Click is a copy of a film on which a Telugu film Photo
was based. It narrates the story of a bunch of people who have to pay for their actions, and involves you into it by making you
pay for your own actions - by having you sit through at least some of the flick.
The first scene of Click is a seductive sequence showing how romantic Avi (Shreyas Talpade) and his girlfriend Sonia (Sada) are - almost like 2 halves of a whole. The rest of the movie, however, shows how the two are 2 halves of a hole, or maybe even less.
It all starts off with Avi and Sonia returning home late from a party, and bumping into a girl on the road. The two of them scram from there, fearing the consequences of the accident. Now no one likes to be bumped off on the road and left alone, even if it's on the way to watch Click. So unspeakable things start happening to the hit-and-run couple - Sonia starts having terrifying nightmares involving a woman in white, and Avi's photographs start having strange white blotches on them.
It is found out that the blotches on the photos are none other than the woman in white, who can only be seen on film and not in real life. Avi may yet have been happy - there are several people we know who we wish cannot be seen in real life and who we would cheerfully Photoshop off our pictures if they appeared in them - but his friends start getting killed one after another, and Sonia decides it's time to investigate.
She finds out that the apparition is a girl Aarti (Sneha Ullal) who Avi and his friends knew. They decide to go to her home and see whether she's alive or dead, and to speak to her in either case, since it would be rude and fraught with grave consequences to not speak to people when you meet them, especially when they're dead. When they reach her home, however they find something completely unbelievable and the mystery starts unraveling from then on.
If you came to Click just to get scared, you just might, if you sit right till the end. And if you came to Click just to scare yourself, you just might, if you really do sit right till the end. Click has a slow and insipidly woven first half, but makes up for it with some interesting thrills and chills in the second. However, the horror devices are predictable from a few miles away, and the giggles come in much more than the shivers do.
Shreyas Talpade shines in several scenes, but his atrocious hairdo and styling make you wonder if you
should carry a mirror with you at all times. Sada has very few expressions to carry off, and she's okay. Sneha Ullal looks pale and wan, even when she's being shown normally.
The awful cinematography with blurred and dusty visuals makes it seem like a movie shot with a mobile phone, and some of the ghost impressions are too cheesy to belong to a modern-day horror movie. The background track helps along in the chills. The songs aren't that horrific, though, and a couple of them are good to hear.
In all, Click is a film that'll leave no impact on the country's wallet, and neither should it on yours. Wait for the TV rights, and wait for a better movie.