Director: Prosit Roy
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rajat Kapoor
Synopsis: The supernatural movie Pari started with the high expectation of changing the horror geography of Bollywood movies, but it botched to touch the line. The movie starts with Arnab’s (Parambrata Chatterjee) meeting with his fiancé Piyali (Ritabhari Chakraborty), a beautiful talkative girl. On his way back home, his car hits a mysterious elderly woman clad in burqa. Arnab brings home her only daughter Ruksana (Anushka Sharma) out of guilt only to find another dreadful side of the girl. Professor Qasim Ali (Rajat Kapoor), the one-eyed exorcist is looking for Ruksana to end the dreadful custom of ‘ifrits’. The film continues with some mumbo-jumbo plots, bloody practices, traumatized women and finally the fight between the inner evil and angel.
- Anushka Sharma has delivered her life’s best performance in the movie. Her portrayal of traumatized further malicious Ruksana is convincing every inch.
- Rajat Kapoor has carried another strong character in his career.
- Parambrata and Ritabhari also played their parts quite well.
- Pari has joined the bandwagon of convincing horror movies of Bollywood with Bhoot and Ek Thi Dayan
- The script is quite jumbled up and confusing for the sub-plots
- The power-packed performances of the actors wasted in this poorly-written film.