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Ek Thi Daayan Movie Review-In Short:
A professional illusionist sets out to uncover the mysteries of his past, only to discover that they are back to haunt him.
Ek Thi Daayan Movie Review-Verdict:
The first half of the movie is too good. However, it is the second half which might disappoint you because of its length and poor treatment.
Ek Thi Daayan Movie Review-Story Plot:
Bobo (Emraan Hashmi) is a professional illusionist, who is haunted by the half-forgotten memories of his childhood and the death of his kid sister. As children, Bobo and Misha had seen their father (Pawan Malhotra) fall for the charms of Diana (Konkona Sen Sharma), who Bobo believed was a daayan (witch).
Now, years later, when Bobo is on the verge of marrying his sweetheart Tamara (Huma Qureshi), the dreams of his past threaten to cause further damage. To take care of the issue once and for all, Bobo seeks the help of a hypnotherapist to unlock the memories of his past, only to discover that the past is not dead and buried at all. Moreover, when he meets Lisa Dutt (Kalki Koechlin), Bobo starts thinking she is a 'daayan' too because of certain similarities to Diana. However, he has no way to prove it, before the situation turns lethal.
Ek Thi Daayan Movie Review-Performances:
Emraan Hashmi as Bobo does his part well, bringing that intense edginess to his performance that he is known for. Huma too does a decent job, but the lady needs to work on her weight-pronto! Kalki as the mysterious Lisa Dutt does not get much to do really. However, it is Konkona, who will take your breath away. As the woman suspected of being a witch, Konkona sends a shiver up your spine with her eerie smile and her glassy stare. The child artistes who play the younger Bobo and his kid sister are damn good and give a better performance than most child artistes usually do.