric help in the form of the rather odd Dr. Palit who puts him under regression hypnosis to go back to the distant past. When Bobo was 11 and Misha 6.

A terrifying childhood story surfaces in which a dark supernatural power, in the form of a daayan destroys Bobo’s family, his father and baby sister, leaving him orphaned and alone. Worse, the daayan promises to return to haunt him forever.

Dr. Palit dismisses Bobo’s visions as just fantasy and convinces Bobo to do the same. Bobo’s life returns to normalcy; he attains great heights as a magician; he marries Tamara and adopts the ten year old Zubin. They are a happy family till.

The irresistible Lisa Dutt enters their life. Bobo’s entire subconscious screams out “the daayan is back”. The great magician is pitted against the supernatural.

But nobody believes him, not Tamara, not Dr. Palit. In fact everybody loves Lisa. Bobo has to face the crucial question: is he losing his mind? Is it just his imagination that his life and family are under threat or is the daayan really back? Was there ever a daayan in his childhood?

Will it be too late before Bobo realizes the truth? Will he lose his family yet again?


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