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'Ek Thi Daayan' and the unexplored world of witches

New Delhi: Director Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' has once again brought back the word 'daayan' into focus. Witchcraft might have become an obsolete word in the urban dictionary but the rural landscapes are going to take many more years to get rid of this term and its implications.
Occasionally, we do see and read about females killed in the name of being evil witches, so when a mainstream Bollywood production house decides to make a film based on the cult of 'daayan/chudail' (witch) then the audience gets confused about the makers' stance on cultural myths.
It's natural and obvious that the producers of the film will be concerned about the commercial success along with the critical success. This situation is expected to create a situation where the story writers would face a dilemma about the image of the 'daayan'. You may find some spoilers about the film from here on, so we suggest you to watch the film first and then return to this article.

Since the beginning of Hindi talkies, we have been seeing characters calling more vulnerable female characters as 'chudail'. The contemporary society provided the cultural base to the word 'chudail/daayan' by adding more fictional attributes to these imaginary creatures.
Soon, filmmakers realised the importance of glamour and this prompted them to weave the net around 'Pyaasi Chudail' or 'Kunwari Chudail'. The pioneers of horror genre in India wanted the viewers to believe about the unnatural sexual prowess of these witches. Anecdotes featuring extraordinarily beautiful witches alluring kings and landlords gained prominence as they were thought to be more volatile against such magnetism. The fictional account of some of the prominent land owning families fanned the imagination more and witches became a more powerful and evil form of women who were infamous for breaking homes.
This concept changed slightly during the 1990s when greed for money replaced the love for lust. Witches were transformed into psychologically disturbed women by now but the essence of their existence remained the same, they were still the personification of wild and untamed charmers.
'Ek Thi Daayan' is different form the previous witch films in its tone despite using popular fables. The mystique around the 'daayan' in this film is the amalgamation of popular ideas and their derivatives which results into a story that a majority of spectators want to see without being challenged about their beliefs.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Mukul Sharma's story is going to take forward the legacy of their predecessors but in a more dignified way. However, the audience will soon decide whether 'Ek Thi Daayan' gives a new dimension to the popular interpretation of the term 'daayan' or not.
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Fawad Afzal Khan And Nida Khan Selected For Umera Ahmad's Novel Amar Bail

Surprize!  We are here with a news that would definitely be a treat for the Pakistan drama lovers. According to the social mediaofficial fan page and the largest Indian forum, India-forums, the news has been leaked that it is Fawad Khan, along with Nida Khan who have been selected for an upcoming drama serial Amar Bail, been written by the phenomenal writer Umera Ahmed. Nothing more has been revealed yet about the topic but there is one thing for sure that Umera fans would definitely love this news as it is Amar Bail after Peer-e-Kamil(pbuh) which takes the reader in some other world which apparently seems reality.




Fawad Khan will be seen in the role Umar, the central character of the novel, whereas Nida would be impersonating Aliza character. For those who don recognize Nida Khan, she is an actress less seen on screen. She was the daughter of Parsa in the the drama serial Paarsa that went on air on Hum TV.

While going through the feedbacks, it can be seen that the audience is pretty excited about the news but also want to have a change in the ending of the story. Moreover, many of the viewers aren happy with Nida casting in the drama.



Lets see how far this news remains a news, it is difficult to comment about current moves been taken for this project,
Hoping to see Amar Bail and Umar soon,

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Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 21 - 19 April 2013

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Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 21 - 19 April 2013.. 
fawad afzal khan as zaroon junaid and sanam saeed as kashf murtaza deside some rules in there life ...
zaroon's mother said ...BETA PAISE ZIADA MAT DENA KAHIN WO APNE GHAR WALON KO SUPPORT NAKARTI HO..... And Zaroon said no MOM AISA NAHIN HAI...
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Shab E Arzo Ka Alam On ARY DIGITAL

We recently shared  a news about the new drama Shab-e-Arzoo Ka Aalam that will go on air from April 22nd, on ARY Digital, and here we are again, sharing all the latest crisp that has been leaked out about the show.

Been directed by Sohail Javed, the drama is a magnificent piece of script by Aneeza  Syed. The story revolves around two characters where both of them go through a similar situation and leave out the rest for the sake of love. What makes the two ends different is the tragedy due to which the boy leaves everything to be with his love whereas the girl had to  stay away from her love to be with her family.

The drama enjoys a rich cast that will definitely help the ratings of the serial. Mohib Mirza and Armeena  Rana Khan are the central characters, whereas,Shehryar Zaidi, Asad, Mansha Pasha,  Qazi Wajid, Saba Faisal and Ayesha Toor will also be seen in the drama.

It seems that Mansha has finally got a role for herself which seems pretty different from the ones he has had been doing. It is to be sure that she has also made a good fan following which would definitely follow the show to see what new does she has to show in her acting.

Here are a few official clicks of the drama, speaking all about it, Have a look!


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Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 21 Promo



Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 21 Promo On Hum Tv every friday 8 pm.... 191  Productions And Entertainment Doctor official Media Partner Of this DRAMA SERIAL.
Directed By: Sultana Saddique
Produce By: Momina Duraid And 191 Productions.
Fawad Afzal Khan And Sanam Saeed ......
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The Living On The Edge Season4 Episode 11 - 18 April 2013

The Living On The Edge Season4 Episode 11 - 18 April 2013
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The Living On The Edge Season4 Episode 11 - 18 April 2013 Karachi Selections on the beach and 5 boys and 6 girls now go yo yhe sweet home.. hahaha... 1 boy and 3 girls from karachi to go waqar;s den.......
watch the episode and like and comment please...

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Tum Hi Ho - Ashqui 2 Full HD 720p Song

Tum Hi Ho - Ashqui 2 Full HD 720p Song

Tum Hi Ho song Full HD 720p By Ashqui 2 movie .... Song by Tseries and also mmusic on.
A mahesh bhatt productions presents this movie...very enjoy full song....


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Life Mein Hungama Hai - 26 April 2013

Life Mein Hungama Hai - 26 April 2013

'Life Mein Hungama Hai', a movie based on Ruskin Bond's novel 'The Running Away', will hit the screens on April 26.

Directed by Sunil Advani, the film narrates the story of two young students in a boarding school in the foothills of Himalaya, and their adventures.

Actor Saksham Kulkarni and known child model Sonu Bakshi are playing the lead roles in the film. The cast also includes Jackie Shroff, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Mukesh Tiwari, Satish Shah, Alok Nath, Ali Asgar, Upasna Singh and
Jaya Bhattacharya.

The project has been produced by Nine Lives Films and 191 Productions Official Media PArtner.
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Ashqui 2 - 26 April 2013

Ashqui 2 - 26 April 2013
Bringing back romantic melodies in a huge way, T-Series & Vishesh Films with their next venture, the sequel to the 1990's hit Aashiqui, promise to not disappoint audiences with the music of the film that will be reminiscent of the blockbuster album.

In fact the makers have also decided to retain the title song 'Sason Ki Zaroorat' from the original album, paying tribute to the film.

Confirms producer Mahesh Bhatt, "Nostalgia is a deadly 'drug'. And when a super hit song like this is used to evoke nostalgia it can set the box office ablaze. Our single objective of Aashiqui 2 is to make sure that the musical score of this film beats the record created by Aashiqui. I am certain using this track will do that trick."

Says producer Bhushan Kumar, "We've already recorded many songs for Aashiqui 2 and we're confident that the audience will enjoy them. But people insisted we bring back at least one song from the original. Using older tracks in films has anyway become a trend."

In the day and age of remixes, ask the music-honcho if they plan on going the same route with the song and he is quick to reply, "'Sason Ki Zaroorat' is a beautiful track. You can't remix it. But we will recreate it, keeping the lyrics and the basic tune intact. We will rearrange the rhythm and make it more electronic to make it appealing for today's generation."

Directed by Mohit Suri, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, T-Series & Vishesh Films musical drama Aashiqui 2 is currently being shot in South Africa.

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Shree - 26 April 2013

Shree - 26 April 2013
Shree Will Back in 26 april 2013 must watch this movie...
191 Production  Official Media Partner..
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