A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
When someone who holds a grudge is reincarnated, watch out!
Positive Role Models
Usha is a loving mother who wants her daughter to marry a nice Indian boy. But she fears that the person who traumatized her decades ago is returning from the dead to torment her daughter. Pallu is a dutiful and loving daughter.
Violence & Scariness
A stalker attacks a former girlfriend, slams her head against concrete, and is then killed himself. A man stabs someone and is fatally hit on the head with a cast iron pot. Someone throws chili powder in a man's eyes.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A couple discuss the fact that they're sleeping together. Apart from kissing, no sex is seen.
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Rare use of "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Evil Eye is a supernatural tale wedged inside a seemingly routine story about an East Asian mother trying to arrange an Indian marriage for her more modern, American daughter. Mom can't shake a sense that her daughter's too-good-to-be-true new boyfriend is really the reincarnation of a man who physically abused the mom decades back. How do you warn your kid to act on what sounds like superstitious craziness? Language includes "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch." Violence from the past leads to present-day violence. A stalker attacks a former girlfriend, slams her head against concrete, and is then killed himself. A man stabs someone and is hit on the head with a cast iron pot. Someone throws chili powder in a man's eyes. A couple discuss the fact that they're sleeping together. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Sarita Choudhury is a gift to any movie, so it's the good fortune of this film to have her talent and charm offset the downright silliness of its plot. When the plot unfurls, it boils down to the unlikely outcome that a guy in his 20s wants to have the woman, now near her 60s, who jilted him decades before when he was someone else. So why does he need to marry Usha's daughter? Why does he tell Usha that if she tries to interfere, he'll kill Pallu? When the young handsome Sandeep finally meets up with 60ish Usha and tells her that he's lured her by using the daughter, all because he wants Usha "forever," the story just falls apart. At least Rosemary's Baby, with the devil playing a role, made sense internally. Evil Eye even suggests that as one bad man expires his evil soul enters a newborn's body to do further mischief decades in the future. Teens can find much better scares and thrills elsewhere.
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