Shaapit

Shaapit

Cast: Aditya Narayan, Shweta Agarwal, Rahul Dev, Shubh Joshi

Director: Vikram Bhatt

Rating: *

The Bhatt horror factory rolls out another. `Shaapit' has a `buri aatma' who will not let any daughter of a cursed family wed, whenever plans for a `shaadi' arise, the spirit rises up and finishes off the girl.

Aman ( Narayan) doesn't know anything about the curse on his sweetheart Kaaya's (Agarwal) family, but when the spirit rises from the deep , he gets together with a dear friend ( Joshi) and a professor ( Dev) who's an expert on paranormal activities and who spouts wisdom on Mayan traditions and Inca rituals. The idea is to chase the `aatma' down, and end the `shaap'.

Bhatt's `1920' gave us a ghastly ghost who hung upside down, and a couple of shivery moments. Practically nothing about `Shaapit', which has the youngest looking debutant hero after Shahid Kapoor, is scary : not the bag of skeletons which floats around a 300 year old castle, not the wailing and the screeching, and the moaning and the groaning.

shubhra.gupta@expressindia.com

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