off this October culminating with Halloween, BollyCurry has saved its
best for last. Halloween
is a time to embrace one's dark side. Among the many things that make
most spooktacular holiday, watching horror films remains a staple of the
Hallows' Eve experience. While many
horror movies remain elusive to the masses, some films and their
memorable characters have been able to garner a niche fan following.
Therefore, BollyCurry presents to you the top five scariest makeup looks
movies. In no particular order, here are
the looks that are sure to send a shiver down your spine.
First on our list is Samri from the 1984 horror film, Purana Mandir.
The movie is a cult classic directed by Bollywood horror film
aficionados - The Ramsay Brothers. The movie chronicles the story
monster named Samri played by Ajay Agrawal. The gleaming red eyes,
protruding canines and the startling presence, thanks to the Mr.
Agrawal's six feet seven
inch frame, make Samri one of Bollywood's
scariest movie looks.
The witch Nakita from the 1988 Ramsay Production Veerana
, harbors one of
the scariest looks in B-Town horror. Given that the movie was released over 20
years ago, Nakita's makeup is especially noteworthy. Frazzled hair, red
burnished eyes and the wrinkled skin looks scary good, while the rotted teeth
add that extra gross factor. Makeup artist Sayed Ahmed and costume designers
Madanlal and Mani Rabadi did great a job in making Nakita one the iconic looks in the Bollywood
No scariest looks
list is complete without a scary vampire and Neola from Bandh Darwaza
fits the bill spot on. Bandh Darwaza
another movie by The Ramsay Brothers,
was released in 1990 at the tail end of the 80s horror boom. With the iconic vampire
teeth, bloody eyes and the quintessential black cape, Neola is Bollywood's
version of the classic Dracula-esque vampire. Meticulously placed and pronounced facial
scars makes him a classic horror look.
Next on our list is Sangeeta from the 2012 horror flick, 1920:
. Produced by Vikram Bhatt
and directed by Bhushan Patel
movie is a quasi-sequel to the 2008 movie, 1920
. While the film failed to do
garner critical acclaim, the makeup and prosthetic deserve a strong mention. Sangeeta's stringy black hair, glazed over
eyes, pasty white skin and bloody facial scars reminds us of the many Hollywood
exorcism movies. The classic white
ragged dress perfectly completes her look.
The final look to make the cut hails from one of the later flicks added to Bollywood's small horror collection. The ghost, played
by newcomer Aparna Bajpai
in Vikram Bhatt
's 2013 movie Horror Story
is one of the spookiest
looks we have seen on screen in some time. Her look comprises of
mismatched teeth, blind-eye contacts, a tattered dress and a staple of
any horror look - tangled, messy
Indian cinema, although not known for its mastery of the horror
genre, has had its fair share of scary movies. The
earliest Bollywood horror films graced the screen in the 1940s and since
there has been plethora of horror films over the past seventy years.
BollyCurry wishes all the readers a great Halloween and we await to hear
which look appalled you the most.
Writer: Marsh P.
Editor(s): Saraa K and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Marsh P.