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    Aneela Zeb (219 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - October 08, 2014 3:28 PM IST
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    Verdict - It is a horror all right! But not the way you may hope it is.

    3 A.MWatch trailerRelease date : September 26, 2014

    3 A.M can be classified as a pretty successful horror film--as in a horror what one can do to the fine legacy of the Ramsey Brothers. Such a disappointment to the genre. I am sure all the ghouls of the Bhoot Banglas of yore stand in a corner, pointing fingers at the wanna be terrors of 3AM and just laugh their Sar-Katta heads off.

    And for the life of me I cannot understand the Adult Rating as most of the gags are ripped off from some kid's Harry Potter..good ghosts that are now gold orbs, a sudden chill in the air as there are Other Beings about, an army of burning men all dead that form a protective circle about the protagonist and the good ghost. Yes, there is a half hearted attempt to give some desi flavour by including evil mill owner who dabbles with black magic when he is not beating up mill labour...but I am sure nothing that a decent labour union could not have dealth with.

    So a reality show host who has just used shaadi ke decoration lights to propose to his long suffering girl friend really finds it funny that she carries her grandfather's pocket Bhagvad Gita. We all know how that is going to end.

    And so it does.

    Leading to our man Sunny goes on a drunken bender only to clean up his act to propose a reality show that gets to the bottom of the Other World. His two friends , I will call them Curly and Moe, for clearly we are entering Three Stooges Go Ghost Busters territory are along for the ride. Stooge 1 's modus operandi is to jhaap a mala of Dude Bro Dude Bro to counter the ghost, our man Surly Stooge wants his friends to record paranormal activity using a very sophisticated technique to bait the ghosts called I kid you not PROVOCATION..I am sure once Paranormal Activity gets a decent union going on they are going to come up with an ordinance tackling just that. It is left to Kavin Dave's Raj (as an actor and as his character) to be the voice of sanity in this project by being shit scared and letting us know that. And he has some pretty good lines, so for a change we are laughing with the characters on the screen and not at them.

    There is also a very brilliant cat in a 30 seconds appearance which just by her body language as she swung from Evil Rakhas hands was giving the virtual finger to Surly Stooge.

    If I had any doubts regarding how half hearted everyone must have been regards this project, they were confirmed when right after Evil Spirit striking we take a break to enjoy a dream sequence in Goa. Stand up and slow clap guys, nothing to fear here except a loss of our sanity.