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With: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White, Omar Maskati, Anjali Bhimani, Rachel Cora Wood, Ramesh Reddy, Lena Clark, Satya Polisetti, Ashish Thapliyal, Natosha Durr, Kamran Shaikh, Kim Patel
Written by: Madhuri Shekar, based on her Audible original
Directed by: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani
MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 90
Date: 10/13/2020

Evil Eye (2020)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Comeback Id

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Part of the "Welcome to the Blumhouse" four-film series on Amazon Prime, Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani's Evil Eye benefits from appealing performances by Sarita Choudhury (Lady in the Water) and Sunita Mani (GLOW) as mother and daughter, and from a non-white cast, but its straightforward narrative isn't terribly surprising. It really only has one place to go, and, sure enough, it goes there. Mani plays Pallavi, whose mother Usha tries to fix her up with nice Indian boys. When one date shows up late, she instead meets the rich, handsome Sandeep (Omar Maskati), and they instantly hit it off. But Usha doesn't like it, and things get worse when she begins to think that Sandeep is the reincarnation of a man who tried to kill her many years ago. The film looks great, and it doesn't overstay its welcome, but I wish it had packed a bit more of a wallop.

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