The new South Asian American film “Evil Eye” uses a central theme of reincarnation and a mother-daughter duo to tackle toxic relationships and generational trauma.
She has an array of evil eye trinkets — protective talismans used in various cultures — around her house and gives Pallavi a similar bracelet.
Omar Maskati as Sandeep and Sunita Mani as Pallavi in “Evil Eye.”
Under its predictable outline, “Evil Eye” is an effort to do something similar.
“We would love to see more South Asian films that tap into fears stemming from the culture and hope that ‘Evil Eye’ opens those doors.”