Khamoshiyan is a 2015 Indian Hindi language film that combines romance, thriller and horror genres. It is written by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Karan Darra. The film stars Gurmeet Choudhary, Ali Fazal and Sapna Pabbi in the lead roles.
The film follows Kabir, a struggling writer who travels to Kashmir to find inspiration for his next book. There he meets Meera, a mysterious woman who runs a guest house. Kabir is drawn to her and soon discovers that she has a dark secret that involves her husband Jaidev, who is in a coma. Kabir decides to help Meera escape from her past, but he also uncovers some shocking truths that put his life in danger.
Khamoshiyan was produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films. The film was released on 30 January 2015 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film's music was composed by Jeet Gannguli, Ankit Tiwari and Bobby-Imran.Khamoshiyan received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. Some praised the film for its music, cinematography and performances, while others criticized it for its weak plot, poor direction and lack of originality. The film was compared to other horror films like Raaz, 1920 and Haunted.
The film was also accused of being a rip-off of the Hollywood film The Shining, as it had similar elements like a writer staying in an isolated hotel, a woman with a troubled past and a supernatural force that influences the characters. Some also pointed out the similarities between the film's poster and that of the American TV series American Horror Story.
Khamoshiyan was a moderate success at the box office, earning around 15 crores on a budget of 11 crores. The film's music was its biggest selling point, as it had chartbusters like Khamoshiyan, Baatein Ye Kabhi Na and Tu Har Lamha. The film's soundtrack was one of the best-selling albums of 2015.Khamoshiyan had some scenes that were meant to be scary, thrilling or romantic, but not all of them worked well. Some of the best scenes from the film are:
The scene where Kabir meets Meera for the first time and is intrigued by her mysterious aura. He follows her to her room and witnesses her crying and talking to someone on the phone. He also sees a butterfly tattoo on her back, which becomes a recurring motif in the film.
The scene where Kabir and Meera share a passionate kiss in the rain after he saves her from a group of goons. The song Khamoshiyan plays in the background, creating a romantic mood.
The scene where Kabir discovers Jaidev's secret room, where he finds a book of black magic rituals and a human skull. He also sees Jaidev's paintings of Meera with different men, implying that he has been sacrificing them to gain immortality.
The scene where Meera reveals her true identity to Kabir and tells him that she is a spirit who has been trapped by Jaidev for centuries. She also confesses her love for him and asks him to free her from Jaidev's curse.
The scene where Kabir confronts Jaidev and fights him with a sword. Jaidev reveals that he is not human, but a demon who feeds on souls. He also tells Kabir that he has been using Meera as a bait to lure men like him. aa16f39245