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Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborty & Madalina Bellariu Ion.
obaara: See Your Evil is an upcoming 2017 Bollywood horror film written, produced and directed by Prawaal Raman. It is an official adaptation of the 2013 American horror film Oculus.The film is a B4U Motion Pictures presentation in association with Relativity Media and Zahhak Films Limited. Dobaara: See Your Evil is produced by Ishan Saksena, Prawaal Raman, Sunil Shah and Vikram Khakhar and stars Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborty and Madalina Bellariu Ion. The film is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017.
Jun 02, 2017
London-based siblings Natasha Merchant (Huma) and Kabir(Saqib) grow up scarred. Separated from each other as children-11-year-old Kabir is locked up in a mental facility for counselling because he's suspected to have committed a murder. The brother-sister duo reunite after a decade and this time around, Natasha is determined that she will find the culprit, kill 'it' and exonerate their family name.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, are you the most evil of them all? This is a question, 25-year-old Natasha keeps asking a haunted mirror, an exhibit that is waiting to be auctioned in the gallery she works at. She recalls her childhood when her parents, father Alex (Adil) and her mother Lisa (Lisa), her brother Kabir and their pet Rambo were so blissed out. However things take a turn for the worse, when their dad brings home a 'haunted' mirror. Matters reach a head, when one day her father actually shoots her mother. In turn, her brother shoots her father. Quite naturally all their lives are torn asunder. Kabir is committed to psychiatric care. Natasha herself is left fending for herself. Kabir and Natasha's plan to destroy the mirror doesn't necessarily work out, as it turns out that the ghost who resides in the mirror (Madalina) has other plans in store for them. Adapted from the Hollywood horror film Oculus(2014), Dobaara allows for some moments of fear, apprehension,dread and scare. Borrowing the template of the original, this paranormal thriller uses flashback as a technique to spook the audience and it is definitely above the desi horror, the Bollywood audience is subjected to. The recollections are a mix of illusions and nightmares that the lead players see, each time they look into the haunted mirror. This one had the potential to be more, but it seems so stretched at times that you are almost willng to get behind the screen yourself and kill someone. Things play out twice once in their childhood and again when they are older, but some of the spooky bits are unintentionally funny. The background score jars and the pace is dreary because it depends too much on repetitive dialogue. The cast-Huma, Saqib and Adil are sincere. But they themselves seem to be victims of a scary (pun-intended) film. .