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Ek Thi Daayan builds at a good pace and takes the proceedings to a great peak at mid-time. Unfortunately, it goes only down after interval. Yet, there are a few genuine scares and good performances. A casual DVD watch.
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Who knew that a Hindi horror film would invoke my genuine curiosity? I didn't. Of course, that Vishal Bharadwaj is associated with the film has a lot to do with the intrigue. Also, even though I didn't like his latest films as much as his earlier ones, there is faith, that the movie has a good chance of being good - either story-wise, or in treatment or it will entertain. We know it is not going to be a complete downer. And this is when he's not even directing the film.
Kannan Iyer does manage to create the right atmosphere for a horror to work in. Even if, the story might not be all that different from your regular super-natural horror, the treatment and performances look like something that could be worth the time and money by themselves.