124 Min | Drama – Horror – Romance | November 2012
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Director: Bhushan Patel
Starring: Vicky Ahuja, Tia Bajpai, Sharad Kelkar
1920: Evil Returns Review: 1920 Evil return is a descent watch. With Good picturesque locations, good background score that keeps you glued on the screen. 1920 Evil return starts on a promising note and leaves the viewers thinking. Watching this movie is exploring “The Exorcist” of 70’s in various scenes when the lead actress gets possessed. Tia Bajpai manages to give a good performance, Aftab looks confused in the entire movie rest of the Actors are ordinary. OK, we come to the spook part, barring 1 or 2 scenes there is nothing that will give you a chill. If we compare 1920 with the sequel, 1920 returns is a huge let down during the climax which is the integral part of the movie.
All said and done still 1920 Evil return is good watch around Halloween and much better than bhatt’s previous venture Raaz 3. Though Vikram Bhatt is not the director of this movie still it has all the characteristics of the bhatt camp. Please try new things in horror rather just serving old wine (The Exorcist) in a new bottle (1920, 1920 returns) each time. ‘1920 Evil return’, a famous poet meets a woman who is in trouble. In order to treat her, he takes her to Shimla in a big hospital, but soon that woman gets possessed by devil and goes out of control.
‘1920 Evil return’ is as scary as ‘1920’ was. Vikram Bhatt and Amin Hajee’s Screenplay isn’t foolproof, but it offers some great thrills and engaging moments, especially in the second-hour. Cinematographer-Turned-Director Bhushan Patel knows his job. Cinematography and editing are crisp. Music by the under-rated Chirantan Bhatt is melodious. Aftab returns on the screen after a hiatus. He’s good, but looks well-fed throughout. Tia is haunting. Vidya Malvade is average. Sharad Kelkar is fair. On the whole, ‘1920 Evil return’ is a spooky watch.