Raaz 3


Tantra, mantra, evil spirit is the backdrop of Vikram Bhatt’s 3D flick, ‘Raaz 3’. In this present era of modernization, if one speaks about evil magic then it sounds odd but ‘Raaz 3’ deals with such black magic. The original ‘Raaz’ and its sequel ‘Raaz 2’ was a blockbuster and hence expectation for its third installment was also sky-high. The film was highly promoted which is also a basic necessity today for any film to be successful.

Emraan Hashmi’s and the Bhatt’s have a special bonding. He is the hot favorite of the Bhatt camp and their combination always shows good result at the box-office. Bipasha Basu was another hot factor of the movie. Her sensuous appeal always attracts her fans. Esha Gupta is the newbie and she is another hot product of Bollywood. Above all those points is the script which sounds quite interesting and absorbing.

Shanaya (Bipasha Basu) is a top-notch actress of Bollywood. She is headstrong and name and fame touches her feet. Every Bollywood producers wish to cast her in their film and she is overloaded with good scripts. But as we see in Bollywood, the position of actresses is not stable. If they are successful today then tomorrow they can see downfall. There always remains a chance of being overshadow.

The same thing happened with Shanaya. She was a successful actress but her life turned upside down when a newcomer Sanjana (Esha Gupta) triumphed over her. Producers who used to crave for Shanaya now seek Sanjana’s date. Instead of dipping into drinks, Shanaya turned to evil spirit (Manish Choudhury) to spoil Sanjana’s booming career. She to destroy Sanjana’s career seek the help of her director boyfriend Aditya (Emraan Hashmi). Aditya signed Sanjana for his next project so that he could be near her and perform all those evil stuffs told to him by Shanaya.

Some magic water was put on Sanjana and gradually she started to get nightmares. Her life becomes a hell and she was haunted by scary clowns, creepy noises and more. Sanjana’s condition day by day deteriorated. On looking at her condition, Aditya fell pity for her but he is torn between his love and indebtedness to the eccentric star.

Speaking about performances, ‘Raaz 3’ shows different colors of Bipasha Basu which she portrayed stupendously well. She is hungry for stardom, she is manipulative, decisive etc and Bips has performed all those different shades remarkably well.

Emraan Hashmi’s expression was as usual. There was no deviation in his acting. Esha Gupta was stiff and sometimes expressionless but she performed the scary part well. Manish Choudhary as the evil spirit performed well.

The first part of ‘Raaz 3’ was absorbing, in the middle it lost grip but catches momentum at the end. The music failed to create a chartbuster.

In the nutshell, ‘Raaz 3’ was not a bad watch. It is a masala entertainer and posses all the ingredients of a Bollywood masala movie.Raaz 3