Ek Thi Daayan

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Cinematography January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The trends suggest that commercial filmmakers like to follow the path much travelled rather than trying their hands at something new in the Hindi film industry. However, there are people who are trying to strike a balance between commercial and critical aspects. Here is my list of ten...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in MarchApril November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the year 2013 nears its end, we give you an insight into Bollywood films both the hits and misses at the box office. While many films were trashed by critics, there have been a few that proved lucky for the industry and raked in the moolah....
  • My standard reply to offers for Partho is 'no': Amole Gupte August 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor-activist Amole Gupte, who is gearing up to work with his son Partho once again, says several acting offers come his way for the young star, but he refuses most of them. Partho, who had won a national award for his stellar performance in 'Stanley Ka Dabba', was also offered...
  • Ek Thi Behen: The viral video where the sister has the last laugh October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: You just need to check out the YouTube channel of The Viral Fever in order to understand the changing pattern of social media. The minds behind The Viral Fever have come up with a unique take on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. In there latest video titled 'Ek Thi...
  • Bollywood's midyear report card: Top 21 songs of 2013 July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The super success of Bhatt camp's 'Aashiqui 2' and Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera' will help the Hindi film industry in going back to the era of melodious music. In our section of midyear Bollywood report card, we have compiled a list of top 21 superhit songs of 2013 so...
  • I don't want to get the best girl award: Huma Qureshi June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi says her family is conservative when it comes to film culture, but they are changing and accepting the ways of the industry. "My family is very conservative, but now they have changed and accept many things. They understand the choices that we make," Huma, whose family is...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' opens with average weekend collection April 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The opening weekend collection of Emraan Hashmistarrer 'Ek Thi Daayan' is approximately Rs 18.07 crore and trade pundits are calling it satisfactory business, keeping the unconventional theme of the movie in mind. Sharing news of the film's box office collection in the opening weekend, trade guru Taran Adarsh tweeted: "'Ek...
  • Read the story that inspired 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: While 'Ek Thi Daayan' continues to spook the audience in theaters this week, actress Konkona Sen Sharma, who plays one of the 'Daayans' posted the link to the actual story the film is based on. Konkona tweeted the link to the story which has been written by her father...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' collects Rs 18.07 crore in opening weekend April 24, 2013

    Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj teaming up to produce debutant director Kannan Iyer's film 'Ek Thi Daayan' was the talk of the town till recently of how two completely different voices of Indian cinema are collaborating. ...
  • Don't like playing unidimensional hero characters: Emraan Hashmi April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Emraan Hashmi might have played the role of a lover boy in several Bollywood movies in the past, but he won't opt for roles that don't have "any depth" or "logic". The 34yearold, who started his career with the 2003 movie 'Footpath', went on to do commercial films...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' earns Rs 6.24 crore on day 1 April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Debut director Kannan Iyer's new film 'Ek Thi Daayan' plans to take horror to a new level by bringing back the folklores of daayan (witch) on screen. And, with a big star cast and promising promos, the film has been able to draw audiences to the theatre. The...
  • 5 things that 'Ek Thi Daayan' teaches you about witchcraft April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Kanna Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' is the latest to join the league of Hindi films that are based on the theme of witchcraft. The film deals with some stereotypes related to the concept of witches and black magic, and it tries to show some ancient anecdotes about...
  • Free Legal Aid Committee demands ban on 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 20, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC), an NGO engaged in spreading awareness against superstition of 'Daayan' (witch), today demanded ban on Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Ek Thi Daayan'. Prem Chand alias Premji of FLAC, said he had recently written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee demanding immediate ban on the just released...
  • Snapshot: Emraan Hashmi prays at Haji Ali for the success of 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi was recently spotted at Mumbai's Haji Ali before the release of his film 'Ek Thi Daayan'. The actor offered prayers at the dargah. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Ek Thi Daayan', 'The Croods' April 19, 2013

    Also on the show: Review of 'The Host' an a chat with the star cast of 'The Croods'. ...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' review: It leaves you wanting more in the end April 19, 2013

    Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin Director: Kannan Iyer A very different beast from 'Makdee', his charming directorial debut from eleven years ago, 'Ek Thi Daayan', cowritten and coproduced by Vishal Bhardwaj, sees the filmmaker revisit the mythology of witches once again. But where 'Makdee' was an oldfashioned...
  • Vishal, Ekta on working together for 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 19, 2013

    Our Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand got Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor talking about working together on "Ek Thi Daayan", which releases on Friday. ...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' and the unexplored world of witches April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' has once again brought back the word 'daayan' into focus. Witchcraft might have become an obsolete word in the urban dictionary but the rural landscapes are going to take many more years to get rid of this term and its implications. Occasionally,...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' Tweet Review: First day, first show April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Last 45 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...
  • Ek Thi Daayan: Indian cinema's tryst with witches April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It's not just the serial kisser image that is synonymous to Emraan Hashmi, but the actor has also been the face of horror series in Bollywood recently. After being a part of the 'Raaz' series, Emraan is set to return to the silver screen with yet another horror...
  • Kalki: If I take rumour seriously, I'd be in mental asylum April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Rumours can't be taken seriously or they would drive a person crazy, feels Kalki Koechlin. She rubbished reports that she stayed out of 'Ek Thi Daayan' promotional activity because of her costar Huma Qureshi, who was allegdly having an affair with her filmmaker husband Anurag Kashyap. "I don't understand these rumours....
  • Revealed! Kalki Koechlin's creepy role in 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood has experimented with ghosts, spirits and the current favourite, zombies, on screen to spook audiences. But it's time to take the horror genre to another level by bringing back the folklores of 'daayan' on 70mm. Kalki Koechlin's upcoming film 'Ek Thi Daayan' plans to scare you, however...
  • Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj likely to release an album next year April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmakercomposer Vishal Bhardwaj says he has been wanting to collaborate with his singer wife Rekha on an album, but his work commitments have kept them away from it. He hopes the album will be in the market by next year. Rekha has added her rustic voice to songs 'Namak',...
  • I was told I cannot do movies and wouldn't understand the medium: Ekta Kapoor April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Discouragement and distrust are what producer Ekta Kapoor faced when she decided to make movies. But she took it with a pinch of salt and made a mark in filmdom by churning out hit movies on a wide range of topics from underworld to supernatural thrillers...
  • U/A certificate for my films is a welcome change: Hashmi April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Most of Emraan Hashmi's films have received an 'A' certificate, making his movies fit only for adults' viewing. However, some of his recent films, including the upcoming 'Ek Thi Daayan', got a U/A certification, and the actor feels it is a "welcome change". "Probably, this ('Ek Thi Daayan') is my...
  • Vidya is refining typical glamour doll roles: Huma April 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who garnered positive response for her role in 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', says things are changing and actors like Vidya Balan and Kalki Koechlin are refining the quintessential role of a glamour doll in the showbiz. Huma told IANS: "I think that is changing very, very fast. Today...
  • Bollywood takes on IPL 6, many releases lined up April 12, 2013

    When T20 Indian Premier League, with it's own dash of star power took off a few years ago, filmmakers went into hiding holding the release of their films till the Bollywood of cricket was over. ...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj refuses to screen 'Ek Thi Daayan' before NCW April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmakercomposer Vishal Bhardwaj, who refused to screen his forthcoming coproduction 'Ek Thi Daayan' before a women's commission, says only the censor board has the authority to assess a film. Directed by Kannan Iyer, 'Ek Thi Daayan' is a supernatural thriller that revolves around a witch. The National Commission for Women...
  • Bollywood's unusual alliances: Ekta Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj team up for 'Ek Thi Daayan' April 10, 2013

    Bollywood has seen quite a few unusual directorial alliances in the past few months. Ekta Kapoor teamed up with Vishal Bhardwaj for her latest 'Ek Thi Daayan'. ...