Haunted – 3D is a 2011 Indian horror film directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Mahakshay Chakraborty, Twinkle Bajpai, Achint Kaur, Sagar Saikia and Arif Zakaria. The film is India’s first stereoscopic 3D horror film. The promos and first look of the film were released on 7 February 2011. The film was released on 6 May 2011 to mixed reviews but became a surprise hit at the box office. . The sequel to the film is scheduled to be released in late 2012-2013.Wikipedia
Haunted – 3D Reviews
For the most part Bhatt exploits the 3D to make things jump out at you, and while it’s not as much as fun as the last 'Final Destination' movie, there are moments that will make you leap in your seat.
The only new thing about `Haunted’ is that it is Bollywood horror in 3 D. The rest of it, by which we mean the principal stuff that makes it a film—story, location, characters—are all same old same old.But adding a third dimension alone does not a film make, especially if it tries lifting dull content and new actors with scant screen presence.You are left feeling grateful for the couple of creepy moments the film manages, before sinking into sameness again.
Haunted evidently wants to be the Wanted (Salman Khan small-town super hit) for the same crowd. You just hope they aren’t similarly disappointed by technical glitches.
Haunted fails at reviving the age old haunted-house premise, bringing nothing new to the platter. The horror fans who thrive on Hiss and Click, or the Mimoh fans might just be able to sit through this film. The others should give it a miss.
Formulaic horror tropes – mist, screeching doors, books that fall by themselves and blaring background music that insists that you be scared.
This certainly is one of those old 'spirits' in new bottle!
On the whole, Haunted is an ordinary fare with excellent 3D effects. It will do very good business in cinemas showing it in the 3D version but its 2D version will not do half as well.
On the whole, HAUNTED is for today's movie savvy audience. It succeeds in keeping you tense and edgy, as a true poltergeist/horror flick should. There are scenes and situations aplenty to shock and astound the viewer coupled with the 3D effects, the prosthetics, the background score, an absorbing screenplay and deft handling of the subject material. It is these superior factors that outweigh the blemishes and make it an interesting cinematic experience. Go, get spooked!
Well, if you don't find the IPL chilling and thrilling then get 'HAUNTED'.