So, I’m back from watching Raaz Reboot…have been a fan of the Raaz movies from the very first one, so I wasn’t going to give this one a miss. I didn’t expect to see anything new from what I’d seen from the earlier Raaz movies such as regular haunted mansion, strange voices, unsettled spirits hanging somewhere between life and death and the possessing an innocent soul.
However, even after knowing all this, I still went ahead..knowing that if there is one thing Emraan Hashmi can do better than kissing in his films is do well in this genre, well at least he gives it his all, much like he gives his 100% in the kissing scenes (he’s kissing the female here in this film too…so yes) 😉
Raaz Reboot moves more on the lines of its first movie of the Raaz franchise (Bipasha Basu & Dino Morea) with a little difference here and there. So basically I’ve already told you more than you should know. For the rest, go and watch the film. You’ll like the film if 1. you’ve enjoyed the previous raaz movies 2. If you’re a fan of Emraan Hashmi or 3. 120/- isn’t much to spend on a movie, so enjoy the a/c for 140 odd minutes in this hot season. Simply do what I do, buy the Rs. 120 ticket and go and sit in the Rs. 180 ticket seats 🙂 with hardly a handful of people watching shows in the morning, the theater is practically empty.
I certainly enjoyed watching it. This movie is shot in Romania and based around the story of the couple Rehan and Shaina and how due to a mistake by Rehan, his wife has to pay for it by being possessed by the spirit for the ‘mistake’.
The best part of the movie was of course the girl who was sitting besides me, she kept doing the mini jump from her seat whenever she saw the spirit on the screen or something unexpected happened which was really hilarious because it wasn’t really all that scary. I mean this is Raaz we’re talking about, movies like Conjuring 2 didn’t get people scared. I looked at her, she smiled nervously, I smiled genuinely and we turned our eyes back to the screen, this happened like 3 times. She had come with her friend who was equally jumpy 😉
Overall, the movie was good. I liked it…so with this movie, it ends the franchise on a good note. Out of all the Raaz movies, which one did I like the best…
The first film from the successful horror franchise came out way back in 2002. The chemistry between Bipasha and Dino helped in making Raaz a hit. [I liked this one the best]
Raaz: The Mystery Continues
The second film from the series came out in 2009 and tho’ there were mixed reviews it did fairly well at the box office. Emraan Hashmi was introduced to the franchise
Emraan and Kangana’s jodi worked in the favour of the film along with its music. The film had some spine-chilling moments too.
Emraan and Bipasha in the third installment along with Esha Gupta. The film got mixed reviews as well but it raked in big moolah at the box office.The film had a lot of skin show than scare tactics but that didn’t hamper its box office fate.
The fourth installment marked the debut of South actress Kriti Kharbanda. Co-starring Emraan and Gaurav Arora, the film has hardly anything new to offer. Vikram Bhatt has used all the scare tactics from his previous films in this one.
Compared to other Raaz films, this one is the least engaging.
Which one was your favorite?
NOTE: The Raaz Franchise isn’t about horror, Raaz is Raaz and it will always remain that way 🙂 Raaz is now a new genre in Bollywood 🙂