First, I thought of Raaz – The Mystery Continues as The Misery (of flops) continues. But I was wrong; it was indeed a nice attempt by Mohit Suri. Second, this is not a sequel to Raaz.
If Ram Gopal Varma had setup new standards for horror movies, I would say Mohit has done an exceptional job, in directing this film.
It was unusual to see Emran Hashmi being kept a couple of feet away from the heroine in this movie. In other words, no intensive romantic encounters in the movie, which he is famous for.
Last time when such thing happened in Awarapan, it bombed at the box office. For a minute I thought that the fate of Raaz is also going to be the same, but I am sure this movie is surely going to be a success.
The movie starts with a horrifying scene of mysterious death in an old dilapidated temple. The story goes on with Nandita (Kangana Ranaut), a fashion model by profession trying to patch up her relationship with her boyfriend Yash (Adhyayan Suman), an upcoming TV actor. Yash is known to make TV soaps on superstitions in India. Their last attempts somehow work and they start a new life.
One fine day Nandita bumps into a stranger Prithvi (Emran Hashmi). You should watch introduction of Prithvi in the movie. It’s really nice. Prithvi, with paintings of Nandita’s face, follows her in dismay. He encounters hallucinations about Nandita and makes paintings out of it. You should watch this bit of story why Prithvi is after Nandita and what he wants from her.
Here starts the horror factor in the movie with Nandita and her histrionics. Yash who does not believe in ghosts and spirits believes that what is happening with Nandita is a medical problem. Until first half of the movie you would be glued to your seat trying to collate bits and pieces on what is happening in the story. Kangana who was seen swearing in the movie, Fashion (remember the B** word) has gone a step ahead with more swearing scenes – this time in Hindi, though.
I wonder how censor let the movie get away with this. The mystery really continues until the end of the movie. There were few horrifying graphical scenes as the mystery starts to unravel.
Very nice direction. If you want to experience horror in theatrical experience, then this is the movie you will enjoy. You might find the movie a bit longer especially at the end. Couple of bits seemed inspired from Hollywood movies like Ring and Da Vinci Code. Kangana was very good at her histrionics and has done a good job.
Emran has also justified his role, and perhaps this movie might open up new avenues for him. I could not find Adhyayan’s acting to be that strong in the beginning but in the end he made justice to his role.
If this synopsis of the movie raises questions in your mind – why it happens only with Kangana and what is the relation of Emran in this whole episode, and who’s the evil spirit and why it all happened, then go watch this movie.
The background score by Bhatt was also good.
Go for it!