Movie Review: Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

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Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film is jointly written by Mukul Sharma and Vishal Bharadwaj, which stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles, is Based on a real cult, this film brings to you the truth you cannot handle.It is an entertaining romantic thriller with an electrifying jolt at the end.

Bobo is India’s leading magician. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help.

Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister power called Daayan who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to haunt Bobo.

He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life. Just when his career and love life is at full throttle, enters the irresistible Lisa Dutt.

Bobo is convinced that she is the daayan. But is she, really? Or is he just losing his mind?

Positively, among the most keenly awaited films of the new year, EK THI DAAYAN, marks the first ever association of two creative powerhouses – Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “This film is far ahead of any of the recent horror films that you have watched. Watch it especially for the performances.”
Yahoo Movies
3.5 “EK THI DAAYAN is an imaginative and appealing supernatural thriller. The film is placed in a relatable world.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “You may not like the film if transcendental stuff doesn’t move you.”
Times Of India
3.5 “Powered by terrific performance Ek Thi Daayan is a ghost story with novelty as its glory.. have a date with this mate at this nearest screen.”
3.5 “Ek Thi Daayan is a nightmare, hell scary and will leave giving goose-bumps. Honestly, one of the scariest movies I’ve ever watched so far. Do not give a miss to this!”
One India
3.0 “Ek Thi Daayan is a smartly crafted and a highly original film.”
3.0 “Count the visual splendour and hummable music among the plusses, and you have a fairly engaging horror film that could have been so much more!”
3.0 “EK THI DAAYAN keeps up to the ‘chill’ factor. Apart from being a horror flick, it has a well thought out suspense plot.”
3.0 “By all means, do watch this movie for it will send a chill up your spine. However, be prepared to run the risk of disappointment in the second half.”
3.0 “An unfamiliar terrain of Supernatural thriller which is sliced straight from native folklores. The film maintains its enthralling suspense for the entire first part.”
3.0 “You may watch the film for the fine show put up by the actors.”
Zee News
3.0 “The film too unfolds evenly, it creeps and lurks in the right corners and springs a scary surprise at the right moments. It’s creepy enough to keep you engaged without questioning the plot logic.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “The riveting parts of Ek This Daayan are far outnumbered by the limp moments. Yet it is worth a watch owing to the idiosyncratic treatment of a done-to-death genre.”
NDTV Movies
2.5 “Ek Thi Daayan deserves full marks for its unblemished and watertight first half. The second however is a total waste.”
Negative Reviews
1.0 ““Ek Thi Daayan” has some eerie moments, but on the whole, it is not a scary film. Nor is it effective horror. Watch it only if you must.”
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