Raaz Reboot - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
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If only you couldn't have figured out whodunnit by mid-point, you'd have been horrified better

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24 reviewers have given Raaz Reboot an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

1 yays
19 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, RAAZ REBOOT offers an unconventional horror story that will leave you haunted and scared. If you are an enthusiast of supernatural thriller/horror movies, get ready to be shocked and surprised with this one. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life ...The biggest raaz about the film is why this is even called a Reboot, when there is nothing new Vikram Bhatt has to offer. Apart from an interesting twist, the rest of the film is just bland! Watch it at your own risk. ... full review

Thumbs down by DHARM PATEL, BookmyShow ...Very popular in the South, Kriti's performance makes for a good Bollywood debut. Gaurav, who himself made his debut with Vikram Bhatt's Love Games earlier this year, has shown an improvement. After starring in the previous two Raaz installments, Emraan continues to feature in the films, performing consistently too. ... full review

So-So by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle ...Though the film has a few scary scenes, it ends up being a clichéd love story instead of a horror flick. The music by Jeet Ganguly, Sangeet and Sidharthy Haldipur is melodious, especially the title track. However, the movie doesn’t really offer you a solid reason for watching it. ‘Raaz Reboot’ isn’t a must watch this week, catch it only if you are an ardent fan of the Raaz franchise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Raaz reboot has one thing going for it; It’s not boring. You may enjoy the movie, but it’ll be for all the wrong reasons. The plot is disjointed and makes no sense whatsoever. The less said about the acting (save for Emraan Hashmi, who was decent), the better. Raaz is a horror in no tangible way. It’s almost so bad it’s good. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Deo Bharadwaj , Desi Martini ...One more point Vikram Bhatt seriously needs to get someone who can approve good music for him. Frankly I do not recall when was it that a Vikram Bhatt movie had one song that you could at least listen till it played. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Raaz Reboot is amateurish and very forgettable. In fact, most of its horror sequences are so random that they evoke laughter instead of fear. That can never be a good proposition for a horror film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The climax is atrocious to say the least. The music plays an important role here too – but it’s not as good as the original’s sound track. The background score makes eerie original sounds but it fails to rouse either fear or fervour. The cinematography manages to capture the cold, dark and depressing atmosphere quite well, the furniture looks antiquated and the actors give shrill a whole new meaning. ... full review

So-So by Jaiwantika Dutta Dhupkar, fullhyd.com ...RR does have a ghost, but is probably not a horror movie. It's a mediocre, post-nuptial drama with a ghost thrown in as an afterthought. Watch this one at your own risk. ... full review

So-So by Vishal Verma, Glamsham.com ...As far as RAAZ REBOOT is concerned, it's just an extension of the money making franchise which at the most strictly manages to please the diehards. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Raaz Reboot is a tough watch for close to 140 minutes. Great songs, but not enough to pull it out of the spirit’s grip. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tatsam Mukherjee, india today ...Raaz Reboot might still go on to make money, like its predecessors in the franchise. But do we as the Indian audience need to assaulted with such banal, comical horror every single time the Bhatts have some money to make a film? Nope. So if you still go ahead and spend money on a movie like this, you DESERVE more movies like these. And thou shalt not complain about the poor state of horror movies in India. Thou absolutely shalt not.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Conclusion: The movie which was supposed to kick-start the Raaz franchise is looking more and more like the death nail to the franchise. The spooky moments are few and far between, and even the ones which are there aren’t quite as impactful because the effects are stereotypical and the Vfx is downright insulting to the audience. They should have spent more time on rendering the Vfx. Ignoring all that, Raaz Reboot doesn’t work as a film either because the narrative is too slow and the pacing too uneven. ... full review

Thumbs down by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Raaz Reboot is a classic fail at coming even little close to scaring you. I need to reboot my memory to have watched this! A 1.5/5 for this one! ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY ...Besides a couple of ‘Raazes’, one loses count of how many such pictures Vikram Bhatt has filmed in the past — Intehaa, Aetbaar, 1920, Shapit, Haunted etc. etc. Sure, it’s predictable stuff. But that’s to do with the genre, which like mindless comedy, is fairly easy to judge or appreciate. ... full review

Thumbs down by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...If that was not all, the amateurish CGI effects are so laughable that there is no chance of being afraid of anything that the film throws at you. When I heard that the film has been set in Transylvania, I had hoped against hope for a story flirting with the legend of Dracula, but alas! It all boils down to old-fashioned revenge and predictable twists and turns. The music is totally forgettable and except for Hashmi's 'bad boy' charm, there is nothing really worth watching in the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...In the climax, Shaina, who has had a spirit vacuumed off her, sits by a serene lake and notes how the ice covering it has melted. Over the course of this film, so have our brains. ... full review

Thumbs down by Troy Ribeiro, NDTV ...Overall, Raaz Reboot is mediocre fare and may appeal only to fans of the Raaz franchise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...By the time the music has lulled you into thinking you have heard these tunes before, thankfully spirits have emerged from the possessed girl in a black smoke and crashed into the windows and it is daylight again (the ushers in the theater have opened the 'exit' doors for you). It's a relief from this terribly rehashed story. ... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Thakker, Rediff ...In a nutshell, Raaz Reboot has the same old stuff that we have seen a zillions times. So unless you love watching horror films that make you laugh, stay away from this one! ... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, Sify Movies ...Overall, Raaz Reboot is mediocre fare and may appeal only to fans of the Raaz franchise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...There are lines like “tum apne jism mein quaid ho”, “na tum rishte sambhal sakte ho na rishton ki nishaaniyaan”, a twist that is hardly mind-bending and songs that don’t ring a bell. ... full review

So-So by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India ...This overstretched drama is way too cliched and soppy to hold your interest but it does amuse you in its own unique ways. ... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, ZEENEWS.COM ...Overall, "Raaz Reboot" is mediocre fare and may appeal only to fans of the "Raaz" franchise. ... full review