Aashka Oza talks about Bollywood’s three movies that failed to scare the crap out of us.
Horror is one such genre that is loved and feared by most, whether a movie buff or not. It works as the best entertainment tool to get one and all thinking about the unthinkable in our world. But there are so many Bollywood flicks that fail to even make us gasp during the usual three hour screening. Here are three of the most horrifyingly boring movies which failed to make us spill any pop-corn on ourselves.
Hisss Me No More
Malika Sherawat starrer 2010 Hisss, is exactly the kind of movie that one must never make. Why? Because while none of the scenes or the plot made us bite our nails, we did leave completely traumatised by Ms Icchadhari Nagin’s (Malika Sherawat) get-up and her excellent hamming skills. Yes, we admit we fell for the ‘Hollywood’ tag the director, Jennifer Lynch, carries but she should take a lesson or two from our very own Ramsay brothers.
As if Mallika Sherawat trying to be some sort of snaky seductress trying to avenge her lover’s death wasn’t bad enough, she also saved victims of domestic violence. There’s only one question that we still don’t have an answer for – Why did Irrfan Khan agree to do this film?
Kahan Thi Daayan
Chudail alert!!! Imran aka Farhan Akhtar’s reaction is more apt for Huma Qureshi and Konkona Sen than Kalki Koechlin in Ek Thi Daayan. But Kalki was far more scary as the nagging girlfriend in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara than these two as daayans.
While the special effects were well done, it takes more than a menacing braid to scare the audience. And why would you name your protagonist Bobo? If Bobo was a scary clown we would still somehow buy it. The only twist we enjoyed was the suspicion thrown on Lisa aka Kalki. We are not sure if Kannan Iyer has scared us more as the writer who wrote Daud or as the director of Ek Thi Daayan.
Kash Yeh Raaaz Kabhi Na Khulta
Even tantrics and black magic can’t save a film with a weak plot and bad acting. Revenge as a concept or human emotion is scary, but three hours of clichéd scenes peppered with bad music was just yawn inducing. We are not sure who wins the ‘most traumatising act’ award, Bipasha in Raaz 3 or Mallika Sherawat in Hiss.
While the daayan with the long braid might be a good idea for tonight’s Halloween costume, don’t bother doing a ‘snaky Mallika’ or ‘neurotic Bipasha’ look.