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Raaz – The Mystery Continues (movie review)

A chilling suspense film based on myths and superstitions


Raaz, The Mystery Continues, movie review

Raaz – The Mystery Continues is directed by Mohit Suri, a horror flick starring Emraan Hashmi, Adhyayan Suman and Kangana Ranaut. Raaz, The Mystery Continues is not a sequel to the 2002 movie Raaz which had Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea in the lead.

The film is based on the myths and superstitions that are still widely existent in the contemporary Indian society. The film challenges the beliefs on paranormal phenomena. Emraan Hashmi plays a painter, who is gifted with intuition where his paintings tell unforeseen future events. Raaz, The Mystery Continues …

A beautiful model Nandita (Kangana Ranaut) is in love with Yash (Adhyayan Suman) who presents the reality show “Andhvishwas” on television. Yash’s show exposes various superstitions of ghosts and tantric voodoos.

Once, at a shopping mall, Prithvi (Emraan Hashmi) an aspiring painter who is in search of his masterpiece sees Nandita and keeps his stare on her. Prithvi now tells Nandita that he made a painting of hers some months before which shows Nandita is lying with her wrist slit and bleeding.

Prithvi warns Nandita of any type of danger, much to her annoyance and disbelief. However, Nandita accidentally slits her wrist due to an unknown ghostly attack on her in bathroom. Prithvi arrives on nick of the time and takes her to hospital. Much to Yash’s surprise he is informed that Nandita was pregnant and it’s a miscarriage now due to excessive bleeding. Nandita then tells him about Prithvi, who stalked her and thus Yash. Yash gets Prithvi arrested but later is released since there was no solid grounds to keep him behind the bars. Instead Prithvi had saved Nandita’s life.

Nandita resumes her normal life and her modeling career. Prithvi just gets an intuition and paints another picture of Nandita where she is mobbed and taken away. Some days later Nandita performs at a fashion show, and Prithvi hunch gets stronger and he runs to a fashion show where Nandita gets possessed and she attacks a Spiritual Guru who was attending the show. She suddenly screamed at the guru “Tum ashudh Ho, sadh chuke ho”.

Now the frequency of being possessed gets more often and the possessed Nandita this time writes those words on her bathroom mirror. After this incident, Nandita realizes that something is really wrong with her and she goes to Prithvi for help.

Meanwhile Prithvi, through his intuition paints another picture where Nandita is shown hanging with those words boldly written on the wall behind her.

Though initially not keep to help Nandita as she had complained against him, Prithvi gets himself ready to help Nandita and she is saved by Prithvi from getting herself killed in her bouts of being possessed.

Prithvi and Nandita commence their journey to find out the reasons behind her getting possessed by a spirit and this journey leads them to Kalindi in Himachal Pradesh in North India. The beautiful Kalindi is efficiently photographed and even the horrifying moments are effectively thrown in. Moments like visions of dead people hanging on trees, the attack of wild bulls on their vehicle.

Raaz – The Mystery Continues is a tight suspense film which has some hair raising moments.

Kangana Ranaut is a talented girl. She is striking as a model in the film, and she acts true to life even in those scenes where she is possessed and the trauma which a possessed individual goes through. Emraan Hashmi has delivered an excellent performance. Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan Suman with his convincing performance has proved that he is here to make a mark in Bollywood. Mohit Suri’s direction is praiseworthy. Raaz, The Mystery Continues…

Cast of Raaz, The Mystery Continues:
Pritivi Singh – Emraan Hashmi
Nandita Chopra – Kangana Ranaut
Yash – Adhyayan Suman
Veer Pratap Singh – Jackie Shroff
Police Inspector – Dinesh Lamba
Temple Priest – Anupam Shyam
Guruji – Vicky Ahuja
David Cooper (CEO of Kalindi Chemical Plant) – J Brandon Hill
Reporter – Chintan Sarda
Credits & Crew of Raaz, The Mystery Continues:
Directed by Mohit Suri
Produced by Mahesh Bhatt Productions, Vishesh Films
Written by Shagufta Rafique
Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Adhyayan Suman
Music by Raju Singh, Pranay M Rijia, Toshi/Sharib, Gourov Dasgupta
Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran
Assistant Directors – Vishal Mahadkar, Pranjal Srivastava, Vishal Agarwala
Sound Recordist – Tarun Bhandari
Visual Effects by Ritesh Aggrawal, Anish Holla, Ashutosh Khandelwal, Ian McFadyen,
Merzin Tavaria, Sumit Verma
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Raaz, The Mystery Continues, movie review