Creature 3D Movie Review: Creature Shines Amidst Uneven Narrative
Now this is one of those rare films that has VFX leading the show from first till the last frame. In that perspective, Creature gets it perfectly right. Though filmmaker Vikram Bhatt has been using technology to his advantage for quite some time now, especially with 3D coming into play, Creature is by far his best effort (and result) in terms of presenting the supernatural element, in this case a 'creature', so very well on the big screen. Just for this reason, Vikram deserves a compliment though one has to admit that as a story-teller he has done better in the past. But then more about it later.
What comes on scene though is a youngster with a guitar, Imran Abbas. A misunderstanding and a song later, the duo is already in love and one heaves a sigh of relief that the creature is back in business. Well, it indeed does that, and how, as gradually one does see it in full form that qualifies well in accordance to all the hype that had been generated so far. Yes, there are a few distractions here and there as the back stories of both Bipasha and Imran (and also the manner in which they converge) don't really add much to the plot. In fact they only extend the film as one is rather interested in knowing more about the back story of the creature due to the uniqueness quotient. While that is explained too, it isn't too convincing even as Mukul Dev, a professor of sorts, does make an attempt.
This is the reason why whenever the central character of the film, the creature, is on the screen, you do not look elsewhere as the technical team does a brilliant job in capturing every movement and sound well. The 3D further accentuates the overall appeal too. Meanwhile Bipasha is quite convincing too, though more as an actress than a character, which seems to be on a suicide mission, both psychologically as well as physically. So whether it is the sequence leading to the interval point or the one in creature's den or the climax set in the hotel, just about everything fits in well.
What doesn't fit in well are surprisingly the songs which - though good audio wise - practically break the narrative every time they play on screen. Imran has a supporting role but frankly his characterisation doesn't really throw much weight on the plot. Mukul Dev is good in a reasonably meaty part while rest of the supporting actors just about do decent.
If you like to watch movies belonging to a genre like this, especially with heavy dose of VFX element, while being okay with slightly uneven narrative and songs that only extend the overall duration, watch Creature. You will certainly appreciate that effort indeed.