After Ramsay Brothers and the Bhakaris or the Kohlis, the latest horror bearers are Ram Gopal Varma and the Bhatts camp. Vikram Bhatt started with impressive Raaz which was highly inspired by Hollywood films. But after that his 1920 was quite innovative and impressive. Though the chills use to be bit of more filmy. Now he comes back with his latest film to complete the trilogy. Will it go above the level of his last film or fall flat then his first attempt ? let’s find out.
“Shaapit” is story of Aman [Aditya Narayan] and Kaaya [Shweta Agrawal] who loves each other very much. One day they get engaged and on the way home from the party encounter a spooky event which leads to an accident. At that time they come to know from Kaaya’s Father [Murli Sharma] that their family is inherited by an evil curse laid on their forefathers by a saint, in which none of the daughters of this family will be able to get married. Thus the families decided to call off the engagement, but Aman cannot stand the separation. Thus with help of his friend he meets Prof. Pashupathi [Rahul Dev] who is master in such paranormal activity. Prof.Pashupathi , Aman, His friend and Kaaya sets on the journey to find out the evil spirit, which is attached to this curse.
Story has loads of shade from Ramsay’s Purana Mandir and Darwaza. The basic plot is inspired by these films, but later taken forward in a different way. Screenplay is fine, but at places turns to loosen out and dilutes the impact. The film drags at places and needed some tight editing. Camera work is fine, but nothing great. The special effects are very tacky and atrocious. The ghost looked like some armature work and needed to be more evil and scary. Due to this the impact dilutes out and the scary moment starts looking funny on the screen.
Music by Chirantan Bhatt, Aditya Narayan and Nazam Sheraz Is nice and soothing. Kabhi Na Kabhi, Tere bina and others are enjoyable. Background music is perfect.
Vikram Bhatt’s direction is nice and has done full justice in storytelling, which is interesting and gripping. But his treatment on the Ghost’s looks was awful and looked kind of amateurish. All the major spooky events loses its impact due to this. But at one or two the director makes his mark. But on overall the movie is bit below his previous works.
Aditya Narayan delivers a nice debut and manages to impress in many scenes. Shweta Agrawal looked nice, but has very less to portray her performances. Rahul Dev gives a fine and settle performance. Murli Sharma and others are fine. Natasha was a fine surprise.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
Dum hain, in terms of performances and story, but no dum in terms of Special effects and scary scenes. IF you are expecting an out and out scary thriller, you will be partially satisfied and partially not. The movie has less of chills but bit better in terms of thrills. The story, direction and performances with some decent music manages to make you sit in this bit lengthy film, but overall fails to leave its mark, which one can take along with himself after watching the film.
Ratings – 2.25/5