After her husband is possessed by an evil spirit, a woman turns to her former lover to perform an exorcism.After her husband is possessed by an evil spirit, a woman turns to her former lover to perform an exorcism.After her husband is possessed by an evil spirit, a woman turns to her former lover to perform an exorcism.
This is my honest opinion about the film and what I actually felt after watching it.
Plot: A Royal couple - Veer Singh ( Vishal Karwal) and his wife Shivangi ( Meera Chopra ) from Rajasthan are happily settled in London. One day they receive a locket as a gift from one of the Subhedars from their hometown. This is when things start to go wrong . The locket is cursed and Veer gets possessed by a "Daayan" released from it . The evil one seems to be slowly sucking the life from Veer and hence a distraught Shivangi rushes to Rajasthan to find a cure for her husband. She is asked to meet " Mewar wale Baba", Jai Singh Gujjar (Sharman Joshi) who is an expert in dealing with spirits and cases of demonic possession . There is a parallel track here. Jai (Sharman) is also the ex-lover of Shivangi who had been sent to prison by Shivangi's parents. His only crime being that of falling in love with a princess while he is a person from the lower caste (how very original ??). Initially reluctant , he agrees to come to London and help her deal with the Daayan who has possessed her beloved husband. Rest of the film is about how they get about it and finally accomplish their goal.
Wait there is also a twist in the film which signals the intermission. Wont reveal it as it will act as a spoiler to the pitiful few who might be actually contemplating watching it in the theaters , especially after reading the reviews written by our esteemed critics !! What a travesty of justice indeed !! This is perhaps ,the only wow moment in the film , something different attempted finally.
What I felt about the film: Hey not a bad film at all . Compared to the first two films i.e 1920 and 1920 – Evil Returns , this is far less scarier ( my wife will vouch for it . she actually sat through the whole movie without running away !!) .
The makers of the film time and again stop short of going all out , especially after building the base for really scary scenes .This makes the scenes look ordinary rather than coming out as really scary ones . This aspect could have been covered better. Intentional or not only they will be able to answer . This may be a let-down for the die-hard horror film buffs who had enjoyed the first two movies of the franchise.
Sharman Joshi has acted decently , so have the rest of the cast . The film comes out as an Horror / Adventure film ( like Shaapit – yoo hoo . Anyone seen the film ??) , not too scary yet having its moments. Special Effects are good but nothing new has been tried out. This is definitely not a funny film .. gives you the scares but not to a great degree.
Final Verdict : It is a good attempt but somewhat falls short of expectations. Watch the film in theaters or otherwise without paying much attention to reviews. " Dikhave Pe Na Jao , Apni Akal Lagao".
- May 10, 2016