Raaz 3 Movie Review: A totally watchable masala horror flick!

Raaz 3 Movie Review: A totally watchable masala horror flick!

The film does all it said it would and Raaz 3, starring Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Emraan Hashmi is paisa vasool…with popcorn to add more crunch! Read review to find out more

The latest horror movie from the Bhatt camp delivers what it promised to: a decent, edge of the seat thriller that is low on sleaze and heavy on content, a tale of a star driven by jealousy, special effects and black magic! It’s a bit predictable, yet manages to surprise with well placed special effects and a strong story. The main grouse is that the 3D seems forced and gimmicky and doesn’t work except for in a few key scenes in the film, so if you don’t want to risk your eyesight and avoid a nasty headache, watch it in regular 2D.

The third installment in the Raaz series is a poorly made, but well told horror story set in a filmi milieu. Down-on-her-luck actress Shanaya (Bipasha Basu) coaxes her director boyfriend Aditya (Emraan Hashmi) to mess with rising actress Sanjana’s (Esha Gupta) career by doing black magic on her. Shanaya literally signs a pact with the devil and makes Aditya, who is directing a film with Sanjana as the star, spike her with ‘magic water’. Aditya goes along with the stunt, but cannot play for long, calling it quits when he realises that the black magic is really taking a toll on Sanjana’s health. When Aditya tries to call it off, Shanaya plays all the tricks in her ‘vamp’ bag and manages to successfully end Sanjana’s career in a scene rich with well used special effects. Aditya, as the hero of the film, acts on his conscience and tried to end the whole drama, but it’s too late by then and Sanjana has gone too far into the murky spirit world to be saved.

The horror in the film taps into the black magic stories we’ve all heard and manages to evoke a few gasps. The ghosts fail miserably, yet the story is strong and convincing enough to carry the movie. The vamp act comes naturally to Bipasha and she manages her role as a jealous star as well as she can! Esha, however, is just a pretty face in the film and needs to put in some serious work on her acting skills, but since she is knocked out cold in a good part of the film, it saves you suffering her hamming act on screen for too long, in 3D too! Emraan, on the other hand, does a good job, but it is evident that he’s struggling to move out of the Bhatt camp and use his talent elsewhere. The Bhatts have toned down the sleaze and focussed more on the story instead this time around, which may disappoint audiences, since the Raaz franchise is known for its steamy sequences – though perhaps Jism does it better – and it’s a good call they take.

All in all, Raaz 3 is cheesy and immature, though an entirely watchable Bollywood horror flick that is well worth the tickets and price of popcorn!

Rating: 3/5

* Poor – Avoid!

** Average – Give it a shot if you are desperate!

*** Good – One time watch!

**** Very good – Must watch!

***** Excellent – Don’t miss!Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • karan

    immature and geeky indian horror film …………..with low sex appeal as to be xpected from a horror movie.so not a must watch go for other option if available

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  • Alok

    all song is super hit and movie is very very good i like this movie plzzzzz all person don’t miss movie ok

  • santosh nayak

    i thiunk superhit movie .
    imran hashmi is best actor .his all of us movie is superhit.
    raaz 3 is much more

  • amit singh


  • dani


  • saad

    a must watch horror movie full of thriller

  • Ashish

    every one must watch this movie with your girlfriend…….

  • Er. S.S.Sandhu

    good movie must watch

  • milan kumar

    excellent this movie

  • Ayush Kumar Srivastav

    nice roll of EMRAAN….

  • yog

    Movie is good.
    But muje ek doubt he k, agar o Jo Black magic karne wali soul he o to Jaan nahi le sakti na, to fir O Isah gupta k gar par kaam karne wamli Nandini ki kaise jaan le sakti he.

    • babji

      great question, are u sure about it??????????

  • sun

    bakwaas film the film is full of sex. instead of it ek the tiger is must watchable movie and superb.

    • Muzzamil Ansari

      salman khan ki eik tha tiger bakwas hai sala bhuda ho gia hai ab ye dor emran hashmi ka dor hai

  • Vimal


  • Muzzamil Ansari

    Emran hashmi’s movie raaz 3 is really very excellent film.Emran hashmi is the king of bollywood.AND Bipasha is queen she is very beautiful lady.I like Emran And Bipasha.
    In this film song of sonu nigam and sherya ghosal OH MY LOVE is very amazing.i think it is the top and excellent song in the year 2012