The Raaz team of Mukesh Bhatt-Dino Morea-Bipasha Basu returns with
Gunaah, this time however, the director is Amol Shetge. Raaz has been this yearâ€™s only universal hit, and industry folks are counting on Gunaah (since it has the same team) and another biggie released this weekend to bring in the audiences. However, after viewing Gunaah, itâ€™s safe to say that the industry will not get what it wants with Gunaah â€“ and thatâ€™s a good thing â€“ because if a film like Gunaah becomes a hit, God save the industry!
The film does follow one ritual though which is a must for a Mukesh Bhatt production, and that is to be â€śinspiredâ€ť from a Hollywood film. Though Gunaah is not an entire rip-off of a Hollywood flick, its theme is borrowed from the Jennifer Lopez-George Clooney film Out of Sight. Inspector Prabha (Bipasha Basu) is an honest inspector who doesnâ€™t get along with ACP Pandey (Irfan Khan). Pandey doesnâ€™t like Prabha because she is always trying to unmask him â€“ you see heâ€™s a corrupt officer. To spice up the proceedings, and Prabhaâ€™s personal life enter Aditya. Aditya is caught by Prabha because heâ€™s the prime suspect in the murder of an industrialist (Avtar Gill). However, Prabha wants to find out why Aditya would murder someone, when he saved her life in an accident when she was pursuing him. So Prabha sets out to learn about the reasons for Adityaâ€™s deeds and trying to reform him.
Performance wise, no one is able to rise above the script. However, Bipasha and Irfan Khan do try to do justice with their scenes. Dino doesnâ€™t have any dialogues for about three-fourths of the film, and thatâ€™s a good thing, because weâ€™re spared of listening to his awful dialogue delivery.
Ashutosh Rana (Iâ€™m trying to remember when was the last time I saw him in a non-Bhatt production) doesnâ€™t really have much scope, his role is more of a special appearance. The music of the film is below average â€“ and most of the songs donâ€™t fit in the film. Cinematography is above average, though nothing ground-breaking.
Simply put, Gunaah is just a very bad film â€“ thatâ€™ all! Thereâ€™s nothing about the film that is able to hold the viewerâ€™s interest â€“ unless you like Bipasha Basu and want to see her in skimpy outfits. But even if you go out to see the movie just for that, youâ€™ll be disappointed as well..