I really wanted to like Pari. Any Hindi movie of the horror genre that does not have Emran Hashmi’s pout, random Miss Universe/World contest winners fluttering eyelids while strategically covered by satin sheets, a song by Atif Aslam or Arijit Singh and then its remix, the word Bhatt associated with any part of it, a What Lies Beneath rip off, and Jackie Shroff playing evil girl child Samarah from the Ring ( yes that happened) deserves my support. Add to it a reigning A lister venturing into a non phemily genre, a Kolkata setting, a hero named Arnab, a heroine named Ruksana ( name of the protagonist of the Mahabharata Murders) and Ritabhari playing the Barrackpore Bombshell and you can understand how desperately I wanted to love it.
And yet Pari just did not work for me. It just did not.