Movie Review : 1920 : Evil Returns Rating : 2 / 5 Banner : BVG Films, ASA Production and Enterprises Cast : Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai, Vidya Malvade, Sharad Kelkar and Others Music : Chirantan Bhatt Cinematographer : Naren Kedia Producer: Vikram Bhatt Director: Bhushan Patel Released Date: November 02, 2012
Story: An alright tale the story begins with Jaidev (aftab) a poet who lives with his sister Karuna (vidya). One day, Jaidev comes across a girl in an unconscious state and gets her home. Her name is Smruti (tia) and despite Karuna’s resistance Jaidev decides to let her stay. But he discovers Smruti lost her memory so he takes her to Shimla to get her treated. But in the process Jaidev discovers Smruti is possessed by an evil spirit. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.
Presentation: The director has come up with a good storyline and while the presentation was very nice, the narrative was effective in parts. The dialogues were neat, the script was average and the screenplay was inconsistent. Background score was rich but songs were more interrupting. Cinematography was top notch. Editing was required during first half. Costumes were well designed while the art department was excellent. Aftab Shivdasani was not a good choice, he was mild. Tia Bajpai was expressive and gives the chill. Vidya Malvade was upto the mark. Sharad Kelkar was apt. The others didn’t have scope.
Conclusion: The horror genre always raises a sense of excitement among the audience and they expect the fear factor and shock points. The film also has a few but they were not arranged well. The first half goes on a lethargic note until the interval bang. The second half slows down until the climax which is quite gripping. Overall, the film gives few shocks at few places but overall it was not able to keep the tension on. At the box office, the openings might be good but this would be an average treat.
Bharatstudent verdict: Good in parts, few spine chilling moments but could have been executed well