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Haunted - 3D  (2011 - Hindi)

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Haunted - 3D cumulative rating: 2.9 out of 52.9/5 (30 users)

Haunted - 3D critics rating: 2.1 out of 5 2.1/5 (9 critics)

My Rating

  • Cinema halls won’t be haunted for some time….

    Haunted - 3D rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 06 May 2011)

    Horror films all over the world have their different and unique style. The most popular ones are in Hollywood, The Japanese Horror followed by the Korean Horror films and more. Out here in India the Ramsay’s started the genre with their style, which was later copied by many who took it to the ‘B’grade level. Years later the Bhatt’s and RGV camp reinvented Indian Horror. Sometimes they got it right and most of the time, it failed miserably as they were direct lift from the foreign films. This year Vikram Bhatt gets us his another Horror film but this time in stereoscopic 3D, let’s find out if he can start a new beginning in Indian Horror films? Or might end up being a just copy cat.

    “Haunted” is story of Rehan {Mahaakshay} who visits his father’s huge property after the death of the care taker. He is informed that the House is possessed by evil spirits and thus all other servants leave the house. Rehan tries to find out the problem on his own and he comes to know that yes the house is indeed haunted by the spirit of Meera {Tia Bajpai}. He tries to go in deep to find out the real problem and comes to know that the house is possessed by another evil spirit who haunts the spirit of Meera. What Rehan does next is the entire movie about.

    Story has some shades from Hollywood classic – Entity and out own Ramsay film ‘Saaya’ starring Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Dhillon and Danny. But beside that the film is quite original and different. The whole concept of twin spirits makes the movie interesting. Screenplay is good, especially in the first half, though the second half stretches at many points. The movie has some good spooky scenes and few might give you chills. Scenes like The handprint mark, Rehan opening the Basket, Meera getting haunted, The whole entity type scene, Rehaan first encounter with professor, Rehan in hospital, Rehan mobile theory, Margret chasing, The well scene followed by the climax are the positive point of the film. On the flip side the whole Past theory sucked and was totally illogical. Even the script started to shake in the second half with some unnecessary scenes and dragged to climax. The last shot reminded of Titanic.

    Camera work is superb and the 3D effects in most of the spooky scenes work. I wonder if we remove the 3D from this film, it might end up as regular above average horror film. Ramsay had made ‘Saamri’ in 3D in the 80’s, since then all the horror fans in India were waiting for something similar but technically brilliant and Haunted does manage to satisfy you to a certain level. Editing was required in the second half and the movie could have been bit more tightly by 5-10 minutes. Locations were nice and refreshing.

    Music by Chirantan Bhatt is good. Tum Ho Mera Pyaar is the best track from the film followed by Tera Hi Hona. Sau baras is melodious. Rest all are average.

    Vikram Bhatt has made few Horror films in past, out of which major ones were copy of either Hollywood films or our desi Ramsay films. But this time he gets it right. He could have added more horrifying scenes and make the best usage of 3D. Like Saamri {India’s first Horror 3D film} there are some scenes which pop’s out from the screen and rest matches up to the latest style. Still in few scenes the 3D looked forced and unnatural. We expect Vikram to stick to his originality and keep raising the Indian Horror films bar.

    Mahaakshay or Mimoh suits in the role of Rehan and manages to do his part perfectly. It’s only in the scenes where he smiles and flirts he messes it, or else till the time he is serious he is fine. Tia looks sweet and essays her part well. Arif Zakaria is good and makes the best usage of his unnatural face. Achint Kaur gives good support and shines in the anti climax. Mohan Kapur is wasted. Others hammed a lot.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai 3 D wala dum hai. When we go to watch Horror films, all we want are some spooky scenes and chills and Haunted 3D gives you to certain extent. If you want Logic in this film and sorry you won’t get any as the movie leaves behind the logic at many points. On overall basis the gamble of 3D works in Haunted and I am sure the cinema halls won’t be Haunted for some time.

    Ratings : 3.5/5

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