Mumbai: Comedy, thriller, action and romance are the usual categories of films distributed by Bollywood filmmakers week after week. But the coming months will see a few leading filmmakers experimenting with a genre much less tried and tested — horror.
Despite not being as popular as their more jovial cousins, horror movies are making a comeback this season.
But there’s a reason why mainstream has eluded this genre in the past.
Bollywood-produced horror films are usually associated with the tawdry, low budget movies brought out by the Ramsay Brothers.
However, concepts of the masked beasts, haunted houses and girls in skimpy nightwear are a thing of the past.
Ram Gopal Varma’s 2003 hit Bhoot changed the way horror films were perceived. But it was followed by attempts like Vaastushastra, Darna Mana Hai and Naina that failed to create the eerie effect, leaving the audiences disappointed.