For people who know me well it wouldn’t be a surprise that I feed off horror movies and TV series. Does that make me evil? Errr… not very sure but I think it would be safe to say that I am might not be.
The first time I came across the news of another Bollywood horror movie to be released, I did not hope for much. But the fact that Anushka was in it quipped my interest. Maybe it would be good, I hoped.
I didn’t get to watch the movie in theater. So naturally, when I saw the announcement from Amazon Prime Video Twitter handle that they would be releasing Pari on May 3rd, I jumped with joy.
Since I don’t have to go to work on weekends, I have this habit of taking my laptop with me to bed and watching movies/TV shows till the wee hours of the morning, 3 AM or so. So this friday night, I hit play at midnight(just a coincidence) and watched this all the way till the end.
I have not been impressed by a bollywood horror movie, like ever. There are bits and pieces that I loved from certain movies but never a whole movies or even a major portion of it. Pari on the other hand floored me.
I must say that there are few weak scenes. But they are very few and remain that way. Anushka stumbled at certain parts but overall was impressive.
But here is the surprise. This horror movie is not a horror movie. Pari at its core is love story and it turns into very sweet moments in between and successfully managed to carry it to the end.
The filming was very beautiful, especially the scenes in the rain.Even at the end, when Anushka refrains herself from what she was naturally meant to do, it broke my heart a little bit.
Anushka is a Pari. Not the fairy angelic type but a dark fairy, the daughter of Ifrit, a Djinn, whose sole purpose is to carry the bloodline. The whole story weaves around this.
There are quite a number of scary scenes which are decent and takes you all the way till end without ever regretting hitting that play button.
I would recommend you watching this. You got to.