The genre of horror movies has not received its due lately because most of the horror movies that have been released in last couple of years have not done well. This Friday it was the turn for The Warning to scare people to their bones, but there was hardly any expectation from the movie because there was basically no promotion or marketing done for it. The magic of horror movies lies in the promotion of the movie. The trailer of the movie itself should scare people to death and that is what will bring them back to the movie hall when the movie is released, but The Warning never gave out any warning to the audience. Directed by Karan Razdan the movie stars some great actors like Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta, Satish Kaushik, Ila Arun, Zakir Hussain, Govind Namdev and Karan Razdan.
The movie revolves around Ramsharan (Karan Razdan) who is a fisherman and one day he carries a group of men from his village to Mumbai. However, he soon finds that all the men are terrorists and halfway down the journey he gathers courage to fight them back but gets himself killed in the process by the leader of terrorist Azaan Khan (Atul Kulkarni). When terrorists land on the shore, Azaan is shot dead but the plan continues as others escape. Back in the village, the news of Ramsharan’s death shatters his family but his daughter Muskaan (Baby Jannat) is still unaware of the concept of death. Soon she begins to see the spirits and eventually gets possessed by it. At this point Peer Jammatuddin Shah Baba (Anupam Kher) is called to rescue the situation and he finally reveals the warning delivered by the ghost.
Frankly, the movie does not even scare a bit and even kids might be able to watch this movie without any fear. The film takes into account and scenario of 26/11 Mumbai attacks when terrorists invaded the city through sea route. However, in the movie things keep going wrong all the time especially for the audience as they might get to see awfully boring story line that has no juice in it. It is hard to believe that in spite of such poor script there are some really good actors in the movie. It looks like they never really got to read the entire script because there are many flaws in the story line which makes matter worse for the audience. The intentions of the director might be good, but that does not show up on the screen even for a minute. In most scenes, Rituparna fights the smoked filled ghost which makes us feel like we are watching B grade horror movies of old times.
The performance by all actors was good but because of pathetic story line none of the actors seem to impress the audience. The movie is released in limited movie halls and it wouldn’t be surprising if the movie just fades away by next week without any warning.