A hackneyed story-line, hamming actors and unintentionally ludicrous scenes, Ghost makes for a horrific horror film. Best unseen.
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Mansha Rastogi (NOWRUNNING)
Despite humongous amounts of controversies tagged to this film; a controversial actor Shiney Ahuja, the lead actress's controversial statements against the controversial actor and the directors reaction at the two fighting lead actors, Ghost had been getting postponed week after week owing to no buyers. No one could guess what the reason was - a bad film or the controversies it carried along that made distributors shy away. The film finally makes it to silver screen and we give you a first-hand review of what went wrong.
Dr. Suhani (Sayali Bhagat) a new entrant in a hospital comes across some eerie experiences. With the clock striking 3 at night, she starts witnessing some ungodly occurrences leading her to unearth a dead body highly distorted. With a ghost coming to life, series of deaths follow and an investigating office Vijay Singh (Shiney Ahuja) is put to task to solve the mystery. One story leads to another while the ghost continues to kill and a whole new revenge saga unearth, which if revealed would be a spoiler for this already spoiled, soiled saga.
Right from the word go, Ghost takes you back to the times of Ramsay's type of horror films, in fact going worse than them in more cases than one, reminding you of the mud-masked Chudails and Daiyans. Ghost too is replete with mud-faced woman boasting of scaring the day-lights out of people. However, what she ends up doing is leaving the audience hysterical with laughter.
Filmmaker Puja Jatinder Bedi goes completely awry in her story-line and provides no fodder for brains. Puja who triples up as a writer, editor and director, neither shows filmmaking abilities nor extracts performances out of her actors. While Sayali spends all her time hamming and reading in comprehensible lines out of Bible, Shiney Ahuja does nothing but show his pink lips across the film. Russian actress Julia Bliss should either go back to Russia or take to serious acting course.
The gory scenes, specially the Passion of the Christ type climax are shot aesthetically but in the scenario where the audience has already had a hearty laugh at the unintentional humour, even the gory scenes fail to make an impact. It wouldn't be wrong to claim this film avoidable for faint-hearted as excessive laughter too can be injurious for them.
Over all, Ghost is a horrific horror film. Best remained unseen.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good