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Hawa (film)

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Director  Guddu Dhanoa
Release date  July 4, 2003 (India)
Country  India
3.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror, Thriller
Language  Hindi
A movie poster of the 2003 Hindi horror film, "Hawa" starring Tabu as Sanja lying on something and screaming while looking at something fearfully and nervous having her hair down and an open window with white curtains and lightning in the background.

Release date  4 July 2003 (2003-07-04)
Writer  Sutanu Gupta (screenplay), Sutanu Gupta (story), Sanjay Masoom (dialogue)
Music director  Surinder Sodhi, Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
Screenplay  Sanjay Masoom, Sutanu Gupta
Cast  Tabu (Sanjana), Hansika Motwani (Sanjanas daughter), Shahbaaz Khan (Dr Asif Ali), Mukesh Tiwari (Psychiatrist-exorcist), Grusha Kapoor (Pooja)

Tagline  Supernatural Terror
Similar  Haunted – 3D, Ragini MMS 2, Rakht

Hawa (English translation - Wind) is a 2003 Hindi horror film starring Tabu. The film was an unofficial remake of the 1983 American horror film The Entity which starred Barbara Hershey. Hawa was later dubbed into Telugu as Naa Intlo Oka Roju and then in Tamil as Raja Leelai.


A movie poster of the 2003 Hindi horror film "Hawa" starring Tabu as Sanjana, Hansika Motwani as Sanjana's daughter, and Mukesh Tiwari as the psychiatrist.


An HD cover of the 2003 Hindi horror film, "Hawa" starring Tabu as Sanjana.

Sanjana is a divorcee who moves to a hillside house as she cannot afford a house in the city. However, it's not long before strange occurrences begin near and in her home. Sanjana is mentally tortured and physically raped by an invisible demon. Her dog is also possessed and attacks her and Vicky, her younger brother. Sanjana comes to learn that her the demon comes from an old well, where tribals used to push and kill criminals as punishment. due to lightening striking the well, one soul escapes and haunts Sanjana.


Tabu as Sanjana having a serious conversation with  Hansika Motwani as her daughter in a scene from the 2003 Hindi horror film, "Hawa". Sanjana has long, straight, black hair, wearing a blue-green scarf on her neck and a yellow top while Hansika is wearing a red top.

  • Tabu as Sanjana
  • Shahbaz Khan as Dr. Asif Ali
  • Mukesh Tiwari as Psychiatrist-exorcist (Tantrik)
  • Imran Khan as Sanjana's brother, Vicky
  • Grusha Kapoor as Pooja (as Grusha Grover)
  • Vishwajeet Pradhan as Pooja's husband
  • Amit Behl as Sanjana's husband, Vijay
  • Avtar Gill as Sanjana's father
  • Hansika Motwani as Sasha
  • Baby Bhavika as Misha
  • Suresh Chatwal as Real Estate Agent
  • Critical reception

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    Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2.5 stars and claimed that 'the film merges two lethal aspects, sex and violence, which should prove a path-breaking exercise for the Hindi viewer.' Suraj Das of Planet Bollywood, gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and said that 'Self-respecting moviegoers looking for quality film rather than shameful sexual exploitation should steer far clear of this compost.' Anjum N from Rediff, gave the film a negative review and said that 'Tabu is the only saving grace of the movie', and 'it's rather sad that all her effort has been wasted in a movie like Hawa.

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