The genre of horror films have ruled the 80’s & 90’s, but now the era has changed. However, in the past the Bhatt camp has produced some very good horror films. So, one expects a decent product in Mohit Suri’s latest offering. Lets see how it fares.
Raaz is the story of a haunted model who doesn’t seem to figure out the mystery behind the scary events of her life. And on the other side there is an artist who seems to foresse her future in a peculiar way much to the the amusement of the audience. How they solve the mystery behind all the strange events forms the crux of the story.
The story had a decent scope for thrills & chills but unfortunately the poor script lets the film down. There are too many sub-plots which deviate the audience’s interest from the story & fail to generate much interest. Besides, the writer-director team opt for the clichéd set of horror gimmicks which puts the audience off due to its heavy repetition.
Also, there is hardly any originality in its executions which is the prime need for any psychological thriller to work. The script seems to be inspired from a lot of Bollywood flicks, like Mirror, Final Destination, The Ring etc.
There are some very good locales though & the cinematographer has made optimum use of them by portraying its visual beauty, but that is not enough to carry the film on its shoulders. The cast is strictly okay, though Emraan stands out with a little better performance than the others. Kangana Ranaut does a different role but fails to make much of an impact.
The music does not fit in the film & the songs only prove to be a barrier in the narrative. The editing was crisp, which is probably the best out of the technical lot.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum ?
Kuch khaas dum nahi hai, the film had ample potential to make a good thriller but the writers spoil it all. It is avoidable & is recommended only to tthose who prefer the 80’s Ramsay kind of horror films. So, if this is your cup of tea, go for it else can easily be given a skip.
Rating : 1.5