Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3 (2012) Movie Review


Cast: Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta.
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Music: Jeet Ganguly and Rashid Khan

Shanaya Shekhar (Bipasha Basu) is the actress every producer dreams of roping in and every director aims at directing. In the film industry, Shanaya is the reigning star, Till Sanjana Krishna (Esha Gupta) forays into it. Three years after the entry of Sanjana, Shanaya becomes a producer’s choice – only if Sanjana denies signing a film. Aditya Arora (Emraan Hashmi) is a director who rises to fame, thanks to Shanaya. Shanaya’s desire to ruin Sanjana makes her resort to black magic, and what ensues is ‘Raaz 3’.

Bipasha Basu is magnificent in her Wicked, Manipulative, Low-powered character, as Sharanya. Emraan Hashmi has given canonic mannerisms and expressions during the film. Esha Gupta is okay in her role, but tries her best in the climax. Manish Choudhary is fine as Powerful Spirit.

Storyline all about a top actress threatened by the rise of a younger one seems even more interesting now than it did in 1950, when All About Eve first came out.

The movie starts off fine and promises a good finale. But once the RAAZ is out, the movie fails in its attempt to bring everything together and all the characters involved in one big scary bundle. Music is average & sound effects are good and up to the mark. The cinematography, a very important aspect of any horror flick doesn’t raise above average. Dialogues are good in parts. Editing could have been lot better. Production values are good.

The movie starts off well makes you feel good (till pre-interval) & something happening, you start guessing what next (From Post interval) what’s the secret, but end up seeing a well made Horror film which will not wet your pants but will make you laugh at the end (Especially in the Second Half). A thumbs down to Raaz 3… Because the story line and Flat Second Half that could have been much stronger & could have been one of the best movies to be made. It just lost its path completely (In the Middle) & will only make you laugh at the movie once you are out. This movie looked very promising from the previews and trailers, but the overall effect is just boring.

Note: This review covers 2D version of Raaz3, Not 3D…

Survi Review: 2/5

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