Actress: Sonal Chauhan
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release Date: 15th March, 2013
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Mrinalini Sharma
Director/s: Shantanu Ray Chibber, Sheershak Anand
Producer/s: Sunil Lulla, Viki Rajani
Writer/s: Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Singer/s: Sonal Chauhan, Shilpa Rao, Arijit Singh, Tochi Raina, Adnan Sami, Abhishek Nailwal
Music Director: Mithoon, Amar Mohile
Plot: There are 4.3 Billion mobile phone users in the world. Every minute 60 thousand “Phantom Calls” are received worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced. Some people believe that these calls are spirits trying to connect to our world!
3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday.
One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives forever.
They must face the unbelievable reality that the phone is somehow responsible for all that is happening to them and around them. The only way to stay alive, it seems is to unravel the mystery of the phone. But as the hours burn on, that becomes harder and harder to do.
Technology is a part of our lives, what happens when technology wants to take our lives? 3G embodies the horror of a recurring nightmare that draws inspiration from the insecurities of modern life. In spite of all our technology and sophistication, we can’t escape the unknown.
3G get ready for the killer connection!
Rating: 1.5/5 stars (One-and-half-Star)
Star cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Mrinalini Sharma.
Director: Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber
What’s Good: The creativity that’s poured during the titles; The unintentional comedy.
What’s Bad: The pitiable dialogue delivery, effortless dubbing at times and the repetitive thrills throughout. The acting part is understood.
Loo break: As soon as any songs commences.
Watch or Not?: The movie is pleasurable to those who are fond of Sonal Chauhan in a bikini, the ones who get excited by onscreen kissing and those who haven’t seen Fiji.
Sam (Neil Nitin Mukesh) bestows a surprise visit to his girlfriend Sheena (Sonal Chuhan) at Fiji. Flabbergasted Sheena hugs Sam tightly causing his phone to sink in the water. Later on when they set out to purchase a new phone, Sam’s interest is grabbed by a second hand instrument. Nonetheless he is satisfied after verifying that the phone supports 3G facility which apparently is his only pre-requisite.
Whilst the couple is having a wonderful time romancing, one particular night, Sam receives a call from an unknown number which happens to be a lady shattering out from pain (Mrinalini Sharma). Sam overlooks and lets it go. But this scenario repeats itself constantly and throws Sam in a mental disturbance in due course.
Sheena, who initially presumes this to be a mocking, later gets petrified when the effects are applied on her.
Both Sam and Sheena chase to find the origin of this catastrophe. They unlock a lot of information by encountering different people in their pursuit. The hunt carries them to the root cause of the mystery and then major matter starts unfolding logically or illogically. The audience tends to be intolerant rather than thrilled on the worry of ‘how will the end justify it all?’
3G Review: Script Analysis
The script had a good potential but the writer lacked in planning it appropriately. Also the screenplay might be a puzzle for a majority of the audience. The attempt to render a successful thrilling effect is futile because of the cliché situations. There is no area of sensibility whatsoever. The cursed phone owned by Sam doesn’t break even after applying all methods under the universe. Efforts are certainly taken by mentioning a fact that the word ‘auroboro’ means “a snake eating his own tail” and how that’s linked to spirits being immortal and stuff.
The exertions taken on the dialogues are equivalent to the ones projected in a 10th Grade school drama. The first lines that have entered the mind seem to be scribbled in the script. The scenes that are meant to display a horrifying outcome have successfully managed to make the audience laugh out loud, on literal terms.
3G Review: Star Performances
Neil Nitin Mukesh fell short of showing some versatility in his act. He is not a disaster, but there is huge room to improve. In short, he has the potential but so far isn’t a professional.
Sonal Chauhan on the other hand answers the question as to why isn’t she getting many films, or as a matter of fact, ANY film. The constant tedious expressions following her since Jannat haven’t changed till date.
Mrinalini Sharma required a significant amount of make up on her to be able to depict the role of a ghost which wasn’t a tough job. All she had to do is appear after every 5-10 mins as an illusion to Neil Nitin Mukesh.
The star cast unfortunately wasn’t able to pull off the suitable act required for a horror movie.
3G Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
The advantage behind a fine cinematography is that the entire movie is shot in Fiji, and Fiji is indeed very beautiful. However one would wish even the direction was. The technicality that one sees in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002) is now seen after 11 years in 3G (2013). The film was so intricate that it required a director duo Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber. But as we know too many cooks spoil the broth, similarly TWO many directors have spoiled a movie.
Mithoon, after giving considerable music for his initial films has failed to provide the equal touch for his later ones including 3G. There are only two major background scores, one is during any rapid scene and the other is Neil Nitin Mukesh’s phone ringtone.
Sonal Chauhan’s endeavour as a singer is very average. On the contrary, if that makes her to quit acting, then it’s worth a shot.
3G Review: The Last Word
Hop in for 3G if you’re planning to go with your partner and need to guarantee that come what may, you will love them genuinely and throughout.
3G released on 15th March, 2013.
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