Darna Mana Hai [English: Getting Scared is Forbidden] is a Bollywood production, released on 25 July 2003. It was considered a unique and innovative attempt by [joint] producer Ram Gopal Varma and director Prawal Raman to provide Indian audiences with an anthology horror film which consists of six different short stories. It stars a host of Bollywood celebrities including Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Shilpa Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Isha Koppikar, Nana Patekar, Sohail Khan, and more.
Darna Mana Hai interweaves six stories into one film. Seven friends get stuck in the middle of a forest when their car breaks down, and they find refuge in an abandoned house. To keep each other amused, they tell each other horror and supernatural stories that they have heard over a bonfire.
The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by Salim-Sulaiman, with lyrics by Lalit Marathe.
#"Darna Mana Hai" [4:20] – Sunidhi Chauhan, Ninad Kamat, Naresh Kamat
#"Darna Mana Hai Remix" [4:15] – Sunidhi Chauhan, Ninad Kamat, Naresh Kamat
#"Homework" [5:11] – Clinton Cerejo, Aparna Jha, Vijay
#"Jo Dar Gaya Voh Mar Gaya" [4:45] – Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant, Naresh Kamat
#"No Smoking" [4:56] – Ravi Khote
#"Stop" [4:27] – Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan
The film, which opened in mid-2003, opened to an average response, but the box office figures declined rapidly after bad reviews and negative word-of-mouth. Domestically it earned $132,348. Although it was acclaimed for its daring and unique plot, DMH received a flop status [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=darnamanahai.htm].
The first story is about a married couple, Karan [Sohail Khan] and Anjali [Antara Mali], who get stuck in the middle of a forest.
The second story involves a photographer, Anil [Saif Ali Khan], who checks into an inn while he is on his way to Mumbai.
The third story is that of a school teacher [Raghuvir Yadav] who confronts a strange student, Pramila, who is always punished for not completing her homework.
The fourth story revolves around a housewife [Shilpa Shetty] who buys "mysterious" apples from a strange vendor [Rajpal Yadav].
In the fifth story, an old man named John [Nana Patekar] is standing at a graveyard. A young man, Amar [Vivek Oberoi], passes by and gives lift to John.
The sixth and final story is about a young student, Purab [Aftab Shivdasani], and his love interest, Abhilasha [Isha Koppikar]. Purab gets a new trick, when he says stop the people around him get stuck and when he says move they start moving. He is very happy because of his this trick he can impress Abhilasha, when he goes inside his room in a mirror says himself stop and he gets stop. His parents take him to hospital but sadly he dies.
The strange man then tells the two that it is now his turn to tell a story. He tells them a story which they happen to be familiar with but only partly.
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