Darr @ the Mall

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Darr @ the mall
Darr@TheMallFirstTeaserPoster.jpg
First Teaser Poster
Directed by Pavan Kirpalani
Starring Jimmy Shergill
Nushrat Bharucha
Arif Zakaria
Asif Basra
Nivedita Bhattacharya
Shradha Kaul
Neeraj Sood
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Background Score:
Ranjit Barot
Lyrics:
Amitabh Bhattacharya
Edited by Puja Ladha Surti
Production
company
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release dates
  • February 21, 2014 (2014-02-21)[1]
Country India
Language Hindi

Darr @ the Mall is a horror film[2] directed by Pawan Kripalani of Ragini MMS fame. The film was released on 21 February 2014[3][4] and stars Jimmy Shergill[5] and Nushrat Bharucha in the lead roles. The film is produced by Multi Screen Media and Contiloe Entertainment.[6][7]

Plot[edit]

Asia's largest mall is ready for inauguration, although there is controversy surrounding the recent deaths of construction workers and mall staff, leading the media to label the mall as haunted. Vishnu (Jimmy Shergill) is mysteriously recommended for the job of chief security officer on the eve of the inaugural party.

On the night of the party, the owner of the mall Mr. Manchanda and his associate, Mr. Khan's children, Ahana and Naveed along with their friends are also at the party. One by one, a ghostly apparition targets the teenagers and mall investors, meanwhile Vishnu slowly uncovers clues about the identity of the ghost.

As the party ends, Mr. Manchanda, Mr. Khan, their children and Vishnu along with the mall's event manager find themselves locked inside after all the guests have gone home. The six of them struggle to stay alive as the ghost continues its killing spree.

Through a flashback the ghost of a child reveals to Vishnu, that the mall was built over what used to be an orphanage, that burned to the ground two decades ago. Vishnu’s connection to the killings is that he was one of the orphans living with the nun and other children at the orphanage.

Mr. Manchanda and Mr. Khan tried to get the nun to sell the orphanage, but when she refused, they had the orphanage burnt down. Vishnu (known as Arjun as a child), managed to escape but due to an injury he lost his memory of what transpired.

The horrific smokey apparition is the ghost of the nun who kills all those involved in the crime. The ghosts of the dead children play their part in the killings as they simultaneously warn, befuddle and scare the people within the mall killing not only those involved but guiltless people as well.

After the nun kills Mr. Manchanda, she also attempts to kill Ahana, till Vishnu begs the nun to stop as she has already killed the men responsible. The movie ends with the nun sparing Ahana, and she and Vishnu are shown walking out of the mall.

Cast[edit]

  • Jimmy Shergill as Vishnu Sharma/Arjun
  • Nushrat Bharucha as Ahana Manchanda
  • Arif Zakaria as Alok Manchanda
  • Asif Basra as Javed Khan
  • Nivedita Bhattacharya as Tischa
  • Vikram Raj Bhardwaj as KD
  • Shraddha Kaul as Nun Madeline
  • Neeraj Khetrapal as Sahni
  • Yaushika Varma as Mandy
  • Anadya Sharma
  • Geet Sharma as Nanau
  • Pramod Pathak as Rana
  • Neeraj Sood as Rajendra
  • Charlotte Desmond
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Vishal N Jethwa
  • Danish Akhtar
  • Amit Roy

Promotion[edit]

Darr @ The Mall has done over 8 television show integrations. The movie is promoted at a Sony TV Shows Adaalat,[8] Bhoot Aaya, CID,[9] Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein on Zee TV, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV, Chidiya Ghar on SAB TV, F.I.R. on SAB TV. The Official Music Launch was on Boogie Woogie Kids Championship[10] the episode of which aired on January 18, 2014

Music[edit]

Darr @ the Mall
Soundtrack album by
Released February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:36
Label MSM Motion Pictures
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy chronology
One by Two
(2014)
Darr @ the Mall
(2014)
2 States
(2014)
Agnel Roman−Faizan Hussain chronology
Mickey Virus
(2014)
Darr @ the Mall
(2014)
Ranjit Barot chronology
Shaitan
(2011)
Darr @ the Mall
(2014)

The soundtrack of the film is given by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Agnel Roman, Faizan Hussain and Ranjit Barot, while the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Agnel Roman and Faizan Hussain. The album includes three original tracks, one remix track and one instrumental track.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Agnel Roman and Faizan Hussain, all music composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, Agnel Roman−Faizan Hussain, and Ranjit Barot.

Darr @ the Mall
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Pinacolada (Remix)(by DJ Suketu)"   Amitabh Bhattacharya Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Aditi Singh Sharma, Neeti Mohan 5:48
2. "Chaahatein"   Agnel Roman−Faizan Hussain Agnel Roman−Faizan Hussain Sharmistha Chatterjee 4:21
3. "Tera Reham"   Amitabh Bhattacharya Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Shreya Ghoshal 4:52
4. "Pinacolada"   Amitabh Bhattacharya Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Aditi Singh Sharma, Neeti Mohan 5:19
5. "Darr Theme"     Ranjit Barot Instrumental 3:16
Total length:
23:36

Critical reception[edit]

Critic Subhash K. Jha gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and states that DarrThe Mall is one of the more polished products of the much-abused horror genre.[13] DNA India said that The Mall is a spine chilling tale of one night and an encounter with the past.[14]

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