Hawa (film)

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Directed byGuddu Dhanoa
Produced byGuddu Dhanoa
Santosh Dhanoa
Written bySutanu Gupta
Sanjay Masoom
Shahbaz Khan
Mukesh Tiwari
Music byDilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Surendra Singh Sodhi
CinematographySripad Natu
Edited byA. Muthu
Release date
  • 4 July 2003 (2003-07-04)
Running time
129 min

Hawa (English: Wind) is a 2003 Hindi horror film starring Tabu. The film was an unofficial remake of the 1983 American horror film The Entity which starred Barbara Hershey. Hawa was later dubbed into Telugu as Naa Intlo Oka Roju and then in Tamil as Raja Leelai.


The beautiful Sanjana is a divorcee who moves to a hillside house as she cannot afford a house in the city. However, it's not long before strange occurrences begin near and in her home. Sanjana is mentally tortured and physically raped by an invisible demon. Her dog is also possessed and attacks her and Vicky, her younger brother. Sanjana comes to learn that her the demon comes from an old well, where tribals used to push and kill criminals as punishment. due to lightning striking the well, one soul escapes and haunts Sanjana.



Critical reception[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2.5 stars and claimed that 'the film merges two lethal aspects, sex and violence, which should prove a path-breaking exercise for the Hindi viewer.' Suraj Das of Planet Bollywood, gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and said that 'Self-respecting moviegoers looking for quality film rather than shameful sexual exploitation should steer far clear of this compost.' Anjum N from Rediff, gave the film a negative review and said that 'Tabu is the only saving grace of the movie', and 'it's rather sad that all her effort has been wasted in a movie like Hawa.

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