‘Dybbuk’ Movie Review 2021: Out Of The Box or a flop?

Dybbuk is a horror Indian Hindi film directed and written by Jay K, produced by Panorama and T-Series Studios. The movie, starring Emraan Hashmi and Nikita Dutta in the lead role, is Jay’s 2017 film Malayalam Ezra.

The story of the film is about an old box bought by a female character, after which the couple is confronted with strange things. The main photography started on 18 July 2019 in Mauritius. The film debuted on October 29, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.

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Dybbuk, in Jewish mythology, is a vicious spirit who believes in the extinction of the dead soul. There is a person whose soul and body do not come together. Newborns or people with any form of mental illness are more likely to have dybbuk.

This box should never be opened. It is said to leave the governing body once it has achieved its purpose, sometimes after being fired.


The story of the movie begins when Mahi, a newly married woman, brings an ancient coffin to her house. Soon the couple finds unusual jobs, and they know it’s a dybbuk box. Filmmaker Jay K’s honesty in speaking science against logic bit is evident, but the predicted story and attached backstory make it a long wait for climate change.

I don’t know about society, but the ghost world is becoming increasingly uninhibited. After the Muslim spirit of Pari, we have a Jewish soul looking for a recipient who will take revenge on this refinement of the Malayalam flick. 

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Instead of a cross, here is Khamsa’s navel blocking evil. Another new feature is that the air-carrying function is no longer limited to a woman. The hero also shares the burden, raising the prospect of gender justice in a terrifying environment. In place of Nikita Dutta, it is Emran Hashmi who goes under the shower!


In addition to this movement that seems to come out of the box, the film follows a manual: dogs identify the wind, which is carried by the night wind, and the glasses are meant to be smashed. Director Jay K is inspired by Vikram Bhatt School, which likes to set up its spook fests in the colonial bungalows.

Such settings distinguish the average person as he views the fear of the protagonists as an outsider. And if the protagonists are a couple of different religions living in a haunted house, it plays into the myth that the same is jinxed.

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Sam, played by Hashmi, and Mahi, played by Dutta, are one such couple who moved to the same mansion in Mauritius. Sam is an expert in disposing of nuclear waste, and Nikita is trying to eradicate miscarriage.

There are lines like Mahi telling Sam that he wants to dress the bungalow according to the heritage theme. Still, he buys an ancient box containing the dybbuk, which contains the human spirit according to Jewish tradition.

The setting allows the air to roam, and director Jay K plays tricks. However, he spends most of his time explaining the origins of the ghost and Jewish culture, making the audience anticipate the horrors that follow. Perhaps, the idea is for reaching out to those who find Aahat terrifying without ignoring the technical knowledge of those who ride The Conjuring.


The filmmaker’s sincerity in speaking to science and logic bit is evident, but the predicted story and attached backstory make it a long wait for climate change. Emran is in an unfamiliar area and simply passing through a working holiday in Mauritius. Manav Kaul is trying hard to convince the Rabbi who exploded the ghost.

So is Denzil Smith as Father. One is closely related to Nikita. With two and a half words, it’s hard to guess whether you’re scared or intimidated by the rational approach of the film.

Dybbuk review: A dispirited remake of Malayalam movie Ezra

Times of India’s Renuka Vyavahare gave the film 2 stars (5) and said, “The special effects are decent. Only if there was something amazing in this classic horror game.” Shubham Dwivedi of Pinkvilla gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and wrote, “Dybbuk is a horrible story of a strenuous body that is moderately arranged without making an effort to rise above it.

The film does not evoke the viewer’s emotions.” Indian Express gave the film 1.5 out of 5 stars and said, “Based on the Malayalam film Ezra, the actor Emraan Hashmi-Nikita Dutt plays only numbers.”


Anupama Chopra of Film Companion wrote, “Ezra, the original Malayalam on which the film is based, is a tangible string with enough tension and one solid twist.” Tatsam Mukherjee, Writer at Firstpost, gave a 1/5 rating and wrote, “Dybbuk, the Hindi remake of Malayalam film Ezra, is full of amazing ‘twists’ and quick decisions.” 

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Roktim Rajpal of the Deccan Herald gave a rating of 2.5/5 and said, “Like all versions, Dybbuk caters to those who have not yet seen the original version.

” Bollywood Hungama gave the two stars and wrote, “Dybbuk is trying to be a horror film that is unusual, but the second part is not so scary, and the long-playing time spoils the show.” Anuj Kumar from the Hindu website wrote, “The filmmaker Jay K’s honesty in talking to science and logic bit is obvious, but the predicted story and the follow-up backstory make it wait a long time for climate change.

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