Date: 9/15/2012 4:04:00 PM
The last Vikram Bhatt movie that I saw was Haunted 3D. The man and his obsession with the horror genre is truly commendable. By that I mean – how many times is one person willing to go out there and hang himself on a clothesline to be the object of ridicule of the rest of the world? It must take a truck load of guts right. I can understand that the Vishesh Films banner has to oblige family. But when oh when will this man stop fighting for the position of the worst director in the country?
I missed Raaz 3 on the Friday of release. And I was told that I didn’t miss much. I cannot say that it was a horrible movie. But I cannot say that it was above average either. In terms of a score out of 10, I would give it 3 on 10 because the story was definitely better than Bhatt’s previous attempts. So after trying for so long, he finally got a story that was not too bad.
You have Aditya Arora (Emran “Kiss Me” Hashmi) who is one of the most successful directors in the past few years. He has reached this far thanks to a few favours that he picked up along the way from Shanaya Shekhar (Bipasha Basu) who is an actress on her way down. She is fast losing ground to Sanjana Krishna (Esha Gupta). Sanjana has won the best actress award for the past 2 years.
So when Sanjana does a threepeat, Shanaya loses her faith in the person upstairs. She gets lured into the fascinating world of Black Magic. She sells her soul to Dutt (Manish Choudhary) – a spirit who is in the world between humans and the after-life. She gets some magic water from Dutt and with the help of Aditya gets Sanjana to consume the water. That unlocks Sanjana’s soul for the evil world to come into. A spate of eerie events occur back to back. Sanjana begins to lose it much to Shanaya’s delight.
Vikram Bhatt takes a bit to gore instead of the pure horror of the unknown. So we have an evil spirit that is made up reasonably well as a human with dark circles under his bloodshot eyes and some black scars for good measure. But in a minute he turns into a gory bloody lump with creepy crawlers coming out of every square inch. Quite hilarious actually when I play it back in my mind.
Nothing in terms of performances to look forward to. Bipasha is as plastic as ever but for some reason she always gets a great bunch of clothes which accentuate her curves better than anyone else. Hashmi is as good as he is ever been in a Vishesh Films production. Esha Gupta I disappointing. I expected better. On the whole, nothing you have missed @ 3 on 10. Don’t bother catching up.
Watch the trailer on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdGMo3fffkg