Saansein is an amazing work of art by director Ruia. It takes talent to make a 101 minute movie which is boring. It also takes guts to then push around seven songs in it. Each one of them a lesson in how not to make music.
Saansein suffers from another weakness which is now the hallmark of all horror movies being dished out by bollywood. A bhoot lustfully obsessed with the leading lady in most cases from pichla janam. I have also wondered does a woman who is being forced every night actually move around wearing short dresses with waxed shining legs? Would she not give up on herself and life totally? Saansein is also a great example how to get a consistent cast. None of the actors in this one can act. So none of the actors can blame the casting director to make them look bad by getting someone good. Hitec Tejwani is the modern tantrik who delivers his aatma control lecture in savdhan India anchoring style. And his effort is actually the best effort in this movie. This is a horror movie and the ideas are as original as chaadar being dragged from sleeping people and bulbs flickering like when the colony transformer hits a short circuit and trips. The climax is done a bit sindbad style. The hero has to get a pavitra shankh of shiv ji from one place and then a mirror from the lusty-ghosty's previous death spot. While watching the movie I kept thinking why does it so become necessary for horror movie makers to show even morning scenes in a horror movie with a dark blue tint. While the contrast of morning and night lights will actually add to fear in the audience. The horror moments are as scary as a toddler trying to scare you with a halloween party cartoon mask. The only other achievement of this one is that it makes the horror series of Ramsey brothers as classics. Stay home and watch a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Atleast Jerry creates better horror for Tom and we enjoy it.