A delightfully bizarre film!
Darna Mana Hai released in 2003. And yes, for me it was the film of the year.
Some say it’s a copy of twilight zone...I saw one film on twilight zone, found no evidence that suggested that this film is a copy.
Darna Mana Hai is not your usual commercial Hindi film. The first thing that you need to keep in mind when u watch D.M.H.is it is not a horror film. It is bizarre, it is different and yes it is wonderful.
D.M.H doesn't scare you though the film has its moments. The film tells the story of 6 college kids whose car breaks down in the middle of a lonely road at night. They finally find a place to stay, and instead of playing some stupid game, they decide to tell each other ghost stories. That is when D.M.H actually picks up I won’t get into the details of the story. Every story is interesting. They are scary, they are weird, and there is a dark humor.
The performances are brilliant. Boman, Saif, Raghuvir, Revathi, Vivek, Nana, Aftab…all come up with great performances.
The camera work and BGM is awesome. I have always felt Ram Gopal Varma and Mani Ratnam are the two best exponents of camera in Indian film industry.
As expected, the film did not do wonders at the box office neither it got any awards. But D.M.H clearly proved that Indian cinema is coming off age.
D.M.H is one of the best films to come out of the RGV factory. I wish he would come with more and more movies like this!!!!!
Rating: 4 / 5