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WHAT IS WRONG WITH INDIAN HORROR MOVIES
With the upcoming horror ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ scaring people all over with its horrifying trailer, we thought of taking a look at the horror movies that Bollywood has offered to its audience. Something is seriously wrong with horror in Bollywood, because it has failed to have the huge effect that Hollywood horror movies have. This genre has not really been the favorite of Indian audience down the years, what with all the romantic, mushy, drama movies making loads of cash at the box office.
It all started with the Ramsey brothers. With movies like ‘Paapi Gudiya’, ‘Purana Mandir’, ‘Taikhaana’, ‘Purani Haveli’, these directors made the foundation of Indian horror. They were not at all scary if we look at them now, because the prosthetics, the production value, the acting levels; everything was below par. Down the years, horror had still not evolved.
That was the time when a horror movie came along, which is still a milestone. Ramgopal Verma’s ‘Bhoot’ was not only a definitive horror flick, but was also said to be the definition of direction as far as Bollywood was concerned. After that even Ramgopal Verma was unable to match that level with flops like ‘Phoonk’ and its sequel.
The Bhatts have a long list of horror films to their credit. They hit the jackpot with ‘Raaz’, and revived the horror genre. ‘Raaz 2’ and ‘Raaz 3’ were also commercial successes. ‘1920’ and its sequel, ‘Shaapit’, and others failed to make their mark.
But one thing is for sure. Bollywood Horror is no longer about haunted mansions, cheap magic tricks, and screaming damsels. It has matured. With ‘Ek Thi Daayan’, we hope horror is revisited and sets a new class for the upcoming movies in the genre.
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