Even today, a certain section of our society strongly believe in the existence of blackmagic, tantras and voodoo. After movies like Raaz 3 and Talaash, here's the latest flick by director Kannan Iyer, Ek Thi Daayan, that is an impressively horrifying tale of a daayan (witch), in the most realistic manner. Ek Thi Daayan, that hits the theatres today, features Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi and Konkana Sen Sharma in the leads.
The movie revolves around the character Bobo (Emraan Hashmi), India's leading magician. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara (Huma Qureshi), Bobo's life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help.
Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister power called Daayan who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to haunt Bobo. He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life. Just when his career and love life is at full throttle, enters the irresistible Lisa Dutt (Kalki Koechlin).
Bobo is convinced that Lisa is the daayan. But is she, really? Or is he just losing his mind? Ek Thi Daayan has some terrifying, spine chilling moments. There are high, gripping moments in the film, especially the first half, it's hell scary.
Our very own serial kisser Emraan Hashmi gets into the skin of his character and plays a convincing magician. Huma looks stunning and poised, while Konkana Sen Sharma is just dynamic and remarkable. She stands out as the best amongst all. Kalki disappoints us big time, can't help but blame her loosely-written character.
Ek Thi Daayan is a nightmare, hell scary and will leave giving goose-bumps. Honestly, one of the scariest movies I've ever watched so far. Do not give a miss to this!