CAST & CREW
Being India’s first stereoscopic 3D Horror film, the promos and trailers were enough to run a chill across your spine. The addition of illusions in depth has tried to create a sense of apprehension among the audiences yet couldn’t shock them; rather left them in boredom.
Plot: Situated in a small town in Shimla called Koti, there stands a mansion; Billimoria owned ‘Glen Manor. ' Mahaakshay Chakraborty', from Delhi, is instructed to sell his father’s property to the Mittal family for Rs. 200 crore. On his arrival, he disdains warnings from residents that the mansion is haunted by ‘ Shaitan’. Shorty, after that he hears screams and bizarre movement within the mansion. He finds a letter written by Tia Bajpai, narrating her sympathetic yet nail-biting story back in 1936. He ultimately discovers that two entities have persisted in the mansion for 80 years. Mahaakshay soon finds himself carried back to 1936, where he anticipates changing the past. Hold on to this suspense till the other parts of the movie unfold.
Analysis: The neat and impressive job by Vikram Bhatt has proved to mesmerize the audience. The movie lacks novel ideas of fear and moreover, they are quite a few in the movie. The first half seems to be somewhat mind boggling but post interval, lack of an ‘emotional content’ is noticed. Nevertheless, the 3D special effects cover it all, and the movie is definitely a one time watch. Star Performance A not so good yet not so bad performance is delivered by Mahaakshay Chakraborty who just needs to focus more on his facial expression at times. Debutante Tia Bajpai makes quite an ordinary start. There is certainly room for improvement. The supporting cast holds up the movie till some extent.
What is there?
1. A new experience with horror in 3D.
2. Scenic beauty cinematographed by Praveen Bhatt.
3. A hummable playlist.
What is not there?
1. A well-structured relation story line.
2. Good main leads.
Verdict: A new dimension to Indian Cinema with this 3D effects horror movie. Definitely a one-time watch at your nearest theater with you having goose bumps. Unfortunately, the 2D version won’t do as good as this.
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