New Delhi: Last 4-5 years have seen the emergence of filmmakers who are ready to bring innovation to the horror genre. The latest to join the list is Kannan Iyer whose ambitious project 'Ek Thi Daayan' is ready to influence the audience's mind.
The film revolves around a sought after magician Bobo (Emraan Hashmi) and his wife Tamara (Huma Qureshi). Situations change at great speed and suddenly Bobo finds himself trapped within his own mind as he starts hallucinating.
Soon, he realises that the secret to his problems has roots in his childhood. Now, he needs to solve the mystery of the omnipresent 'daayan' if he wants the peace of his mind back.
Last 4-5 years have seen the emergence of filmmakers who are ready to bring innovation to the horror genre.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Mukul Sharma have written the story of 'Ek Thi Daayan' while Ekta Kapoor has produced it. The film has been promoted well and thus every eye is on the outcome of Vishal Bhardwaj's collaboration with Ekta Kapoor.
Rohit Vats of IBNLive was inside the theatre to live tweet the experience of 'Ek Thi Daayan'.
9:45 AM: Stay tuned for the tweet review of #EkThiDaayan.
9:46 AM: Directed by Kannan Iyer, #EkThiDaayan revolves around a sought after magician.
9:50 AM: #EkThiDaayan stars Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi and Konkona Sen Sharma in important roles.
9:51 AM: Kalki Koechlin is said to be the surprise factor of #EkThiDaayan.
9:52 AM: What are your expectations from #EkThiDaayan? Do you think it can redefine the horror genre?
9:53 AM: Are you expecting a special film from the collaboration of Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor? #EkThiDaayan
10:09 AM: If introductory scene is an indication then #EkThiDaayan is going to be an interesting film.
10:12 AM: I was just wondering if India is ready to come up with a film like The Prestige. Can #EkThiDaayan end our quest?
10:17 AM: One can see Vishal Bhardwaj's reflection in Kannan Iyer's film. #EkThiDaayan
10:26 AM: Kaali kaali aankhon ka kaala kaala jaadu hai. Aadha aadha tujh bin main aadhi aadhi tu hai. Guess who wrote the lyrics.#EkThiDaayan
10:34 AM: Slowly and steadily the drama is unfolding. The basic premise is set. #EkThiDaayan
10:39 AM: The writers have given a lot of emphasis on characterisation. These actors have a lot of potential. #EkThiDaayan
10:49 AM: Kannan Iyer has created a fantastic mood. Form wise #EkThiDaayan is an innovative film.
10:53 AM: It's difficult to match up to Konkona Sen Sharma's acting standards. #EkThiDaayan
11:04 AM: #EkThiDaayan displays the power of acting. Primary actors are doing a good job.
11:05 AM: Rarely do we see a horror film which puts so much stress on detailing. #EkThiDaayan
11:07 AM: The department of art direction should be praised for such imaginative sets. #EkThiDaayan
11:10 AM: Ideally the director shouldn't lose grip on the film from here on. #EkThiDaayan needs a faster tempo now.
11:17 AM: Good songs are Vishal Bhardwaj's liability. What a song 'Tote ud gaye furr furr kar ke.'#EkThiDaayan
11:22 AM: There are more spine chilling moments in #EkThiDaayan than what I initially thought. It's an engaging drama.
11:27 AM: Cultural context is the essential element of a good horror film. #EkThiDaayan is not only about co-incidences.
11:42 AM: Hum cheez hain bade kaam ke..Emraan Hashmi is evolving as an actor with each film. #EkThiDaayan
11:43 AM: Good to see a filmmaker focusing more on psychological horror than plain horror. #EkThiDaayan
11:48 AM: The screenplay has taken care of reference points. #EkThiDaayan
11:51 AM: Some technical glitches have been ignored to maintain the pace of the film. #EkThiDaayan
11:55 AM: It would be a tough challenge to bring #EkThiDaayan to a logical conclusion.
11:58 AM: Over dramatisation can hamper the story. #EkThiDaayan
12:02 PM: #EkThiDaayan heads towards the climax. Can we expect a thrilling end?
12:10 PM: Does a different director bring any difference to the theme? #EkThiDaayan needs to prove this.
12:15 PM: Typical Bollywood mindset has influenced the ending of #EkThiDaayan.
12:17 PM: The first half of #EkThiDaayan is much better than the second half. The climax could have been better after such a fantastic build up.
12:18 PM: Konkona Sen Sharma is the pick of the actors. Emraan Hashmi has also done a fabulous job.
12:20 PM: Huma Qureshi looks confident while Kalki does a role which suits her persona. #EkThiDaayan
12:22 PM: Kannan Iyer has potential and it is evident from #EkThiDaayan's overall mood but over dramatisation has obstructed the flow towards the end.
12:23 PM: Music is the plus point of #EkThiDaayan. Gulzar and Vishal will charm you again.
12:24 PM: You can watch the film for good acting and a unique premise. Your opinion about #EkThiDaayan will depend on your taste.
12:25 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #EkThiDaayan. Have a good day.
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