Story: A road trip turns into a spooky nightmare as a family of four is attacked by strange entities.
Review: Harsh Tandon (Javed Jaffrey) is a highly ambitious businessman who suffers from insomnia. Possibly, owing to his sleep disorder, he starts seeing things and is advised by his psychiatrist to take a break from work. He packs his model daughter (Meenakshi Dixit) and her photographer boyfriend (Karan Anand), his prankster son (Rishabh Chadha) and his dutiful wife (Niki Walia) and heads for Nainital to take a much needed break.
As far as horror films go, the setup is almost decent. It’s a proper, bright and sunny vacation that the Tandon family embark on. But the manner in which their trip turns into a horror fest is shown in a rather shoddy way. Javed Jaffrey with a gruff voice and an authoritarian manner about him is bearable as the family patriarch. Only him and the ghosts in the film (Rishina Kandhari) give a credible performance along with Vijay Raaz at whose mysterious outhouse the entire story unfolds.
The scares in the film are weak. With their panda-like makeup, the spirits keep popping out at unexpected times to try and scare you, which gets old soon. The suspense, too, is weak and the payoff almost humorous. There is nothing great to look forward to in the cinematography or the music departments either.
For ‘Lutp’ to really scare you, you have to either be super fainthearted or a child. Not really a great Halloween movie, this one.