Back in 2002 when I went to watch Raaz with my parents I was quite stunned by it. It took the combination of sensuality and horror to another level altogether. It marked the start of Bipasha Basu’ s career and gave Dino Morea one of the few very hopes he had in his traumatic acting career. 7 years later with Raaz- The Mystery Continues it was not a “Raaz” as such but yes it did have few scary moments along with some melodious songs. The third installment of Raaz stoops down a level below even with its 3D graphics, thanks to a paper-heavy storyline and most importantly lack of “Raaz”- I mean no twists, no turns; just a 3D exhibition!
Raaz 3 brings together 2 of the finest talents of the Bhatt camp. Bipasha Basu and Emraan Hashmi. The whole storyline is quite straightforward dealing with jealousy of a fading superstar towards a rising actress with a director stuck in between the women. The first half offers some scary moments but second half and specially the climax is too weak. Speaking of performances Bipasha delivers one of her finest performances and is sure to win an award nomination. Emraan is as usual himself acting and “romancing” with equal ease. Eesha Gupta as the victim of black magic is not convincing but does not falter big time. Music is pretty aweful.No chartbusters, no tunes which can be hummed.
Raaz 3 can be easily avoided if you plan to save your pocket money for some of the exciting releases later this month like Barfi, Heroine. Watch it only if you are a huge Bipasha fan or just because you are fascinated by 3D cinema, else The Dirty Picture is being played on SET Max today!