Was watching bhool bulaya ( a movie from priaydarsan : http://www.bhoolbhulaiyaa.com/ ). This is the second remake of manichitrathazu, i am watching.
The first remake i saw was the Rajni movie ChandraMukhi. While watching Chandramukhi, i was watching it as a Rajni film and not as a manichirathazu remake.
While watching the bhool bhulaiyaa, I realized the depth of characters,visuals, songs in Malayalam. Bhool bhulaiyaaA worst remake i ever saw - may be second because first i will say virasath - thavar magan.
But if i watch it as a Hindi movie, i think its an OK movie. Its actually a good movie compared to Hindi standards. Vidya Balan looks far better than the Tamil remake Jothika ( her actions were like comedy ).
Verdict : A good hindi movie but the Malayalam version is far far far superior to all the other remakes.
I really suggest the Hindi viewers to watch the complete Malayalam movie or even some strips ( available in you tube ).
Some links :
Believe me, its release in 1993 ( 14 yr old ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaptamitra - I didn't see this one