Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is winning hearts for his latest offering Dybbuk – The Curse is Real that released on October 29th, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video has been declared a hit. It is certainly India’s answer to International horror flicks such as Conjuring series, Resident Evil and many more. Fans have been comparing Dybbuk with the Hollywood supernatural horror films.
Amazon Prime Video has released a riveting trailer of the highly anticipated horror thriller ‘Dybbuk: The Curse is Real’, starring Emraan Hashmi.
The trailer offers a sneak peek into the life of a couple who are tied down by the twisted knots of supernatural forces. It starts when Emraan’s wife in the film brings home an antique Jewish Box, which proves to be a grave mistake as it turns out to be a Dybbuk box! Dybbuk in Jewish folklore is a malevolent wandering spirit.
The film marks Emraan Hashmi’s return to his favourite genre as he’ll be seen leading the film with Nikita Dutta and Manav Kaul in key roles. And it brings out a stark contrast through its visuals as it juxtaposes the horrifying incidents with the picturesque locales of the cursed island.
The film helmed by Jay K. is the official remake of the blockbuster Malayalam film ‘Ezra’. T-Series and Panorama Studios have joined forces to produce the film.
Talking about it, Hashmi told IANS: ” ‘Dybbuk’ will mark my first digital feature film and I am extremely excited to have taken this journey.” He added: “The film is well-crafted and has quite a few jump-scares with a great storyline. We are bringing this film to our audiences at a time when the scarefest will be in full swing owing to Halloween and I can’t wait to see the audiences make ‘Dybbuk’ a part of their festive season watchlist.”
Director Jay K. said the film will prove to be a clutter-breaking piece of content. “With ‘Dybbuk’, the audiences will get to see a pure-play horror film. And I can assure you this film will stay with the audiences for a long time. The film’s storyline is gripping and explores a subject that hasn’t been exposed as much.”
The film brings together an eclectic mix of foreign mythology and culture and Indian storytelling sensibilities. “At the heart of the film is Jewish mythology and culture,” Jay K. explained. “The film has been designed keeping in mind the authenticity of the culture and the genre. I am glad to have talents such as Emraan, Nikita and Manav who have done justice to this story.”
Commenting on why the OTT platform ordered the film, Manish Menghani, Head, Content Licensing, Amazon Prime Video India, said, “Supernatural horror movies are very popular in India, and with ‘Dybbuk’, I feel we are going to be setting a new benchmark in this genre of entertainment in the country.”
Menghani added: “This time, every year, we bring to our customers best-in-class scary entertainment from around the world. With ‘Dybbuk’, I am confident our customers worldwide are in for a treat with an outright edge-of-the-seat thriller.”
Starring Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Dutta, Manav Kaul and Anil George, ‘Dybbuk’ is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 29.
According to fans on social media, Dybbuk – The Curse is Real is not the run-of-the-mill supernatural horror but it is one of its kind horror film shot on the parameters of International aesthetics. Highlighting the Jewish mythology for the first time in a Hindi film, Dybbuk – The Curse is Real surely stands out.
Emraan Hashmi shares, “I am thrilled to see the audience reactions on the film. Shooting for Dybbuk has been a different and adventurous experience for me since I get to know about the Jewish mythology in details. I had never done a horror film like this and reading comparisons around it with popular Hollywood horror flicks make my heart smile. I am truly overwhelmed with the audiences, who accepted the different storytelling like Dybbuk, which is first of its kind in my career. However, I am known to do horror films but Dybbuk is an exceptional supernatural horror story.”
Dybbuk – The Curse is Real is a Hindi remake of 2017 Malayalam movie Erza which is about a newly married woman, who when brings an antique Jewish box into her home, she and her husband start experiencing paranormal events. Directed by Jay K, the film also stars Nikita Dutta, Manav Kaul, Denzil Smith and Emaad Shah in the important roles.