06 December, 2020

Darna Zaroori Hai

The prologue takes potshots at the own banner of RGV, at the failure of Darna Mana Hai...Trouble is that the self-mocking tone gets way too persistent.

Darna Zaroori Hai
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Suneil Shetty, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Pahwa, Sonali Kulkarni, Zakir Husain etc
Director: Ram Gopal Varma, Sajid Khan, Prawal Raman, Manish Gupta, Chekravarthy, Jijy Philip, Vivek Shah
Rating: **

Much like the preceding Darna Mana Hai, Darna Mana Hai's narrative consists of six scary stories and another to bind them into a whole. What's more, this time each of these short films have been handled by a different director, making it possibly the first Bollywood film with seven directors on the credits. It also boasts of another interesting strategy—a prologue to kickstart the film and link it to the prequel: a story about an uncouth filmbuff (Pahwa) who watches every film "first day, last show". What happens to him when he goes to see Darna Mana Hai, taking a short-cut to the theatre through the graveyard?

The prologue takes potshots at RGV's own banner, at the failure of Darna Mana Hai... It also plays on the regular horror...



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