Review: Vikram Bhatt`s ‘1920’- an engrossing horror flick!

After a series of Box Office duds, Vikram Bhatt is back with vengeance in his latest endeavour.

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai, Sept 12: After a series of Box Office duds, Vikram Bhatt is back with vengeance in his latest endeavour. Bhatt’s ‘1920’, which released all over this Friday, has lived up to the viewer’s expectations, as the film has some very terrifying moments. The film boasts of a gripping story that culminates in a horror-mystery.

‘1920’ is Bhatt’s second attempt in the genre of horror flicks, after his previous scary movie, ‘Raaz’. With its story based on love, lust and supernatural forces, ‘1920’ has most of the elements that one expects from a horror film, but the only problem is that the story slows down at regular intervals and that robs the film of its thrill to some extent. Besides, the reason why the spirit seeks vengeance - could`ve been more forceful. Nevertheless, numerous scary moments in the film clearly outdo the weakness in the script.

The year is ‘1920’ and the house isolated in the backwoods has a secret past. Arjun (Rajneesh Duggal) and his wife (Adah Sharma) move into the house. The house is set for demolition and a hotel is slated to be built up on the plot. Rajneesh, who happens to be an architect, is on a contract with the task of constructing the hotel.

But two move into the house unaware of the fact that the house has been waiting for them, and very soon, strange and inexplicable events start taking place and that’s when they realize that this isn’t going to be as easy and convenient. They come to know that every architect who had previously moved into that house had died under mysterious circumstances.

But the film actually scares you when the spirit takes over Adah`s body. Thereafter, incident after incident catches you unaware. The final scene when Rajneesh chants the Hanuman Chalisa - is another best moment.

‘1920’ promises to be Vikram Bhatt`s finest work. Both Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma have potential to make it big in Bollywood. Adah is exceptionally brilliant in her performance.

On the whole, 1920 is an engrossing film, a fairly good attempt by director Vikram Bhatt.

Three out of five stars.

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