The movie ‘Evil-eye’ is co-produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jason Blum.
The movie is rated 59% on rotten tomatoes and it’s IMDb rating is 4.6/10 and an overall rating of two stars.
The movie cast includes Sarita Choudhary, Sunita Mani, Omkar Maskati, Bernard White.It is directed by Elan Dessani and Rajeev Dessani. The movie is based on the book ‘Punarjanam’ (rebirth).
The story revolves around the lives of a mother- Usha(sarita Choudhary) and a daughter- Pallavi (Sunita Mani). In the starting we become familiar with the mother-daughter duo and see the concept of marriage and dating. Based on the current situation, Pallavi, an attractive and single 29 year old woman in New Orleans constantly hears from her mother in Delhi about how she should be married. Pallavi had been through many failed set-up dates in between and the pressure given by her mother just turned her into a romantic comedy-ready cynic until she randomly meets the handsome, rich and captivating Sandeep (Omar Masakti).
Usha gets very excited to know about her daughter’s new rich and handsome boyfriend, but her excitement soon turns into concern when she hears about everything he’s doing in the relationship. She starts to get flashbacks from her past in which she managed to save herself from a man who tried to kill her before he killed himself and she now suspects that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of her old boyfriend.
Usha knows from her history that a guy like Sandeep is too good to be true and that Pallavi is walking straight into a trap.
The anxious thrill of this story begins when Usha can’t get her husband and daughter to believe her, especially when Sandeep starts to reveal more of his cold and controlling side.
As the story presents progressively tense phone conversation between the mother and the daughter, it establishes a palpable divide—Pallavi has become less of a cynic about relationships, and is unaware of how much she is losing her independence. Meanwhile, her mother, previously so adamant about her daughter getting married, starts to sound like she’s changed her opinion on the whole concept, and sounds more controlling than ever.
“Evil Eye” can be equally grounded and claustrophobic. Toxic behavior is eternal, and “Evil Eye” sincerely depicts both those who do not recognize it, and those who are all too familiar with it.
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