It’s Friday, and yet another film from the Raaz franchise hits the theatres today. Raaz Reboot has Emraan Hashmi, Gaurav Arora and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead, and is directed by Vikram Bhatt. So is this film worth your money? Read our movie review below..
What’s it about
Shaina (Kriti Kharbanda) moves back to Romania with her husband, Rehan (Gaurav Arora), after he is given a better offer there by his company. It was in Romania that these two met and fell in love, before getting married and moving to Mumbai. However, when they move to their new house, Rehan begins to act strangely and maintains distance from her. She also starts seeing terrifying apparitions at her new house. A month later, Rehan finds her inexplicably in a place 23 kms from her home, battered and bruised. She also begins to act possessed after that. What happened to her in that one month? What raaz is Rehan hiding from her? And what the heck has Aditya (Emraan Hashmi) to do with all this? Raaz Reboot has a lot to answer, but whether it manages to do so convincingly…. Alas! That doesn’t happen.
The film has one very decent twist post interval that saves the film from being an absolute mess. I am not going to reveal that to you, but it could surprise people who have certain expectations about the film and its protagonists. Raaz Reboot is one such rare Bollywood film where the second half is better than the first half of the film, but that doesn’t stop the film from touching mediocrity at places. There are a couple of engaging sequences here that will mildly pique your interest. But it will also make you doubt whether it is too late to save the film by then, also leaving a lot of questions in the wake. Amidst the performers, Gaurav Arora is actually the best amongst the lot, speaking a lot through his eyes. Despite having nothing much to do in the first half, Emraan Hashmi gets to score in a few scenes in the second half, especially in the confrontation scenes with Gaurav.
For a film that’s called a Reboot, Vikram Bhatt doesn’t reboot any damn thing about how we make horror films in Bollywood. He has used the plot of the first film, put a a decent twist there (which is kinda predictable if you have a keen …read more