Naina is a Hindi horror film released in India in 2005. It stars Urmila Matondkar. It is an uncredited remake of the Hong Kong film The Eye, meaning the original writers received no compensation as opposed to that provided by the American remake The Eye .
Its release caused controversy in India because its depiction of the protagonist seeing ghosts after receiving a corneal transplant was similar to existing fears in India surrounding corneal transplants and it was feared the film would discourage people from donating corneas or seeking corneal transplants.
Film is not to be confused with Naina [1973 film] starring Shashi Kapoor, as the two films are completely unrelated.
Naina was five years old when she lost her eyesight with her parents in London during a solar eclipse. Twenty years later she goes through a successful operation that gets her eyesight back. Happy and grateful, she leaves the hospital to discover the world.
However, soon she begins to see things she is not meant to; something dark and supernatural. Terrified, she searches for an answer to escape this new world.
Naina mostly got reviews from the critcs. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama said, NAINA is one of the most imaginative and pulse-pounding horror films to come along in recent times. It leaves the viewer frightened, terrified and petrified. As a horror movie, it packs one genuine scare after another, right till its finale. The film got a 90% opening in the First week but its collections dropped heavily. At last it was given an average tag.
Urmila Matondkar was especially praised for her performance.
Differences between the eye and naina
In The Eye, Mun became blind at the age of two. In Naina, Naina became blind at age five. In The Eye, Mun lived with her grandmother and sister. In Naina, Naina lives with her grandmother.
Source : Naina Wiki Page