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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Naina (2005)

An unofficial Hindi language remake of the Pang brothers' renowned Asian horror The Eye (2002). It also poaches ideas from Nakata's Dark Water (2002), Shimizu's Ju-on (2002) and to a lesser extent even Iida's Rasen (1998).
The majority of the story is set in London. I don't understand why. The only benefit derived from the locale was a silver lining scenario: it made the ghosts seem more animated than the boring and lifeless manner in which the city was captured. The scenes set in India prove the point; it's only then that everyone, both in front of the camera and behind it, appear to remember that Hindi cinema has a rich history of stirring emotion that they should at least try and live up to. The India scenes kick the ass of everything that came before.

2½ repeat desires out of 5

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