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Mike Flanagan (original story)
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2 June 2017 (USA) See more »
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Siblings Natasha and Kabir Merchant investigate an allegedly haunted mirror in their parents' home in this official adaption of 'Oculus'. | Add synopsis »
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19th May 2017 release date
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10 April 2017
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Adil Hussain ... Alex Merchant

Huma Qureshi ... Natasha

Madalina Bellariu Ion ... Ana

Lisa Ray ... Liza Merchant

Saqib Saleem ... Kabeer
other cast:

Darcie Lincoln ... Model

Lee Nicholas Harris ... Arresting Police Officer492
Richard Banks ... Police Officer 383
Paul Blackwell ... Police officer
Chris Martin Hill ... Arresting Police Officer191

Jassie Mortimer ... Arresting WPC 109
Parimal Aloke ... Michael

Rysa Saujani ... Young Natasha

Rob Oldfield ... Jack
Abhishek Singh ... Young Kabeer

Directed by
Prawaal Raman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Flanagan  original story
Jeff Howard  original story
Prawaal Raman  dialogue
Prawaal Raman  screenplay
Prawaal Raman  script
Prawaal Raman  story adaptation

Produced by
Patel Cyrus .... line producer
James Edgar .... associate line producer
Marc D. Evans .... executive producer
Mike Flanagan .... executive producer
Jeff Howard .... co-executive producer
Vikram Khakhar .... producer
Anil Kurian .... executive producer
Trevor Macy .... executive producer
Aniruddha Nag .... executive producer
Prawaal Raman .... producer
Dharmendra Rawal .... line producer
Ishan Saksena .... producer
Sunil Shah .... producer
Manav Shrotriya .... line producer: sound
Jigar Suchak .... line producer
Suraj Wadhwa .... line producer
Original Music by
Avedis Ohanian (background music)
Aditya Trivedi (background music)
Cinematography by
Anuj Dhawan 
Film Editing by
Hakeem Azeez 
Nipun Gupta 
Production Design by
Jitendra Kawa 
Art Direction by
Manishek Gupta (asst art director)
Nikhil Hansora (asst art director)
Mark Morris 
Mark Morris 
Sam Sharma 
Makeup Department
Ayesha Mubarak Ahmed .... makeup artist
Production Management
Suzanne Belec .... production manager
Bindni Karia .... production manager
Bindni Karia .... production manager: United Kingdom
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abhishek Diwan .... second assistant director
Vinayak Dubey .... first assistant director
Jude Poyer .... action director
Leena Tandon .... associate director
Art Department
Mark Morris .... property master
Surinder Sharma .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Debajit Changmai .... re-recording mixer
Mohit Kachalia .... sound effects editor
Rahul Karpe .... associate re recording mixer
Parikshit Lalwani .... sound designer
Kunal Mehta .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Sam Bhattacharjee .... visual effects
Andrey Toloshnyy .... visual effects
Peter Pedrero .... stunt coordinator
Jude Poyer .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Karl Anthony Dunne .... grip
Harish Kumar Gawda .... assistant camera
Anish Kumar .... assistant camera
Brett Lamerton .... grip
Hitesh Mittaliya .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karishma Acharya .... costumer
Sara Kuna .... assistant costume designer
Location Management
Vishal Kava .... location manager
Martin Walker .... location manager
Music Department
Arko Pravo Mukherjee .... music director
Puneet Sharma .... lyricist
Transportation Department
Bruce Patel .... transportation captain
Other crew
Prime Focus .... camera hire
Sahil Sai .... visual promotions

Production Companies

Additional Details

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106 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (British Columbia) | UK:15

Did You Know?

Saqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi real life siblings play brother and sister in the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Oculus (2013/I)See more »


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Dobaara: See Your Evil Is A Horror Film That Does Not Scare You., 5 June 2017
Author: suhelhashmi from Mumbai, India

Despite 100 years of Indian cinema horror is sadly one of the most overlooked genres in Bollywood with most films on offer consisting of whatever forgetful or ridiculous plot line the Bhatts (during the 70s and 80s it used to be the Ramsays who were associated with the genre) have cooked up that week. Prawaal Raman's Dobaara: See Your Evil, an official remake of Mike Flanagan's acclaimed Oculus, is not any better than those. Incidentally, the film is part of a three-picture deal between Relativity Media, B&U Television Network, and Balaji Telefilms, which also includes remakes of the films The Best Of Me and 3 Days To Kill along with Oculus.

Dobaara: See Your Evil is set in England and as the story goes Natasha Alex Merchant(Huma Qureshi) and Kabir Alex Merchant(Saqib Saleem ) are siblings who live a separated life due to a tragedy that has happened in the past. She recalls her childhood with her family with her father Alex Merchant (Adil Hussain) and her mother Lisa (Lisa Ray) and their pet Rambo. Things are hunky-dory till the father brings home a mirror which is said to be haunted. One fine day in a rage of fear, Adil shoots Lisa and in turn Saqib shoots Adil. Natasha strongly believes that it is the mirror which was responsible for all happenings. The brother-sister duo reunite after a decade to destroy the haunted mirror but the mirror is well prepared in advance and knows how to protect itself.

The film is ineptly executed and the purpose of making the film remains unfathomable. The film is set in England, and has not a single Indian reference point that connects it with our experiences. No social or cultural adaptation has been attempted.

Dobaara: See Your Evil does have an interesting first half however it is not at all scary as projected in the trailer. The performances by the lead actors make the film interesting however the film lacks engaging narration in some aspects. Some of the interesting episodes have been badly presented. One couldn't initially make out if Alex Merchant was possessed or schizophrenic. The post interval episodes convince you that the film is a psychological thriller.

The second half of the film too has been loosely executed and will leave the audience confused. Many of the interesting episodes have been clearly ignored and the major plot has been sidelined. The performances by the lead actors drive the film completely. The pre-climax events make the film interesting and the climax is completely predictable.

Writer-director Prawaal Raman fails to make Dobaara: See Your Evil into an interesting horror film as the film lacks scary content. In fact, Dobaara: See Your Evil can be called a thriller instead of a horror film. The story of the film is interesting and well written but Raman's screenplay looks loose while his dialogues are okay. Cinematography by Anuj Dhawan is a major asset of the film. Editing by Hakeem Azeez and Nipun Gupta is decent. Arko Pravo Mukherjee's music is okay. Baxkground score by Avedis Ohanian and Aditya Trivedi is effective but the decibel levels of the background score needed to checked at several places.

Performance wise Adil Hussain has been exceptional in the film, almost flawless. Lisa Ray has been decent and apt for the role. Saqib Salem is impressive. Huma Qureshi is just about average. Madalina Bellariu is convincing as the spirit of the mirror, Anna. All the other actors do as required.

On the whole, Dobaara: See Your Evil is dull, exhausting and just forgettable.

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