Ek Thi Daayan – India, 2013 – overview



Ek Thi Daayan (translation: Once There Lived a Witch) is a 2013 Bollywood Indian horror feature film directed by Kannan Iyer.

The movie stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin.


Bobo (Hashmi) is one of India’s leading magicians. Unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help.

Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister power called Daayan who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to haunt Bobo. He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life.

Just when his career and love life is at full throttle, irresistible Lisa Dutt enters his life. Bobo is convinced that she is the daayan. But is she, really? Or is he just losing his mind?