The writing, somehow, is not thoroughly convincing and at places, gives an impression of being a script of convenience. The writers [Deepak Pawar and Viddesh Malandkar] come up with really spooky situations at times, but switch over to the tried-and-tested situations to take the story forward. Story initially seemed to be been-there-done-that types but impressed towards the later part of the film. Screenplay could have been better while dialogues were okay. The first half is slow, it slightly picks up in the second half with a decent and unpredictable background story. In fact, for some time, it takes the film to another level and that is when you'll realize that this isn't just another Bollywood horror-cum-revenge drama! Director Rajeev Virani has shot a number of sequences very well but he is as predictable and clichéd as a horror flick gets. On the whole his direction fails to do overall justice to the plot. Basically, a film like Help required the expertise of a veteran filmmaker (someone like Vikram Bhatt). Rajeev shows flashes of brilliance in some scenes but in the rest, he was just plain okay. The execution of the subject was truly stylish.
If taken as a whole the film was Ok. But if you will watch it, you will definitely need help!
2 / 5