The story revolves around Shanaya (Bipasha Basu), an actress at the height of her success. She gets offered the best roles and wins all the awards she is nominated for. In addition, she also has a passionate affair with a handsome director named Aditya (Emraan Hashmi). This all ends when a younger actress, Sanjana (Esha Gupta) makes her film debut. In place of Shanaya, Sanjana comes into spotlight and begins to snatch away her awards.
Suddenly, Shanaya seems forgotten and everybody only wants to work with Sanjana. Soon enough, Shanaya sees her career fading away and her envy slowly becomes craziness. She begins to turn to black magic and makes it her goal in life to destroy Sanjanas career and make her the pain of loss.She seeks help of her uncle sonu (Sunil Dhariwal), a tantrik who helps her to practice black magic and calls upon an evil entity, Tara Dutt (Manish Chowdhary). She asks him to make Sanjanas life a living hell.
Tara agrees to help haunt and torture Sanjana until she becomes suicidal. He asks Shanaya to give her a black poison through a person she trusts. Shanaya seduces Aditya to do it for her and whenever he feels guilty, she makes him accept again. Aditya, whose sympathy for Sanjana has turned into love, leaves Shanaya and refuses to listen her any more. Now Shanaya must work on her own to defeat the power of love.
Somehow, to try to end Aditya and Sanjanas love triangle, Shanaya hatches a plan by befriending Sanjana in order to poison her which Aditya gets suspicious about. At a movie premiere, Shanaya reveals that she actually hid the poison in the chocolate basket she gave to Sanjana earlier. In the bathroom, Sanjana is attacked by a swarm of moths which she takes of her dress and run nude in public, Aditya takes her to the Hospital and finds out that Shanaya was behind this. Shanaya takes control of other mens bodies but they get brutally beaten up by Aditya. Aditya protects Sanjana from the defeated Shanaya who vows that she will remain a star and commits suicide by pouring acid on her head causing her skin to melt to death.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics. Critics pointed out that the only saving grace of the movie was Bipasha. Taran Adarsh gave it 3.5/5 stars, commenting If you are an enthusiast of supernatural thrillers/horror movies, RAAZ 3 should be on your list of things to do and watch this weekend. Go, get ready to be spooked! Bollywood3 awarded it 3.
25/5 stars and wrote, On the whole, Raaz 3 is one movie which has everything going its way. Gritty screenplay, awesome songs and mature performances are sure shot plus points. On the other hand it would be interesting to see how family audience, who love watching popcorn entertainment respond to this film. To those who love edge of the seat horror thrillers, Raaz 3 is one film which is highly recommended. Go buy yourself a ticket and experience the thrill in 3D.
Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times Of India gave it 3/5 stars while writing, For all those who want to move over from the Ramsay Bros. go watch Raaz 3 in 3D, at your own risk. But dont take it to your grave. Ananya Bhattacharya of Zee News gave it 3/5 stars and stated thatWatch Raaz 3 for Bipasha and its 3D factor.Independent Bollywood gave 3 out of 5 stars and quoted Some real original scares and chills this time with memorable performances.
IBNLive also gave it 3/5 stars calling it a good horror film.[citation needed ]Subhash K. Jha of IANS gave 2 out of 5 stars saying, Its Bipasha who holds together the feverish proceedings. She delivers a full-bodied gutsy performance. Udita Jhunjhunwala of businessofcinema.
com said, Bhatt gets the rhythm of the suspense-building wrong, going all too rapidly from grotesque decapitation to a kiss and song scene. It does not help that the acting is also at different levels. Most of the burden to convince rests on Basus fit shoulders and she does. You do believe that she is menacing and wicked.
Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta
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