Haunted 3D

After completing his horror trilogy - Raaz, 1920 and Shaapit, Director Vikram Bhatt comes again with one more horror film: 'Haunted', this time to send your adrenaline rushing through 3D stereocopic technology. Pulling out the first real 3D stereoscopic feature film from India, Vikram Bhatt's most expensive and ambitious project 'Haunted' is trying to set a bench mark in Indian Cinema.

Mahakshay Chakraborty, a.k.A Mimoh; son of Mithun Chakraborty takes the lead role while Tia Bajpai gets introduced on silver screen for the first time. Praveen Bhatt has handled the Cinematography and Chirantan Bhatt has scored the music. Releasing under the banner Dar Motion pictures and BVG Films ‘Haunted’ is to hit the screens on 6th May 2011.

The movie is set in Dalhousie and circles around Glen Manor, a rambling mansion with a spooky past and a haunted present. The protagonist Rehan comes to Glen Manor on business transaction, involving its sale that his father had initiated. His visit sets down a series of mysterious occurrences. What he oversees is the secret of his love that threatens his life and the dangers he faces ahead.

Haunted has used the same technology as similar to what was used in Avatar. The team has hunted Brent Robinson of 3DCC, Canada as the stereographer. Brent Robinson has over 22 years of experience in stereoscopy and cinematography (including underwater) for film, television, music video, commercial ad films and the internet. 3DCC is well-known for their previous work in Hollywood flicks like Resident Evil – The Afterlife, Saw 7, The Incredible Hulk to name a few.

Speaking about the film, Vikram Bhatt said "Haunted is my most challenging and fulfilling movie. The challenge began from the scripting stage itself because we had to visualize the country's first next generation stereoscopic 3D film. It was all new. The style was new, the technology was new. We had to acquaint ourselves with the technology, learn it, adapt to it. That was a major feat and I must thank the entire technical team. They were brilliant. We would never have been able to achieve this unique milestone in Indian cinema without them."

Brent Robinson said, “In Haunted we used the latest technology, similar to what was used in Avatar. It is not based on the archaic technology of converting 2D to 3D but actually includes beam-splitter and stereo tango rigs as well as 3D cameras along with S12k digital cameras. The movie uses suspense, silence and the play of music to scare audiences. We tried to maintain a moody tone for the film without going overboard. Otherwise the human mind would have found it difficult to understand and assimilate what's going on"

After Avatar’s success many studios have jumped in to stereoscopic wagon. While still stereoscopic technology is under heuristic process, Bhatt’s ‘Haunted’ looks promising enough to attract audience to the halls but its final fate will be decided only after May 6th when the movie will be released.

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