Movie Review: Horror Story

Cast: Karan Kundra, Nishant Malkani, Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, Aparna Bajpai, Radhika Menon, Nandini Vaid, Director: Ayush Raina Rating: *

Saturday, September 14, 2013   |  Copyright: India-Forums.com / Bollywood  |  Comments 16 Comments  |  5889 Views

Horror is one genre that Bollywood is yet to master. No matter how much the makers try to convince us that its something never seen before, we always see wheelchairs moving around, benches flying, doors shutting, random scary noises and one ghost wanting to kill a bunch of people without any particular reason. Yes I just talked about Horror Story.

The movie is about a group of friends, Achint (Nishant Malkani), Maghesh (Ravish Desai), Samrat (Hasan Zaidi), Maggie (Aparna Bajpai), Neena (Radhika Menon), Sonia (Nandini Vaid) celebrating Neil's (Karan Kundra) start to a new career and giving him a farewell over drinks.  They then decide to go to a haunted hotel just to have fun and prove (God only knows to whom) that ghosts don't exist (something never heard before, isn't it?). The story then progresses with strange things that start to happen and soon they realize that the place is haunted indeed. The group gets caught in every clichd and predictable situation possible. Almost 20 minutes into the movie and I knew that the script was written borrowing from all those horror television serials I used to watch as a kid which didn't  scare me even back then.

Be it the ghost that appeared a few times to scare you or the nursery rhymes that were played in husky whispers, nothing seems to strike the correct note. You can just sit without having any anxiety and even predict how a character will react and what will happen next. Even the story behind the place being haunted is plain and the ghost instead of scaring you, makes you want to laugh at many times. 

The performances are plain average and nothing interesting or different for the viewer. As for the title of the film, I am sure is apt as yes, watching it indeed felt like a horror story for a person who watches films for a living. 
All in all Horror Story is just another film on the block which has nothing new to offer to a film buff like me. For people who are looking for a serious spooky time will be left disappointed.  If a person like me who gets scared at the drop of a hat didn't get scared, then what about people who enjoy the genre horror. 
Well, we all know Vikram Bhatt has given us alot of horror films but this one can be missed without feeling bad about it. I hope the director of the film, Ayush Raina makes something else next time and gets all the stars he misses with this one. 

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 11:14pmsanchitseo

    Bollywood horror movies are never horror... the only thing they have is comedy...

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 6:02pmAhlaweya

    Karan Kundra rockzz n is the best :) Love Karan

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 12:46pmkaranika_praja

    well reviews like this are disappointing not films like horror story 4 sure !!! :D rofl if any1 laughs seeing a ghost honestly the person seems to be crazy sory to say that but ya !! kaan kundra u rock lv ya !!1 the film is amazing i can say that readin comments below by poud #kundanians noned of such reviews !!! :p u ock so does #horrorstory nowonde itz trending on twittr !!! :D

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 6:43amaratipradhan

    Like your review... Our if members would like it just because their fav actors are on it...otherwise...sounds like a silly movie..a friend of mine found it hilarious and not scary...ummm rather watch sudh desi romance

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 4:08amSIZZZLER

    Good review !! This movie is worst then '3G'. Makers don't know how to copy a Super Hit Hollywood flick.

    Don't want to comment about performances. Nothing impressive.

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 4:05amanjaliarora311

    i loved horror story... best horror movie ever in Bollywood... LOVE U KARAN.. U ROCKED AS NEIL... :)

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 3:03amBablylovely20

    Its abt a film review or to critisize the film. Plz tell me how many people laugh seeing the ghost . And i think the maximum viewers said the actors did good job except viewers like you. And karan kundra did a superb job all admit it , i doubt what u watch in the theater or you realy watch the movie

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  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 2:14am_mahi_

    This feels biased to me.. just because they are newcomers does not mean that the movie is below average.. watching it for the hawtmess RAVISH DESAI .. EmbarrassedEmbarrassed

  • Posted on: 15 September 2013 at 12:21amRimpi_kmh

    SORRY bt i'm nt agree with ur review...okkk...film is nt that bad..every actors acted soo well.. specially karan kundra...its nt funny, that prople loughs..some seance r really scary...u believed aur nt :D

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  • Posted on: 14 September 2013 at 10:11pmsreeja_rox

    Average acting frm actor's?Were u blind not to see Karan and Nishant's awesome performance???

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