The new movie from Balaji Telefilms and Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures—Ek Thi Dayaan–isn’t far away from hitting the eyes of the people meant to watch this spooky thriller. One of the most bankable stars in Bollywood today, Emraan Hashmi (Murder, Gangster, Jannat, Once Upon…, The Dirty Picture, Shanghai), helms the affair accompanied by the National Award-winning Konkona Sen Sharma (Mr and Mrs Iyer, Page 3, Omkara, Life in a Metro); Kalki Koechlin (DevD, The Girl in Yellow Boots), and Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2). The packed star cast, with a promising premise has lifted the anticipation for a movie that hints to be a dark, murky drama.
Ek Thi Dayaan brings together two powerhouses, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ekta Kapoor. While Vishal is known for his eccentric movies, Ekta is one of the most dominant producers in Bollywood today. Scripted by Vishal Bhardwaj himself, in conjunction with Mukul Sharma, Ek Thi Dayaan has all the potential to spark the lights with its dynamic storytelling and vivid illustrations.
The movie brings forth a first-time Director–Kannan Iyer, who previously wrote the screenplay for the Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar movie Daud (1997).
The music is from the musical genius himself, Vishal Bhardwaj. The track Yaraam has already caught up well, and as with Indian Cinema–music is just as important as the characters and the plot.
As viewers, we are hoping to witness a scintillating movie that would not only go along with the trend of thematic movies emerging from Bollywood, but the hope also lies in Ek Thi Dayaan to give 2013 its first major grosser from Bollywood. April 19 is the date.