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1920 - Evil Returns  (2012 - Hindi)

1920 - Evil Returns cumulative rating: 2.7 out of 52.7/5 (131 users)

1920 - Evil Returns critics rating: 2.15 out of 5 2.15/5 (10 critics)

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Scares and shocks in bits and spurts

Vikram Bhatt has emerged the most successful brand in the horror genre. In fact, it won't be erroneous to state that what Karan Johar is to candy floss, Vikram Bhatt is to horror. If one looks at Vikram's body of work, the talented storyteller has taken upon himself to petrify and frighten the moviegoers over and over again. RAAZ, 1920, SHAAPIT, HAUNTED, DANGEROUS ISHHQ, RAAZ 3... now 1920 - EVIL RETURNS. This time, of course, Vikram hands over the directorial reinsmore

1920 gives you the creeps...watch it

Jaidev Varma (Aftab Shivdasani) is a poet who looks for a reason to live. He finds his inspiration in his fan Smriti ( Tia Bajpai). The two exchange letters and fall in love even without meeting each other. Destiny brings them together, but not the way they'd dreamt. Smriti is haunted by a demon. 1920: Evil Returns has enough and more in store to scare you. It's the perfect Halloween film you could watch if horror's your favourite genremore

1920: Evil Returns is not scary at all

There are some horror films that scare you and the others just bore you. Vikram Bhatt's 1920 - Evil Returns falls in the latter category. Even if you are a fan of horror movies, this one is not something that many of you will enjoy because the writing department does a bad job and that's where problem starts. The story moves at the speed of a snail and the horror scenes are so predictable. Jaidev (Aftab Shivdasani) a popular poet, who lives in huge hawelimore

Scares in bits & pieces

The lighting is dim with a slight bluish tinge; the houses are huge enough to be haunted. In one huge house there is just the protagonist and two servants. In another, four servants serve two. In between dialogues we understand that this film is in India because there is reference to a Chota Gaon. But the horses and the carriages you see along with the huge mansions with large manicured lawns tell you otherwise. This could be either Ireland or Englandmore

According to Vikram Bhatt, this is not meant to be a sequel of his '1920’ which came out in 2008. That film was set in 1920 and had a young couple that lived in a large Victorian haveli, and who dealt with an evil spirit. '1920-Evil Returns’ has a threesome in a house that looks similar, doing ditto. It may not be a sequel, but it uses the same old notes to scare us. Creaking doors. Moaning voices. Dark woods. Carriages drawn by horses. Girls in frilly frocksmore

The evil should have stayed back in 1920

Director Vikram Bhatt made an okay-ish horror film called 1920 in 2008. It managed to earn decent money at the box-office. Maybe someone gave him the bright idea that he should bank on the name and make a franchise. The result is a laugh-a-riot called 1920: Evil Returns. Yes, you are reading it right. The film is so unintentionally funny that we suspect that the producer actually wanted to make a comedymore

According to Vikram Bhatt, this is not meant to be a sequel of his '1920’ which came out in 2008. That film was set in 1920 and had a young couple that lived in a large Victorian haveli, and who dealt with an evil spirit. '1920-Evil Returns’ has a threesome in a house that looks similar, doing ditto. It may not be a sequel, but it uses the same old notes to scare us. Creaking doors. Moaning voices. Dark woods. Carriages drawn by horses. Girls in frilly frocksmore

If you do want to watch a scary movie for the heck of it, then go ahead

It’s surprising that almost four decades after it was made, The Exorcist continues not only “inspires” horror filmmakers, but has scenes lifted exactly from it. The very poster of 1920 – Evil Returns reminds you of the classic, and the scenes in the movie attest it further. The movie begins with Smruti (Tia Bajpai) trapped in her house because of an evil spirit. A servant brings her a blessed mirror that will help her escape the house and reach her lover Jaidevmore

1920: EVIL RETURNS IS WATCHABLE

In a week, where films like 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' and 'Skyfall' hit the silver screen, it'll be a wonder if folks head to the theatres to watch '1920: Evil Returns'. However if you are cajoled/dragged into watching this one, you will be entertained for the next two hours. Vikram Bhatt's obsession with evil spirits and outdated horror stories continues with '1920: Evil Returns'. Jaydev Verma (Aftab Shivdasani) is a poet in love with Smriti (Tia Bajpai)more

An entertaining suspense tale

With '1920 - Evil Returns', first time director Bhushan Patel gives a good account of himself and shows that other than being a good technician, he is also an able story-teller who wanted to start his journey with something that was indeed different. In this regard he gets good support from Vikram Bhatt who proves once again that when it comes to the horror-thriller genre, he is not just comfortably leading the race but practically running alonemore