India’s first stereoscopic 3D film, Haunted, is set to release on April 15. Shot like the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, this film promises to give audiences a real life spooky experience. Director Vikram Bhatt, who is helming the project says, “Fear looms larger in 3D.”
Perhaps he is right. A 3D horror film would give the audience the illusion of being part of the film. Bhatt says, “Horror is all about creating an ambience and a mood. In 3D, I will actually take the audience inside the haunted house to experience the thrill and fear for real.” This illusion can be created because of 3D technology. He adds, “Experiencing horror and not seeing it as a second-hand experience will work for the film.”
Bhatt says that Chhota Chetan was the first 3D film in India. He adds, “Directors fraudulently convert 2D films into 3D and parade them as 3D films. But technically the output is very different from a real 3D film.” Bhatt has roped in international 3D experts like Brent Robinson, Christan Jeams, Cassidey and Michael Reuben Flax for his film.
Haunted is the story of a boy who has been given the responsibility of selling a house in the hills. Bhatt informs, “When he goes to the house, he realises that it is haunted. He cannot do anything with the property till he gets to the bottom of this issue and while doing that
he finds out the house was almost waiting for him to come there.” The film stars Mithun Chakraborty's son Mahakshay Chakraborty and debutant Tia Bajpai.
Incidentally, Ram Gopal Varma, also known to make horror films, has recently announced his 3D horror film called Warning, which is slated to release this year.