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Kanti Shah’s ‘Virana’ is Bollywood’s answer to ‘Manos – Hands of Fate’

Bollywood Horror fans consider the 70s and the 80s as the golden age of Bollywood Horror. The patch of modern film-making that hit the horror genre in the 90s gave us some good films but the late 90s and the early ’00s actually had no one ready to take the  mantle of ‘the Bollywood horror film maker’. Films like ‘Raaz’ and ‘Jism’ were still a couple of years away. This gave rise to indie filmmakers trying their hand at making Bollywood horror films at a shoestring budget and with at-available creative resources. Kanti Shah’s ‘Virana’ is the picture of late nineties, early ’00s Bollywood horror film making. Kanti Shah’s Virana Synopsis The film begins with a young girl having haunting dreams, her brother and their servants worried about the disturbing dreams that she has. The girl lives in a haveli with her brother, and that’s supposed to be haunted. The spirit kills both the servants and in this scenario comes Maya, a friend of the brother and sister. Maya comes across a man who tells her the story behind the spirit in the bungalow. Basically, the daughter of the previous owner of the bungalow had an affair with the servant. [...]



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