Saaya (2003 film)
|Directed by||Anurag Basu|
|Produced by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Screenplay by||Amol Shetge|
|Music by||Anu Malik
M. M. Keeravani
|Distributed by||Vishesh Films|
|4 July 2003|
Saaya (Hindi: साया, Urdu: سایہ, translation: Shadow) is a 2003 Bollywood Horror film. It is directed by Anurag Basu and stars John Abraham, Tara Sharma and Mahima Chaudhry. The story of the film is adapted from the 2002 Hollywood film Dragonfly.
Akash "Akki" (John Abraham) and his wife Maya (Tara Sharma) are doctors. When malaria strikes India on the Burmese border, Maya rushes over to help, despite Akki's disapproval. Akash soon receives the news of her death caused by a bus crash. The bus crashed into water at heavy rains.
Akash cannot accept Maya's passing away and believes strongly that she did not die. Akash himself has paranormal experiences where he feels that Maya's ghost is trying to communicate with him. He tries to communicate with her through the hospital patients who have suffered a near-death experience. Every patient draws a strange symbol, and one corpse starts talking to Akash when he is alone. Tanya (Mahima Chaudhry), a close friend of Maya, tries to console Akash, because when her lover died in an accident it was Akash who treated her. Now, she believes it is her turn, and she believes he is hallucinating.
With the help of a nun called Sister Martha and clues, Akash decides to go back to where it all began — the border. There, with the help of a guide, he tries to find out about Maya but it is not very successful, following which Akash jumps off a waterfall near the crash site and finds the sunken bus. He sees Maya's spirit beckoning him who shows him her accidents and incidents that follow. He goes to the nearby village tribe and asks if they saved Maya. They say she died, but they saved her soul. They take Akash inside and show him a surprise — though Maya died, while dying she gave birth to their daughter. Akash thus realises that Maya made him sure about trust because their baby survived among the tribe without any medical attention, despite being premature. He also realizes that Maya's ghost was trying to reach him so that he brings their daughter home. He takes their child home and lives happily ever after.
- John Abraham as Dr. Akash "Akki" Bhatnagar
- Tara Sharma as Maya
- Mahima Chaudhry as Tanya
- Zohra Sehgal as Sister Martha
- Rajendranath Zutshi as Moses
- Shreya Ghoshal - special appearance in song "Har Taraf"
- Akshita Mutreja - special appearance in the end as John's daughter
The music is composed by Anu Malik and M M Kreem. The lyrics are written by Sayeed Quadri. The soundtrack mostly consists of soulful tunes composed by Anu Malik and M M Kreem. The Ghazal "Kabhi Khushboo Kabhi Jhonka" composed by Anu Malik was a hit. Singer Shreya Ghoshal crooned the number Har Taraf and also made a special appearance in the video of the song. Notable singers like Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal, KK & Sonu Nigam have lent there voices for the album. The soundtrack is remembered for its decent numbers.
|1.||"O Sathiya"||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan||4:59|
|2.||"Aai Jo Teri Yaad (Female Version)"||Shreya Ghoshal||5:27|
|3.||"Aye Meri Zindagi"||Udit Narayan||6:19|
|4.||"Seena Pada"||Sheya Ghoshal||7:02|
|5.||"Har Taraf"||Sheya Ghoshal, KK||6:13|
|7.||"Aye Meri Zindagi (Sad Version)"||Udit Narayan||2:18|
|8.||"Aye Meri Zindagi"||Sheya Ghoshal||6:19|
|9.||"Aai To Teri Yaad (Male Version)"||Sonu Nigam||5:27|
- Actress Katrina Kaif was to make her debut with this film, but she instead did Boom.
- Singer Shreya Ghoshal has made an on-screen appearance in the song "Har Taraf".