Ek Thi Daayan (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 14 mins Thriller
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Total Reviews: 36
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Review Summary: EK THI DAAYAN is an imaginative and appealing supernatural thriller. The film is placed in a relatable world

Average Critic Rating: (2.92)
Cast: Emraan Hashmi , Kalki Koechlin , Huma Qureshi , Konkona Sen Sharma , Pawan Malhotra , Vishesh Tiwari , Rajatava Dutta , Bhavesh Balchandani , Vikas Srivastav , Sara Arjun , Kannan Iyer , Deepak Dadwal , Vidyadhar Karmarkar , Pallavi Batra , Shirina Sambyal , Deepalai Pagare
Director: Kannan Iyer
Release Date: 19 Apr 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 27.3 CR

Plot: Bobo ( Emraan Hashmi ) is India's top magician, a star. But unknown to even his beautiful girlfriend Tamara ( Huma Qureshi ), his life is falling apart. Hallucinations about his dead little sister Misha are casting a dark shadow on his life, threatening his very sanity. He is shown Read more

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EK THI DAAYAN is an imaginative and appealing supernatural thriller. The film is placed in a relatable world
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Kalki KoechlinDirector:Kannan IyerA very different beast from 'Makdee', his charming directorial debut from eleven years ago, 'Ek Thi Daayan', co-written and co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj, sees the fi
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
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Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
These aesthetically spooky witches are fascinating.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Since my childhood, I had a huge fascination for horror films. Barring the Z-level horror films by Kanti Shah & Mohan Bhakri, I use to feast on horror films by Ramsays, Rajkumar Kohli, Bhatts, Ram Gopal Varma and few more. These horror films were more of
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
Poor little witch girls
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Ek Thi Daayan had the potential to be an A-grade horror film but it’s an opportunity lost. However, I would love to see Diana get her own film and I’m very curious about what Kannan will do next.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
Kick-ass psychological thriller turns into embarrassing hodgepodge
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Ek This Daayan is passable fare as a scary movie – the dark, spooky mood is sustained with the aid of dark, shadowy interiors and an effective and unobtrusive background score. It might have helped had the film not been given to quite as much thematic obf

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-On the whole, Ek Thi Daayan is a distinctive and unique addition to the horror genre. Apart from a few confusing scenes, the movie will be liked by all types of audiences irrespective of ones’ belief in Daayans. This one is unquestionably worth a shot.
Mahesh S Koneru, Bollywood 3
Ek Thi Daayan could well have been named “Ek Thi chipkali (lizard)”. It freely borrows from popular culture and notions about witches – long hair and twisted feet who eat up kids, dimly lit rooms, screeches and shrieks with well timed regularity and of co
Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood
Very different and well executed, must watch
Bharat Student
Watch it if you love your goosebumps served wry.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
A young boy is obsessed with the occult. As he grows up he takes his
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Movie - a moldy old building, a lift that doesn't work, a gloomy apartment with teak wood furniture and old mirrors, a friendly doctor who initially doesn't believe in ghosts, a curious little boy and an impending lunar eclipse -
Piyasree Dasgupta, First Post
If you have seen the trailers of Ek Thi Daayan, you’d have noticed that the film has a different set of aesthetics than normal clićhed Hindi horror or supernatural films. Although, frankly speaking, when you have films like Raaz, Raaz 2 and Raaz 3 and the
Indicine
You might not end up looking over your shoulders after watching this movie but there are enough chills to shake you. Till we get the Hindi horror movie which does that, watch this for Konkana and the first part which makes you realize that there’s still h
Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice
‘Ek thi Daayan’ tries to bring something novel and original to the horror genre in the mainstream Indian cinema  but as a horror flick it failed to shock you or thrilled you in whole with its hollow screenplay and half baked story esp.
Ashish Gupta, Rate Movies Here
Watch only for the uniqueness of the first 45 minutes and a couple of good performances
BookMyShow
There is little to complain about the screenplay, direction and acting in Ek Thi Daayan, it seems.
Hindustan Times 
The intriguing tale told here grips you with its drama and complexities of characters it presents, and for once horror is derived out of the insecurities planted within the psyche of characters rather than peripheral props.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
On the whole, Ek Thi Daayan… may be an entertaining fare but the second half is a letdown. The limited work of Emraan Hashmi will disappoint his fans, more so because he does not have a great role also. The film may keep the audience screaming in their se
Komals Reviews
Pushing their envelope further as the darers of Hindi cinema who not scare to satisfy their creative hormones be it 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' or 'Dirty Picture' in that matter.. the on screen romance of Ekta Kapoor's Balaji and Vishal Bhardwaj's VB 'Ek Thi Daayan' is a twisty ghost story with novelty chills of a modern horror flick and the flair of a classic bollywood drama powered by terrific performance.
India Glitz
As a whole, the movie is watchable for excellent cast performances and pretty faces
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Ek Thi Daayan deserves full marks for its unblemished and watertight first half. The second however is a total waste.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
StoryThe 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 psychia
Nabanita, OneIndia
 The story of ETD revolves around Bobo (Imran Hashmi) who isan illusionist and is haunted by his childhood memories of his sister’s andfather’s death due to a woman Diana (Konkona) who he suspects to be the WITCH.
Shiraj Dakshy, Rate Movies Here
Melodiously eerie!
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
The film unfolds evenly and is creepy enough to keep you engaged.
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
…The movie revolves around the character Bobo (Emraan Hashmi), India’s leading magician. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him
Bollywood Mixer
Under the banners of Balaji Telefilms Ltd.
Sheetal Sharma, Rate Movies Here
Lyrics by Gulzar, music by Vishal Bhardwaj, performances by toast of the town Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi and ever dependable Konkana Sen Sharma.
Namita Gupta, Rate Movies Here
Vishal Bharadwaj and Ekta Kapoor have already given us their individual versions of the supernatural world – Makdee and Ragini MMS respectively.
Nupur Barua, Rate Movies Here