Rating: 1 Star (One Star)

Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu In Raaz 3 Movie Review (Movie Poster)
Emraan Hashmi and Bipasha Basu In Raaz 3 Movie Review (Movie Poster)

Star cast: Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta.

What’s Good: The horror in the first half.

What’s Bad: The paper-thin script; the story of convenience; the endless screaming in the second half.

Loo Break: Anytime in the second half.

Watch or Not?: Watch the first half for some scares.

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Raaz 3 is supposed to be a God vs. Bipasha Basu. Or something of that sorts. To be honest, it wasn’t a fair fight to begin with.

The headstrong, spoilt and manipulative Shanaya Shekhar (Bipasha Basu) is the reining actress in Bollywood. But Shanaya is slowly being overshadowed by a new actress Sanjana (Esha Gupta).  The final blow comes when Shanaya loses the Best Actress Award to Sanjana. Even Shanaya’s director boyfriend Aditya (Emraan Hashmi) cannot calm her tempest.

The mantra-chanting-holy-thread-tying Shanaya decides that since worshipping God has done her no good, she might as well move over to the dark side. An evil spirit (Manish Choudhary) gives her some magic water that will help possess Sanjana’s spirit. Shanaya cajoles a reluctant Aditya to help her plan to make life a living hell for Sanjana, but not kill her. So Aditya ropes in Sanjana for his next film and keeps giving her doses of the evil water. Sanjana’s nights are now filled with horror as she’s haunted by scary clowns, creepy noises and more. Aditya soon falls for Sanjana but is torn between his love for the haunted actress and his indebtedness to the maverick star.

Watch the movie to find out more secrets tumble out of the closet as Sanjana spirals towards desperation.

Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta (Raaz 3 Movie Stills)
Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta (Raaz 3 Movie Stills)

Raaz 3 Review: Script Analysis

The first half of Raaz 3 is not bad. Shagufta Rafique has the scares in the right places and you are really glued to your seat. But you’re never really shown how big a star Shanaya is to feel that she’s lost something that meant the world to her. Sanjana may be an orphan but doesn’t she have even a single friend who can help her instead of running off into Aditya’s arms? The script’s spiral towards stupidity begins in the second half. Spoiler Alert: the evil spirit brutally kills Sanjana’s maid in the first half. But when Shanaya asks him to kill Sanjana later, he gives her some lecture about God being the only one who can take lives. The movie falls flat when you realize that it’s a story of convenience. And how come the evil water doesn’t affect Shanaya at all? The part of Shanaya and Sanjana just sounds like a lame excuse to add some soggy spice to the story.

The dialogues are run of the mill but can go over the top at times by being flowery when not needed.

Raaz 3 Review: Star Performances

She’s evil, she’s manipulative, she’s power-hungry, but Bipasha Basu steals the show left, right and center as Shanaya. Emraan Hashmi has 2-3 staple expressions throughout the movie, but that’s more because of the script’s shortcoming. Esha Gupta is stiff as Sanjana but does much better towards the end (when she almost goes berserk). Manish Choudhary is good as the evil spirit.

Raaz 3 Review: Direction, Editing & Music

You would wish that Vikram Bhatt had even tried to hold the movie together but it just crumbles in the second half. Shanaya blackmailing Aditya and even the sutradhar voiceover were quite unnecessary. And why did they have to show the bottle in Emraan’s pocket in X-ray/strange visual effect? To be subtle, it’s one place you wouldn’t expect Emraan’s hand to be in, even in an Adult movie. Jeet Ganguly and Rashid Khan’s songs are not memorable. Editing is unsatisfactory.

Raaz 3 Review: The Last Word

Raaz 3 has its share of scares but it annoys you in the second half.

Raaz 3 Trailer

Raaz 3 releases on 7th September, 2012

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  1. Movie is superb. Specially the 3d format is very good. While watchin movie i really scared at some very scary scenes.emraan and vikram bhatt rocks.now we should call vikram bhatt the god of horror movies in india

  2. Good performance by bips but worst in case of imran.
    esha do justest to her role…Only fee scery scene n Love making sean r quite good. watch only if u have free time n money…

  3. Today i watched Raaz 3 & i enjoyed it. I know it’s critically bad but who cares ? Critics only criticized other’s movies but they never dare to make movies. Critics have mouth & Directors do hardwork.

  4. I like this raaj3 movie . It is a ossome imran hashmi work is very good and also like esha gupta .i see her if i think my lover.

  5. This movie is like a toddler trying to scare you which is cute but definitely NOT SCARY at all!!! The first half got some cheap 3D tricks..the script if outrageous and stupid!!! please do not watch this movie.The whole movie mocks your intelligence.its either the makers of this movie don’t have a damn clue about movie-making or they think that Indian moviegoers are stupid!!! my rating is 0 out of millions…very disappointing!!!

  6. Emraan you rocks in this movie. aapka act iss movie mein mind blasting h or bipasha ka act toh oh my god. it’s speech less and my favorite song in this movie khayalon mein bhi and Deewana kar raha h.
    guys please watch this movie agar aap darna chahte h toh please yeh movie zarur dekhiye. Emraan you are the best.

  7. Emran hashmi’s movie raaz 3 is really very excellent film.Emran hashmi is the king of bollywood.AND Bipasha is queen she is very beautiful lady.I like Emran And Bipasha.
    In this film song of sonu nigam and sherya ghosal OH MY LOVE is very amazing.i think it is the top and excellent song in the year 2012


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