So, we have come across three films in which Kiran Kumar plays a role. We are sure that there will be many more, but Wohi Bhayanak Raat is a special one. The film is a scene-to-scene remake of a South film. It also has good effects. They actually tried to show the audience a man transforming into a demon back in the 80s, so you gotta hand it to them. Here’s the recap of the film:
Wohi Bhayanak Raat Synopsis:
A young man shifts to the city and starts living as a paying guest in a building. He suspects that his neighbor is a supernatural creature – and his suspicions come true. He sees him bringing a new woman in his house every evening. The next morning, the authorities find the woman dead the next morning. This continues for a while, the police are under political pressure to find the killer. The man cannot get any proof for his accusations, though. The police consider him to be a mischief monger. Things come to a head when the neighbor starts preying on the young man’s girlfriend. The young man is now forced to fight the demon. In the process, he unveils a deep, dark secret that connects his girlfriend to the demon.
Wohi Bhayanak Raat Review:
The film is a remake of a South Indian film, so consider that we will are reviewing and comparing both films. The effects were better in the Hindi version. Kiran Kumar is one of the most underrated performers in Bollywood. He performance is pretty par for the course. The South Indian version had a killing scene which had a little bit of homoerotic aspects. That is missing in the Hindi version of the film.
The budget for this film doesn’t look to be as much as the Ramsay films had. There’s a palace scene that’s actually shot in a room – you can see the pelmets on the joining doors.
We liked the concept of the film though, it was a nice refitting of the ‘demon haunting a girl’ story. It’s good to see that the scriptwriter decides to add the connection between the demon and the girl. That’s something that’s been sorely missing in the contemporary Bollywood horror films. You can watch the whole film here: