Creature 3D movie review: Is this what poor Bipasha Basu has come to now?

The 3D in the title is positioned such that it draws your eye immediately, and you know why as soon as the film begins.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2014 9:50 am
(Source: Movie Still) (Source: Movie Still)

The 3D in the title is positioned such that it draws your eye immediately, and you know why as soon as the film begins. The Creature, a scaly, long-tailed lizard-type with a semi-human face and green eyes and a loud growl, swishes its tail in your face, just where your 3D dark glasses end: first generation viewers of creature-cum-horror flicks may well flinch.

As the film gets along, you realize that Vikram Bhatt has made this film for those who are not familiar with Hollywood creature features. And for those who like a bit of comforting `bhoot-pret’ hokum mixed with their blood-thirsty monsters.

If you’ve never seen such a combo before, you might get struck in a sequence or two which shows the creature charging at human beings, blood dripping from its fangs. You might want to warn them to flee because the creature is comiiiiiing!

But I’m afraid there may be very few people left who may not have seen an endless run of Spielbergian `chipkali’ films, dubbed in Hindi and other languages to boot, on some TV channel or the other. In which case, ‘Creature’, 3D or no 3D, becomes just another Vikram Bhatt flick, featuring a brave leading lady (Bipasha Basu), a second-wheel leading man (Naqvi), and a ‘professor’ with a theory ( Dev). The only thing missing is a ‘baba’ with a ‘booti’.

Some spiel is trotted out about ‘brahma-rakshasas’, cursed by Lord Brahma himself, which are freed into this planet of ours because a schmuck cleared their way in. These creatures feed upon humans, and the more they eat, the hungrier they get. Who knows this stuff? The prof, naturally, because that’s what he is there for, right?

The plot is unintentionally hilarious, involving an intrepid young woman who turns up in the forest to start a lodge, loads of extras playing chefs and petrified guests, and an alleged award-winning writer. The coming of the creature leaves a trail of dead bodies, but instead of running, our heroine declares ‘I am not going’. Drum roll.

Of course everything leads to the face-off between the creature and the girl, with a little bit of help from the guy. Bhatt bungs in a ‘praacheen mandir’ and an old rifle and bullets dunked in `holy’ water : this is Bollywood, how can we do without hocus-pocus?

My question: Is this what poor Bipasha Basu has come to now?

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    Mavala
    Sep 15, 2014 at 5:43 am
    Upvoted you by mistake. Commenting just to ask you to shut up.
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      Dean Miller
      Sep 12, 2014 at 10:15 am
      I'll definately go fr creature3D n avoid cheap finding .
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        kangana
        Sep 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm
        Shubra ..pleez resign ur job..u r not fit for this..u shd better go clean bipasha's loo...creature 3D was very entertaining than boring finding ..bips did a gud job..shubra shd go jump in a well or hang herself
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          glug glug
          Sep 13, 2014 at 3:09 am
          Interesting that I see so many critics for the reviewer for a movie which essentially is what Bollywood has become nowadays...cheap trash! 'Kick' becoming a hit! Unintuitive (read copycats) and utterly substandard visual effects (mind you..I am not a fan of VFX)! Subtleties seem to be lost on Indian Directors! And yes...Is this what Bipasha Basu has come down to? C'mon keyboard warriors...try someone your own size...oh wait..I cant be as puny as you are! :)
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            Guest
            Sep 16, 2014 at 9:15 am
            well Bhatt mean something common these directors are in the industry to do business they really dont care about doing something DIFFERENT. different from others this is the reason why India is left behind many Indian must be thinking their India is great thats right but we also a jock for many foreigners for Hollywood How many people have seen Krrish 3 ? I really loved the film series from Koi mill a to Krrish 2 but the 3 is something very close to Hollywood movie and the same characters from x men Kangana Ranaut (Mystique) and a guy with a long tounge like the (Toad) in x men and then Vivek Oberoi with the wheel chair just like (Professor Xavier) in x men and the best part is that he also turns into (Robocop) and at the end our Indian superhero Krrish at end comes to know that the villain turns up to be his own brother Juuuuuust like Loki and Thor in (Avenger) and these actors are playing the role too am sure that tese actors do knows about the movie beeing copied it doesn't matter to them they want money and to becom more rich there are many reason to laugh at Bollywood. In Bollywood horror mean love action means love if you talk about 1920/1920 Evil returns/ Dangerous Ishq /Raaz series / and the same actor again and again first in 1920 then again in Dangerous Ishq m talking about Rajneesh Duggal /and haunted 3D itself a Bollywood copied film .But in Hollywood Unborn/ The cabin in the woods / Mama (Its a lovely movie describing the motherhood there is a good spirit in every soul whether its evil or good ) The Exorcist/ Wrong turn series /The Ring / Oman many more this horror and .Ek tha Tiger similar to agent Vinod / Ishaqzaade/ Ghajini still its a good story but its not really a action movie and .The Expendable /Mission Impossible/ 300 /300 Rise of an Empire The Planet Of The Apes/ many more Guy m Indian m not trying to compare 2 different nation with their film industry we are not lacking in technologies we can also make good Graphical movies with great technologies and effects but why do we not get good stories and ideas we don't want to we show lots of love in our films no matter its horror /action all same but in real are we so lovable to each other we always keep finding a reason to fight with each other in public ,transportation ,in office anywhere raping girls and women . There are films like 3 s/ 3 iddiots/ Rang de Basanti / wanted copy of main hoon wanted south Indian movie a country never changes its our way of thinking changes the world around us
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              Guest
              Sep 16, 2014 at 9:26 am
              well Bhatt mean something common these directors are in the industry to do business they really dont care about doing something DIFFERENT. different from others this is the reason why India is left behind many Indian must be thinking their India is great thats right but we also a jock for many foreigners for Hollywood How many people have seen Krrish 3 ? I really loved the film series from Koi mill a to Krrish 2 but the 3 is something very close to Hollywood movie and the same characters from x men Kangana Ranaut (Mystique) and a guy with a long tounge like the (Toad) in x men and then Vivek Oberoi with the wheel chair just like (Professor Xavier) in x men and the best part is that he also turns into (Robocop) and at the end our Indian superhero Krrish at end comes to know that the villain turns up to be his own brother Juuuuuust like Loki and Thor in (Avenger) and these actors are playing the role too am sure that tese actors do knows about the movie beeing copied it doesn't matter to them they want money and to becom more rich there are many reason to laugh at Bollywood. In Bollywood horror mean love action means love if you talk about 1920/1920 Evil returns/ Dangerous Ishq /Raaz series / and the same actor again and again first in 1920 then again in Dangerous Ishq m talking about Rajneesh Duggal /and haunted 3D itself a Bollywood copied film .But in Hollywood Unborn/ The cabin in the woods / Mama (Its a lovely movie describing the motherhood there is a good spirit in every soul whether its evil or good ) The Exorcist/ Wrong turn series /The Ring / Oman many more this horror and .Ek tha Tiger similar to agent Vinod / Ishaqzaade/ Ghajini still its a good story but its not really a action movie and .The Expendable /Mission Impossible/ 300 /300 Rise of an Empire The Planet Of The Apes/ many more Guy m Indian m not trying to compare 2 different nation with their film industry we are not lacking in technologies we can also make good Graphical movies with great technologies and effects but why do we not get good stories and ideas we don't want to we show lots of love in our films no matter its horror /action all same but in real are we so lovable to each other we always keep finding a reason to fight with each other in public ,transportation ,in office anywhere raping girls and women . There are films like 3 s/ 3 iddiots/ Rang de Basanti / wanted copy of main hoon wanted south Indian movie a country never changes its our way of thinking changes the world around us
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                Guest
                Sep 16, 2014 at 9:33 am
                well Bhatt mean something common these directors are in the industry to do business they really dont care about doing something DIFFERENT. different from others this is the reason why India is left behind many Indian must be thinking their India is great thats right but we also a jock for many foreigners for Hollywood How many people have seen Krrish 3 ? I really loved the film series from Koi mill a to Krrish 2 but the 3 is something very close to Hollywood movie and the same characters from x men Kangana Ranaut (Mystique) and a guy with a long tounge like the (Toad) in x men and then Vivek Oberoi with the wheel chair just like (Professor Xavier) in x men and the best part is that he also turns into (Robocop) and at the end our Indian superhero Krrish at end comes to know that the villain turns up to be his own brother Juuuuuust like Loki and Thor in (Avenger) and these actors are playing the role too am sure that tese actors do knows about the movie beeing copied it doesn't matter to them they want money and to becom more rich there are many reason to laugh at Bollywood. In Bollywood horror mean love action means love if you talk about 1920/1920 Evil returns/ Dangerous Ishq /Raaz series / and the same actor again and again first in 1920 then again in Dangerous Ishq m talking about Rajneesh Duggal /and haunted 3D itself a Bollywood copied film .But in Hollywood Unborn/ The cabin in the woods / Mama (Its a lovely movie describing the motherhood there is a good spirit in every soul whether its evil or good ) The Exorcist/ Wrong turn series /The Ring / Oman many more this horror and .Ek tha Tiger similar to agent Vinod / Ishaqzaade/ Ghajini still its a good story but its not really a action movie and .The Expendable /Mission Impossible/ 300 /300 Rise of an Empire The Planet Of The Apes/ many more Guy m Indian m not trying to compare 2 different nation with their film industry we are not lacking in technologies we can also make good Graphical movies with great technologies and effects but why do we not get good stories and ideas we don't want to we show lots of love in our films no matter its horror /action all same but in real are we so lovable to each other we always keep finding a reason to fight with each other in public ,transportation ,in office anywhere raping girls and women . There are films like 3 s/ 3 iddiots/ Rang de Basanti / wanted copy of main hoon wanted south Indian movie a country never changes its our way of thinking changes the world around us
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                  vinod
                  Sep 12, 2014 at 8:48 am
                  Oh Shubhra come on....you have got good writing skills and are free to write anything doesn't mean people will go by your review. You seem to forget the efforts put in by lot of people in making a film as such and trying something different which is totally indigenous, forget the costs involved, etc. At the end of day, bollywood is bread earner to many. had it been an hollywood production you would have gone ga ga over it.I believe going forward, you would comment after having considered lot other things than just certain points of your choice
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