Last week, it was Saawan - The Love Season. This week, it's Eight - Shani. Although the two stories are diverse as chalk and cheese, the common thread that binds them is that both talk of supernatural forces.
Perhaps, it's the first time that an entire Hindi film talks about the after-effects of Shani. In that respect, yes, Eight - Shani has a novel theme as its USP. But it's the execution of the subject that acts as a spoilsport.
What could've been a chilling experience runs out of steam halfway through the narrative. It's only towards the climax that the viewer starts getting involved. But it's too late by then!