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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that the cardinal rule for a horror film is — Keep it short! At an agonizing 2 hours and 20-odd minutes, that is just the first of many rules that director Vikram Bhatt breaks in his new film Shaapit. Shaapit suffers from a convoluted plot that flits from occult and witchcraft to science-fiction and palace intrigue.I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for director Vikram Bhatt’s Shaapit. Horror films are meant to get your heart racing pumping. At the end of this film, you’ll have to check for your pulse.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia

Vikram Bhatt’s penchant for the horror film finds another exposition with Shaapit, supposedly the third in the trilogy initiated with the blockbuster Raaz, followed by 1920. This one falls somewhere between the chutzpah of Raaz and the picture-postcard perfection of 1920. It is definitely more gripping than 1920, though it fails to draw you into the drama like the two Raaz sequels. Nevertheless, there’s enough to keep the interest running, although we would wish the Indian horror film would somehow extricate itself from mumbo-jumbo, mantra-tantra.The film works not so much due to its story. Rather, it’s the way Vikram Bhatt tells his story — with a certain polish and pizzazz — that draws you in. Watch it, while you wait for our own Paranormal Activity.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

The unspoken and unwritten rule for horror films is simple: They ought to scare you at the right places and also, the culmination ought to be the best part of the story. SHAAPIT succeeds in giving you those jhatkas at several points [there are some genuinely chilling scenes] and the culmination to the tale, although a bit lengthy, keeps you involved in the proceedings. Final word? With SHAAPIT, Vikram Bhatt raises the bar for horror films made in India. Full marks to Bhatt for making that one kick-ass horror thriller, which easily ranks amongst the best in this genre in terms of plot, setting, technique and performances. Go, get scared!

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Nithya Ramani Site:Rediff

The film is scary alright, true to its genre, and will make you believe in curses, mythology, poltergeists, aathmas…Following Bollywood’s map for horror films, Shaapit is clearly defined into two parts — the cause and the effect with, of course, the struggle associated with each. As far as the pros are concerned, Shaapit keeps you at the edge of your seat. Every scene is well woven. As a result, you understand the origin of the curse 300 years ago and why it has stretched to the present age and Kaaya’s misery.But the film isn’t flawless either. There are few hiccups like cliched dialogues, predictable scenes and too many songs. The story, especially where it delves into the past, could have been tighter.

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Ratings:1/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:IndianExpress

The Bhatt horror factory rolls out another. `Shaapit’ has a `buri aatma’ who will not let any daughter of a cursed family wed, whenever plans for a `shaadi’ arise, the spirit rises up and finishes off the girl. Bhatt’s `1920’ gave us a ghastly ghost who hung upside down, and a couple of shivery moments. Practically nothing about `Shaapit’, which has the youngest looking debutant hero after Shahid Kapoor, is scary : not the bag of skeletons which floats around a 300 year old castle, not the wailing and the screeching, and the moaning and the groaning.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

Vikram Bhatt merges elements from his earlier two horror attempts – Raaz and 1920 in Shaapit . The result is occasionally scary and occasionally clichéd. The movie does give you some chills and thrills here and there but overall the face horror and zombie ghost disappoints. The story is as old as Purana Mandir premise but is intertwined smartly with a flashback account.

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