Director: Tinu Suresh Desai]
Star cast: Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra and Vishal Karwal
Duration: 117 minutes
Rating: *1/2 star
Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is known for his mastery in horror films. Over the years, he has made some fantastic scary films like Raaz (2002), Shaapit (2009), Haunted 3D (2011), Raaz 3D (2012) and Creature 3D (2014), which had been appreciated by the audience. In the year 2008, he had started a horror franchise 1920 which was a big hit at the box office. Its sequel 1920 Evil Returns (2012) also got rave reviews and now he has come up with the third installment of this hit horror series called 1920 London. Let’s see the film review of 1920 London and know, whether this part will impress you or not.
The story of 1920 London revolves around Shivangi (Meera Chopra) who lives happily in London with his husband Veer Singh (Vishal Karwal). On a given day, Meera receives a gift from Rajasthan after which some strange things happen which affects her life. She finds some spirits in her house that scares her a lot. When these unnatural things couldn’t stop, Meera thinks that these are the results of black magic. She immediately left to Rajasthan where she finds an exorcist Jai (Sharman Joshi), who is the expert of this. She begs to him for help and Jai ready to help her. At the end, he evicts the evil spirit of Jaidev (Sagar Saikia) from Meera’s husband. This is the gist of the story.
Well, there is nothing to cheer in the film and this plot is now too old and the audience got bored to watch the similar kind of story again and again. It seems that Vikram Bhatt copied the story of his own horror film and came up with few twists and turns which has not surely impressive. The dialogues and screenplays have also some deep loopholes and the film is a bunch of mistakes. The most distracting thing about the film is the evil seen in the film would not scare you a little for which you have come to watch the film. Plus the unwanted songs at regular intervals loose the shine of the film. Despite some excellent special effects and iconic locations, seriously this is a cinemic torture by the makers to the audience.
There is nothing positive to say about the performances after watching this loose story. The hugely talented Sharman Joshi, who has been part of some blockbusters like Rang De Basanti (2006) and 3 Idiots (2009) is wasting his skills by opting these kind of roles which doesn’t suits him. He should avoid these roles in the future to remember as an actor. Meera Chopra, another rising girl from popular Chopra family (Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra) has not impressed in a single scene. The rest of the star cast is also on and on average.
Vikram Bhatt’s films have also known for its soundtracks and soulful music but this time, he once again, here also, the result is same. Not even a single track will feel close to your heart and rather than they are placed in the middle to test your patience.
As I said earlier, the story is always an integral part of any film and decides the fate of its running, 1920 London is a big disappointment for the people who love this genre and Vikram Bhatt failed to sustain the legacy of this hit franchise. Without any second thought, you should miss this film and do not waste your valuable time and money in this scrap. Wait for another week to have some better show than this.
My Ratings to 1920 London is one and a half stars out of five.