Ek Thi Daayan

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Cinematography 25-01-2014 04:51 PM

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  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 14-12-2013 03:01 PM

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  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in March-April 18-11-2013 02:01 PM

    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 31-08-2013 04:19 PM

    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...
  • Ek Thi Behen: The viral video where the sister has the last laugh 22-08-2013 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Bollywood's mid-year report card: Top 21 songs of 2013 07-07-2013 11:28 AM

    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 mid-year 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 28-06-2013 01:07 PM

    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...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' opens with average weekend collection 24-04-2013 12:58 PM

    Mumbai: The opening weekend collection of Emraan Hashmi-starrer '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:...
  • Read the story that inspired 'Ek Thi Daayan' 24-04-2013 12:46 PM

    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...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' collects Rs 18.07 crore in opening weekend 23-04-2013 04:46 PM

    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 21-04-2013 05:37 PM

    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 34-year-old, who started his career with the 2003 movie 'Footpath', went on to do commercial...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' earns Rs 6.24 crore on day 1 21-04-2013 02:58 PM

    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 20-04-2013 02:25 PM

    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' 20-04-2013 10:39 AM

    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...
  • Snapshot: Emraan Hashmi prays at Haji Ali for the success of 'Ek Thi Daayan' 20-04-2013 10:18 AM

    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' 19-04-2013 11:19 PM

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  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' review: It leaves you wanting more in the end 19-04-2013 10:36 PM

    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', co-written and co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj, sees the filmmaker revisit the mythology of witches once again. But where 'Makdee' was...
  • Write your review: 'Ek Thi Daayan'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Ek Thi Daayan' leaves you wanting more in the end. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • Vishal, Ekta on working together for 'Ek Thi Daayan' 19-04-2013 05:45 PM

    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 19-04-2013 04:46 PM

    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 19-04-2013 09:54 AM

    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...
  • Ek Thi Daayan: Indian cinema's tryst with witches 18-04-2013 11:26 AM

    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 17-04-2013 05:31 PM

    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 co-star Huma Qureshi, who was allegdly having an affair with her filmmaker husband Anurag Kashyap. "I don't understand...
  • Revealed! Kalki Koechlin's creepy role in 'Ek Thi Daayan' 17-04-2013 12:45 PM

    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 15-04-2013 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker-composer 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...
  • I was told I cannot do movies and wouldn't understand the medium: Ekta Kapoor 15-04-2013 03:18 PM

    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 15-04-2013 01:15 PM

    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...
  • Vidya is refining typical glamour doll roles: Huma 14-04-2013 12:42 PM

    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....
  • Bollywood takes on IPL 6, many releases lined up 12-04-2013 05:50 PM

    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 12-04-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj, who refused to screen his forthcoming co-production '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...