India Station : Reviews : Raaz

Movie : Raaz
Cast : Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, Ashutosh Rana, Malini Sharma
Director : Vikram Bhatt

Raaz is said to be a remake of Robert Zemeckis' What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. So Raaz is just like good, old psycho thrillers, with just the right ingredients to make you clutch at the person next to you.

Sanjana Dhanraj (Bipasha) and Aditya (Dino) are a married couple. Their marriage is not working so well. Sanjana and Aditya decide to go to Ooty, as a last attempt to save their marriage. Ooty is also the place where they fell in love.

The house where they stay is haunted and the nightmare begins. Sanjana starts to see and hear weird things. Sanjana is then refered to a local mumbo-jumbo consultant Professor Agni (Ashutosh Rana). Sanjana is haunted by Malini's spirit. It turns out that Aditya once had affair with Malini. What turned Malini into a wondering spirit? Well lets leave this as a secret. Sanjana confronts Aditya and he admits to the affair. Bipasha (Sanjana) then acts as a Bhartiya Nari and forgives Aditya and fights a battle to save her husband from Malini.The good eventually triumphs after quite a lengthy climax.

Bipasha turns in a decent performance, considering she has just debuted with Ajnabee. In fact, her performance overshadows Dino Morea's.

Raaz's songs are quite ordinary. Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan are the singers, Nadeem Shravan's music director and Sameer has given the lyrics.

Rating : Good