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'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood

April 21, 2013, 2:42 pm
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Horror was always a popular genre in Bollywood. The latest film to join the league of horror films is 'Ek Thi Daayan'. Thus we decided to take a look at actors who have shouldered the responsibility of evoking fear in the audience's mind in different eras. This is a still from Vikram Bhatt's 2012 film '1920 Evil Returns'. Tia Bajpai played a possessed woman in the film.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • As a director, Raj Khosla was ahead of his times. His 1964 film 'Woh Kaun Thi?' presented Sadhna in such a way that even her die hard fans got confused about her real life persona. Manoj Kumar played the hero opposite her.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Director Rajkumar Kohli's 'Jaani Dushman' (1979) had a crowd of actors but one actor who stood out was Sanjeev kumar. This film is remembered for its melodious songs as well.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Ramsay Brothers' 'Veerana' (1988) featured Hemant Birje and Jasmin in a story which was about a mesmerising witch. This film is considered as one of the pioneer films of horror genre in India.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Vikram Bhatt is one of those filmmakers who have contributed in establishing horror as a popular genre. Malini Sharma was the face of horror in Vikram's 'Raaz' (2002).
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 2002 film 'Makdee' marked Vishal Bhardwaj's entry into direction. He presented Shabana Azmi in a never seen before role of a witch.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Adah Sharma portrayed the character of a possessed woman in '1920' with such precision that the audience couldn't stop themselves from clapping. Once again the director was Vikram Bhatt.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Sheershak and Shantanu's 2013 film '3G' was also about spirits. Neil Nitin Mukesh tried hard to bring out the evilness of his character.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • Who would have thought of seeing Nawazuddin as a scheming devil! The viewers also get scared along with Bipasha in Suparn Verma's 'Aatma' (2013).
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • The latest to join the list of horror films is Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' (2013). Konkona Sen Sharma plays a mystery woman in the film.
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  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood
  • 'Woh Kaun Thi' to 'Ek Thi Daayan': The changing faces of horror in Bollywood