Director Guddu Dhanoa
Release date July 4, 2003 (India)
Genre Horror, Thriller
|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.
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.
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.
ReferencesHawa (film) Wikipedia
Hawa (film) IMDb Hawa (film) themoviedb.org