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Shaapit

The third horror film from Vikram Bhatt after Raaz and 1920, Shaapit takes the viewer back by three hundred years. Aman (Aditya Narayan) and Kaaya (Shweta Agarwal) are young lovers and decide to tie the knot. Having proposed to Kaaya, Aman gives her an engagement ring. When the couple drives off together basking in their happiness, their car takes a spin, almost killing them. Kaaya is injured and her parents (Murli Sharma and Nishigandha Wad) rush to see her in the hospital where they notice the ring on her finger. Her father is enraged! He explains that the family is cursed by an angry Brahmin and the girls of his household will be deprived of marriage!

Aman and his friend Shom (Shubh Joshi) approach Pashupathi (Rahul Dev) who can counter the spiritual world. On his guidance, they embark on a voyage to conquer the spirit. What happens thereafter is uncanny and unpalatable but, then, anything is possible in the spiritual world.
Direction is fair, but the treatment fails to create the necessary scary impact. Music is no help. Photography is good and so are the special effects. Aditya needs to mature to make his presence felt. Ditto for Shubh Joshi.  Shweta Agarwal has precious little to do. Rahul Dev stands out. Murli Sharma and Nishigandha Wad are adequate.

On the whole, Shaapit is nothing much to write home about.

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