Recently, we get to watch RAAZ REBOOT – the fourth installment of Raaz horror movie series. As usual the movie promised a lot in terms of horror elements but end up delivering more than enough reasons why we no more need another such horror movie from the makers. For long it seems the Bhatt clan were obsessed with this film series after the success of the first movie. Now, we’re bored of such movies with their senseless logic and treatment.
RAAZ REBOOT doesn’t have even a noble intention with a good storyline. The moment you start expecting some chilling experience, it turns out a laughing spree with sole question on what’s new in this film. There is same old idea of a very beautiful couple, a haunted house, paranormal activity, and exorcism. At no point you feel there is something new, rather the movie was all predictable bringing numerous other movies to your memory.
Well, I spent my money trusting this as a horror film, but where are the moments of scare! One of my friend suggested it as a romantic suspense thriller. I guess the whole idea of romance in every other Bollywood film pulls the industry down with not a single good horror movie coming out in recent times.
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Newly married couple – Rihaan (Gaurav) and Shaina (Kriti) move into a palace like place somewhere in Romania. Soon after they move in, Shaina starts experiencing paranormal existence. She tries to explain the same to Rihaan but it seems he knowingly ignored which left her distraught while trying to deal with the evil spirit on her own.At the same time, Shaina happens to meet her ex Aditya (Emraan Hashmi) who convinces her that he knows everything about the evil spirit and it’s not her the spirit wants to take revenge on, but her husband Rihaan, who has killed someone. He then promises her to help in getting rid of the evil entity.
What happens next is simply laughable and not an ounce of scary. Let me open the envelope a little further – RAAZ REBOOT is very much similar to 1920 London. The story is nothing new nor has any unique angle that will keep your attention for long. At one point, you will even feel how the makers of the film tried all cheap tricks like the one when the evil spirit utters the F* word numerous times when Rihaan chants some holy mantras.
So after watching this, you will most likely come to the conclusion that we don’t need another Raaz movie or for that matter any such cheap movie that don’t justify the genre. Hopefully, the new age Indian filmmakers might soon come with something really good to fill the gap in horror genre.
Star Cast – Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Gaurav Arora Written & Directed by – Vikram Bhatt Produced by – Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar