1920 Evil Returns Movie Review
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After Raaz 3, Vikram Bhatt returns to the horror genre with 1920- Evil Returns.This sequel is to 1920 set in the era of 1920's.
Plot: Jaidev Varma is a well-known poet who looks for a reason to live. Ho lives with his sister Karuna.He finds his inspiration in his lady admirer whom he has never met.The two exchange letters and fall in love even without meeting each other. One day, Jaidev spots Smruti lying unconscious near the lake and gets her home. Jaidev feels an instant connection to Smruti.Destiny brings them together, but not the way they'd dreamt. What is the particular relationship that Jaidev shares with Smruti? What made Smruti get possessed by the evil spirit?
Analysis: Bhushan Patel’s debut as a director proves his mettle in directing chilling moments in the movie. Cinematography excels especially in capturing the beauty of Sweden in its lens. Songs are okay but misplaced in the film. Star Performances Aftab Shivdasani comes up with a reasonable performance but loses his way in the second half.Tia Bajpai pulls off the act of possessed women with extreme ease.Vidya Malvade does a decent job in a brief role.
1. Tia’s Performance.
2. Stunning Cinematography.
3. Makeup and Prosthetics.
What’s not there?
1. Flawed Writing.
2. Disappointing Second Half.
3. Slightly Clichéd such as creaking doors, isolated mansions, long and abandoned passages.
4. Average Background Music.
Verdict: 1920- Evil Returns spooks in bits and parts. Worth a One Time Watch.