What are the basic elements of a horror flick in Bollywood? Scary moments, jostling background score, bikini clad actresses and wet kisses! 3G has them all.
Sam (Neil Nitin Mukesh) and Sheena (Sonal Chauhan) are enjoying a romantic holiday in Fiji when Sam’s cell phone accidentally falls into the sea. He is therefore compelled to buy a phone for temporary use. He opts for a second hand 3G mobile that changes his life as soon as he switches it on. Sam starts getting calls from unknown numbers with videos of a woman who is perennially shrieking or trying to make him shriek. Who is this lady? Why is she trying to scare Neil and Sonal? Why is she ‘connecting with the couple through the phone’s 3G connection? Why does Neil get possessed at times? These are certain questions that the couple tries to unravel throughout the film.
The plot is good, and justifies the reason why the phone is haunted. Writer-director duo Shantanu and Sheershak have given Neil yet another opportunity to play his favourite kind of role – little black, little white! They also have given Sonal a chance to make a comeback to Bollywood and show off her bikini-perfect body before the camera. They have made a film that is extremely gripping and eerie in the first half, drops a bit in the interim and finally gives a climax that is totally unpredictable!
Neil is fine, while Sonal is more of an eye-candy. The visual effects are good, and don’t look tacky. Some scenes might remind you of Vikram Bhatt’s style of horror films. How I wish the film had lesser songs since it marred the flow of the film. Also, it would have been better had the second half been as tight as the first one.
Overall, the movie is certainly worth a watch!