An ‘evil’ mirror featuring in the trailer of Prawaal Raman’s next, Dobaara See Your Evil, has triggered intrigue among movie buffs. Cashing in on the curiosity, the makers have installed unbreakable mirror standees at multiplexes and are challenging cine-goers to try and break the mirror. Each failed attempt is met with a ‘Try Dobaara’ response. The idea behind this exercise is to communicate the evil powers of the mirror; it may crack or dent, but won’t shatter. This concept has been created using elements of security-based and interactive technologies.
Huma Qureshi, who stars in the film, “The idea behind this mirror activity is to give the audience a first-hand experience of what happens to us in the film.” Her actor-brother, Saqib Saleem, who also features in the film, says, “Since it is a key character, we thought of making the audience meet the mirror and see if they can do what set out to achieve — break the mirror.” The film is set to release on June 2.Dobaara, starring actors and siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem, is slated to release on 19 May.
“So guys! The date has been set. ‘Dobaara’ releases May 19th. Saqib Saleem,” Huma tweeted on Friday. Huma will be seen sharing screen space with her brother Saqib in the Hindi film remake of the Hollywood film Oculus. Oculus, which released in 2013, is a supernatural psychological horror directed by Mike Flanagan. The film starred Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites. It revolved around a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered.
Huma Qureshi has had a great 2017 so far, thanks to the success of Jolly LLB 2. The actor, who is currently working on an Indo-UK project directed by Gurinder Chadha, says that working in collaborative movies is quite different. “It is a challenge to work away from India and with a cast and crew from all over the world. But it’s also very gratifying, and you learn so much by just being with them,” she says.