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Dobara : See Your Evil Review
Genre – Horror
Director – Prawaal Raman
Studio – B4U Motion Pictures in ass Relativity Media and Zahhak Films
Rating – 2.5
Dobaara: See Your Evil is a Bollywood horror film written and directed by Prawaal Raman. It is a remake/adaptation of the 2013 American horror film Oculus; the original film’s director and co-writer, Mike Flanagan, serves as executive producer. The film has Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Lisa Ray, Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu Ion, Rhea Chakraborty, Abhishek Singh and Rysa Saujani
Make no mistake. Dobaara is a shiver giver, filled with moment images and incidents that you will find hard to brush under uncomfortable laughter. The film raises the bar of horror stuff made in B Town to the extent that you want to crown the director to scare the local crowd.The initial scenes between the lately incarcerated Kabir and his domineering sister Natasha are so casually-toned , you wonder if the director is taking us for granted. However, with the space in the master of this chilling drama.
The casting of the movie is almost impeccable. Real-life siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem bring to the eerie environment a sense of assured kinship while Lisa Ray furnishes a credible filialness to her role as a tormented mother who must protect her children against a father who has been serious satirized by a seductive witch (Italian actress Madalina Bellariu, doing a mirror-image diabolic reincarnation of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction).
The narrative is pincer-sharp as the director wastes no time in niceties, plunging into the awfully tragic lives of siblings Natasha (Huma Qureshi) and Kabir (Saqib Saleem). As we go back and forth into their childhood and their troubled maturity, there are no distortions or disambiguation .The plot’s momentum is never slackened for the sake of elaboration. While the sparing frugal background score punctuates the scenes gently sprays them with a subtle terror, the editing is clever and sassy but never cocky. The time passages are allowed to merge with fluent candour into memory and delusion.
Dobaara: See Your Evil Last Word
Dobaara is a striking departure from what the supernatural genre means to Indian cinema. It blithely disposes of all the terror tropes of shiver givers in Bollywood. This a fresh fearful take on the anguish and tragedy of a domestic bliss gone hideously wrong.