Starring: Bobby Deol,
Mugdha Godse, Sophia Handa, Shreyas Talpade, Salim Fateh,
Director – Rajeev Virani
HELP is a supernatural
horror Bollywood thriller which is based upon the story
of a wicked spirit that refuses to leave the human world
and exists with a vengeance for past crimes committed
This horror thriller film, which marks the debut of
Rajeev Virani as a director, starts impressively, but
then on it drags after some time and ultimately falls
short of momentum and precision.
As the darkness spreads, things start to get worse and the spirit tries to
wipe out everything and everyone that comes in its way. It appears in the form
of a ghost who creeps and crawls over the ceiling, creates terror, killing
people around while the lead characters stare at it helplessly.
With Dr Aditya on their side, Vic has to discover the dark and terrifying
truth behind Pia’s family history of murderous madness and break the curse
that is cast on them by another wicked spirit. Vic is racing against time as
they have just 36 hours to survive the paranormal situation to save Pia from
the spirit who is out to destroy everything.
In the film, Vic (Bobby Deol) is a successful film maker
in Bollywood, as director of horror flicks. Pia (Mugdha
Godse) is his beautiful wife. The couple is going through
a bad patch in their married life and in the midst of
these troubled times they have to suddenly rush to
Mauritius to take care of Pia’s ailing father.
Absolutely unaware of the terror awaiting them...
As they go back to Pia’s old family home in Mauritius she
is confronted by her distant past which she has not had to
face as she had left Mauritius when she was just a 5 year
old. They realize that there’s something sinister in this
house. A dark, disturbing past that remains hidden and
silent since years.
When Pia finds out that she is pregnant this darkly
vicious spirit possesses her. It is the spirit of her twin
sister, who died at the age of 5. The (evil) spirit starts
brutally killing everyone that Pia is close to.
A renowned parapsychologist, Dr. Aditya Motwani (Shreyas
Talpade) figures out that Pia’s family is bounded by a curse. With Vic by her
side and Aditya all set to help the couple, Pia learns some deep hidden
secrets about her family.
Bobby Deol had very little to do except to give cold,
stony expressions. He has interesting interaction with
Shreyas Talpade who as a psychiatrist is perfect in his
role. Mudha Godse who gives some bold and steamy scenes,
and this time she also tries to portray some expressions.
It is an ordinary Bollywood movie (scary?) with creepy
music, the high pitched Ghostly screams, weird
expressions, shaky camera angles, loud voice projection of
There are few genuinely scary scenes like the one in which
the ghost crawls on a ceiling and the one in climax
involving mirrors. The idea about the revenge of the
unborn girl child was there in the 2007 Bollywood flick
Gauri – The Unborn.
Bobby Deol – Vic
Mugdha Godse – Pia
Shreyas Talpade – Dr. Aditya Motwani
Jyoti Dogra - Susan
Credits & Crew:
Director: Rajeev Virani
Producer: Sanjay Ahluwalia, Vinay Choksey
Banner: Rupali Aum Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Director of Photography: Dhimant Vyas
Story, Screenplay & Dialogues: Deepak Pawar, Viddesh
Music Director: Ashutosh Pathak
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Production Manager - Vikas Gandhi
Assistant Director - Deepesh Sharma
Casting - Deepesh Sharma