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  • If you like horror as a genre, and prefer a genuine theme over sheer succession of scary sequences, you will like this one, which isn’t bound by the diktats of commercial cinema.

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  • ...is a delightful treat to those who are fond of horror flicks. And stop complaining that Bollywood doesn't produce good horror films!

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  • The best horror movies are ones that make you laugh as you scream -- laughing presumably at your own screaming -- but Pari doesn't operate on that level.

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  • Considering that Bollywood hasn’t seen a scary film in quite a while, it’s good to see Prosit venture into this genre without resorting to the old cliches. 

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  • This “Good vs. Evil vs. Evil” film is horrifying, terrifying, disgusting and repulsive in turns. Ugh. Guess that is what makes it a decent horror-thriller?

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  • Pari breaks away from typical Indian horrors even while it leans heavily on tested tropes...

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  • A rewarding slow-burn story that’s not a ‘horror movie’ so much as a horror-inflected drama about misfits.

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  • The fact that the star has chosen to produce this shockathon (she is one of the few female actors in Bollywood to turn producer) speaks volumes about the risk-taking streak she has brought to her career so far.

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  • ...an elaborate track about satanic worship along with themes of good versus evil and love limits this film’s appeal to the loyal viewer who favours this genre.

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  • A more dramatic story and tauter screenplay would have turned it into a true blue horror film. But in the present form, the only feeling it evokes is of sadness brought out by the fact that a brilliant opportunity got lost.

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  • This movie is slow to create the scary world, and even though you enjoy it, it takes too long to actually make you gasp for air. But what an awesome beginning for Anushka Sharma and Parambrata Chatterjee.

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  • ...has an interesting premise with a fair amount of chills and thrills. However, the weak screenplay and unnecessary blood and gore is off putting.

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  • ...redefines the horror genre in Bollywood. It proves that we've come a long was since the era when the Ramsay Brothers...

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  • ...is different from other Bollywood horror films. Yes. But, we still have a long, long way to go in the genre.

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  • The oppressive fear built at the start collapses when the filmmaker explains it all.

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  • ...asks the big question – are human beings in fact the biggest monsters? I say the biggest horror is a lame script.

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  • ...is an uneven film that could have benefitted from the intervention of a more assertive editor. While it is replete with twists, these throw the audience off rather than aid in enhancing clarity.

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  • ...doesn’t come together in a coherent, satisfying way.

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  • ...has traces of a cult in the making but the result is muddled.

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  • ...the film is so poorly-written, and so scatter-brained that nothing can rescue it, not even a leading lady who is determined to do something different with her producing heft.

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  • ...a confusing tell of ghosts, ghouls, djinns and forced legitimacy.

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