Film : Raaz 3 (Hindi)
Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta, Jacqueline Fernandez
Music: Jeet Ganguly,Mithoon, Rashid
Producers:Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt
Studio: Vishesh Films, Fox Star Studios
Release date:7 September 2012
Watched theater: Harihar Cinema’s 3D, Guntur
Rating: 2.75 / 5
Emraan Hashmi New Bollywood FIlm Raaz 3 Movie Review:
It is said, when the almighty refuses to help some of his children, they try out an evil way to grab their dreams. And this greed gives birth to evils like blackmagic, tantras and voodoo. But, with the advent of modernity, the learned lot of our country have gradually lost their beliefs in the existence of such evils. Keeping the Indian psyche in mind, filmmaker Vikram Bhatt has made an earnest attempt with his latest release Raaz 3 to bring the real life dilemma of actors to the silver screen, based on blackmagic and tantrik formulas. Raaz 3 is an amalgamation of jealousy, conflict, thrill, sexuality and supernatural elements that provides with a spine-thrilling saga.
Shanaya (Bipasha Basu) is an actress undergoing her downfall courtesy a newbie Sanjana (Esha Gupta) suddenly rising in the film world. A devout follower, she loses faith in her god when the best actress award goes to her competitor and as insecurity creeps in, she chooses to opt for the evil ways in order bring Sanjana down and reclaim her position. Obsessed with destroying Sanjana she uses her filmmaker boyfriend Aditya Arora (Emraan Hashmi) to help her carry out her plans. However, in the process, Aditya falls for Sanjana and tables turn as he then starts taking her side. Whether Shanaya succeeds in her objectives or not follows through a long tirade between God and Evil, black magic and prayers etc.
On the acting front, it appears as if Emraan Hashmi is paying off his debts to the Bhatts by agreeing to work in substandard products of Vishesh films. Leave alone the long drawn, cliched and faulty storyline, Emraan’s character also lacks depth or even any weightage between the two female characters. The film mostly centers on Bipasha Basu who in a very muscular form rightly becomes the anti-hero too. Her acting work remains decent but it would’ve worked better had it been for a better script. The new Bhatt find Esha Gupta vis-Ã -vis her last film Jannat 2 does more than just smile in this one. Manish Chaudhary seems to have become a staple anti-hero choice in Mahesh Bhatt films and once again plays the “buri aatma” (Evil Spirit) Taradutt in the film.
Technical and Other Departments:
The songs are a let-down; more notable, however, is how Vikram Bhatt uses the background music to build anticipation. The silences preceding the sudden burst of background score — the thumps, the screams, the creaky doors — with morbid imagery in 3D to boot, do give you the heebie-jeebies once in a while. The 3D technique is decent at best and as Vikram has been claiming in interviews it has an immersive quality in it.
Talking about the horror part in the film, we definitely aren’t scared to death, but yes, there are scenes that might make you break into a cold sweat. Especially, certain horrific screams and cries in the movie might give you goosebumps. The Bhatt camp excels, when it comes to titillating skin shows and sex scenes. But, the intimate scenes between Bipasha and Emraan looks half-hearted and half-baked. The film’s 3D effect adds the horrifying factor, especially the scene, where Esha’s servant commits suicide by hanging herself to death is scary. I cannot miss the coackroach scene, where Esha goes nude in order to save herself. It is surely the best one.
On the whole, Bipasha Basu is both hero and a villain in the movie. She not only breathes life into her own character, but also does a bravado act by carrying the entire movie on her own shoulders. This time, Bips has given a serious chase for money to the other B-Town beauties, with her smashing performance. So, watch Raaz 3 for Bips!