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Raaz: Reboot (transl. Secret: Reboot) is a 2016 Indian horror thriller film written and directed by Vikram Bhatt. It features Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora in the lead roles. The film is the fourth instalment in the horror film series, Raaz.[4][5][6]

Raaz Reboot
Raaz reboot film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikram Bhatt
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
Vishesh Bhatt
Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Written byVikram Bhatt,
Girish Dhamija (dialogues)
StarringEmraan Hashmi
Kriti Kharbanda
Gaurav Arora
Music by
CinematographyManoj Soni
Edited byKuldip Mehan
Production
company
Distributed byT-Series
Release date
  • 16 September 2016 (2016-09-16)[1]
Running time
128 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget310 million[2]
Box officeest. 369 million[3]

Raaz: Reboot was released worldwide on 16 September 2016.[1][7] Principal photography commenced in January 2016 in Romania.[8]

PlotEdit

On January 4th, 2016. Rehaan (Gaurav Arora) and Shaina (Kriti Kharbanda) return to Romania after a few years of their marriage. Apparently, they had lived there when they were unmarried. But when Rehaan got an offer as a Venture Capitalist for the East European Finance Company, Shaina was insistent that he take up the job. Rehaan was reluctant, since he had a secret to hide. On the very first day, while unpacking her luggage, Shaina experiences paranormal activities. Rehaan refuses to believe her. A month later, while on a business trip, Rehaan receives a frantic call from Shaina requesting for help. She is found holed up in a telephone booth in a rural area. Apparently, she had gone there to visit a clairvoyant. And hence, the narrative juggles back and forth as to what plagues them and what leads her to the clairvoyant. The local priest tries to perform an exorcism on Shaina but fails as the spirit knows the priest's past and uses it against him to send him away running. A blind Indian student, Trilok who is studying Psychometry in Romania then enters the scene and then, enters Aditya Shrivastava (Emraan Hashmi, Shaina's former boyfriend) to rescue his lady love from the evil spirit. Aditya has some strange premonition about all the events taking place in Shaina's life. He offers to help her to fight the spirit and free her from all the pain she is going through. Although, Shaina doesn't believe him at first, certain series of events make her believe that the spirit has something to do with her husband Rehaan. She finds out that he is keeping a certain secret which has now become the cause of the haunting. Eventually, Rehaan confesses that he had murdered Aditya and the latter's ghost is seeking revenge. Four years ago, just before Shaina's marriage, Aditya had called Rehaan revealing himself as her ex-boyfriend. Aditya had invited Rehaan to his residence and had blackmailed him for insider trading. Aditya told Rehaan he was willing to drop the charges if Rehaan broke off his engagement to Shaina, so that Aditya can rekindle his relationship with her. Rehaan tried to quietly leave but Aditya showed him photos of his intimate moments with Shaina and began to taunt him. Enraged, Rehaan had struck a fatal blow to Aditya on the head, killing him. As Aditya lay dying, he vowed vengeance. The spirit of Aditya then takes complete possession of Shaina's body. To save Shaina from the evil spirit of Aditya, Trilok recites Gajendra moksh stotra, an enchantation believed to be more powerful than Lord Vishnu's mantra. By reciting this mantra, Aditya's evil spirit will have to leave Shaina's body, but there's a condition, that the mantra was to be recited without a break. Though Aditya's spirit stops Trilok and Rehaan from completing the mantra, Rehaan saves Shaina from Aditya. The movie ends with Rehaan and Shaina sitting by the lakeside talking about how there was a lot of ice around their house when they had first arrived but now all of the ice had melted, symbolizing the increased closeness between the couple.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was shot in Romania in freezing temperature.[10] Apart from Sinaia and other locations the shooting also took place in haunted forest Hoia-Baciu (also known as Hoia Forest), which is known for various mysterious stories and even UFO sightings.[11]

SoundtrackEdit

Raaz: Reboot
Soundtrack album by
Released19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
Recorded2016
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length27:33
LabelT-Series
ProducerMukesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
Vishesh Bhatt
Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Junooniyat
(2016)
Raaz: Reboot
(2016)
Ishq Junoon
(2016)

The film's music is composed by Jeet Gannguli along with the duo Sangeet-Siddharth. The first single from the film, "Sound Of Raaz" was released on 5 July 2016 by T-Series on YouTube.[12][13][14] The song, sung by Jubin Nautiyal[15] is a tribute to the tradition of haunting melodies in old horror films.[16] The whole album was released on August 19, 2016.[17]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Lo Maan Liya"Kausar MunirJeet GannguliArijit Singh5:00
2."Raaz Aankhein Teri"Rashmi ViragJeet GannguliArijit Singh4:51
3."O Meri Jaan"Kausar MunirSangeet-SiddharthK.K.4:37
4."Yaad Hai Na"Kausar MunirJeet GannguliArijit Singh4:07
5."Hummein Tummein Jo Tha"Rashmi ViragJeet GannguliPalak Muchhal & Papon2:58
6."Yaad Hai Na (Unplugged)"Kausar MunirJeet GannguliJubin Nautiyal3:43
7."The Sound of Raaz"Rashmi ViragJeet GannguliJubin Nautiyal1:37
Total length:27:33

Critical receptionEdit

The Times of India gave the film two and a half stars.[18] Asian Age rated the film one star out of five, levying criticism at the complexity of the plot and supernatural themes.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Emraan Hashmi is back to scare the wits out of you with 'Raaz Reboot' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Raaz Reboot – Movie – Box Office India". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  3. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (17 September 2016). "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of Raaz Reboot – Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Emraan Hashmi to play the lead in 'Raaz Reboot'". 15 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Motion poster of Emraan Hashmi starrer Raaz Reboot is out". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  6. ^ "South actress Kriti Kharbanda in 'Raaz 4'". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Watch: Emraan Hashmi's dark Raaz Reboot motion poster". Deccan Chronicle. 11 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Emraan Hashmi's 'Raaz 4' goes on floor!". Deccan Chronicle. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  9. ^ http://bollywoodhungama.com/en/h5/movies/5906736/top/movie_details.php
  10. ^ "Raaz Reboot: Vikram Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi battling extreme cold in Romania - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Emraan Hashmi to shoot 'Raaz 4' at 'world's most haunted forest'". mid-day. 29 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Sound of Raaz — Raaz Reboot — Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Gaurav Arora". 5 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  13. ^ "'Raaz Reboot' releases its spooky signature tune — Times of India". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  14. ^ "QuickE: Rahman's Soulful 'Mohenjo Daro' Number And Other Stories". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Jubin Nautiyal to record title track of Raaz 4". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Raaz Reboot song Sound of Raaz a tribute to Gumnam, Mahal, Wo Kaun Thi". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Raaz Reboot (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Jeet Gannguli & Sangeet-Siddharth Haldipur on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Movie Raaz Reboot Movie Review 2016, Story, Trailers - Times of India". Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  19. ^ "It's a clunker! – The Asian Age". Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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