Director: Prosit Roy
Writers: Abhishek Banerjee (story and screenplay), Prosit Roy (story and screenplay)
Stars: Parambrata Chatterjee, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Ritabhari Chakraborty
Runtime: 2h 15min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Released: 2 March 2018
Storyline: Pari is a supernatural horror film in which a man attempts to help a woman named Ruksana, an abuse victim, who he found chained up in a hut.
There are certain things top Bollywood actresses just don’t do. They don’t, for example, play flesh-chomping chudails with a mouth that drips blood and a face that’s a mess of cracking, rotting skin. Nagins avenging the murder of their slithering, beloved Nags is as far as they will go in the revenge-seeking supernatural world. Angry and hissing, yes, but never ugly and repulsive. That’s because, a), bhootnis are unseemly; and b), because things stick. After playing a witch or a pret aatma who preys on innocent, unsuspecting humans, it is very likely that the next time the actress puts her manicured hand on the hero’s shoulder in a KJo or an Adi Chopra film, everyone in the hall will freak out in unison, scream and run straight to Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat to save him from the chudail’s chungal.