Haunted – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on May 6, 2011 | No Comments
PRODUCER – Vikram Bhatt, Arun Rangachari
DIRECTOR – Vikram Bhatt
WRITER –Amin Hajee (Story) Brent Robinson (Screenplay)
CAST – Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai, Achint Kaur, Arif Zakaria
MUSIC – Chirantan Bhatt
A rich MBA Rehan (Mimoh or Mahakshay Chakraborty) comes to Glenn Manor with business plans for it. But soon realises there are evil spirits in the mansion. What tells him are the regular horror signs of spooky silence, randomly falling objects and trembling chandeliers. He discovers the story of Meera (Tia Bajpai) who was molested by her piano teacher (Arif Zakaria) decades back and continues to be, even after her death by the spirit of the teacher she killed for vengeance. Rehan goes back in time to set all this right and while at it does everything a good Hindi movie hero should do, fall in love, fight evil forces, dance and so on. He forgets to act but then Hindi movie heroes are not supposed to so that’s forgivable.
The storyline redefines the popular American word ‘cheesy’ and the screenplay the much-hated word ‘convenient’. The acting gives new dimensions to ‘tacky’ and after all this, one wouldn’t expect much from the technical side of the film either.
Wish it was good for laughs at least.