1920 London, the third installment of the 1920 series has hit the theaters today. As it predecessors, this one is also a horror story that revolves around possession and exorcism. Starring Sharman Joshi in pivotal role with south beauty Meera Chopra and Vishal Karwal, the movie is full of unexpected twists and turns. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the film is written by Vikram Bhatt. Unfortunately, 1920 London is a bit disappointing as compared to 1920 & 1920: The Evil Returns. (ALSO READ: 1920 London Trailer: Have you watched the spine chilling trailer of Vikram Bhatt’s next?) Also Read - Priyanka Chopra’s Cousin Meera Chopra Files FIR Against Jr. NTR Fans, Who Are Sending Acid Attack, Rape, Death Threats
The movie is about an evil witch who is after a soul and will not budge until she gets one. She would go to any extent to get the soul, even if that means killing someone. However, she is not so evil enough and only takes youth from Veer Singh (Vishal Karwal’s) body, ultimately trying to weaken the body to death. She is calm and only occasionally tortures him, yes only occasionally or say in the first part of the film. For the rest of the film, she keeps her calm and allows Jay (Sharman) & Shivangi (Meera) do all they want to save Veer. Also Read - Meera Chopra on Being Slut Shamed by Jr NTR Fans: They Wish my Parents Die of COVID-19; How Can a Woman Feel Safe?
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The only good thing about the film is that it has a run time of 2 hours. Besides, some eye catching locales and the beautiful Meera Chopra will help you endure all the torture till the climax. (ALSO READ: Friday movie releases: 24, Captain America Civil War, 1920 London, One Night Stand, Traffic, Zorawar – what will you watch?)
Throughout the film, you would wonder when you would experience at least one spooking spine-chilling scene. Surprisingly, you will be left longing for this feeling until the movie ends. Simply put, 1920 London is heavily exhausting and you would want to walk out of theatre in the middle of film. It is a mixture of horror, unrequited love story and whole lot of drama. The clichéd dialogues and the primitive-story line of 1920 London will torture you to the core. Further to it, the silly songs that have been forcefully added will kill the residual curiosity in the film. (ALSO READ: Sharman Joshi tries his hand in horror genre with “1920 London”)
Though the makers have tried to add a vintage look to the film, by using props, cars, attires of that era, they somehow fail to convince the same. The movie beings with Shivangi’s quest to find help for her ailing husband in her hometown. She believes that Veer is possessed by a demon and wants to get rid of the same. However, she is left with the only option to approach her former lover Jai, who is a known exorcist in the country. Their sour past hinders Jay from helping her and after a lot of persuasion he finally agrees to assist.
Sharman Joshi was the only saver in the film, but his performance was no less than a disaster too. We understand, he is not getting good offers but doing films like this will do no good to his career. Meera Chopra, a cousin of Priyanka & Parineeti, looks lovely in the film. But she has miserably failed in her Bollywood debut. Not that she is new to acting; Meera has done quite a few films in the south till now. The Splitsvilla famed Vikram Karwal has barely any role in his debut film. He is seen lying on the bed as a possessed body, throughout the film. (ALSO READ: After erotic Hate Story 3, Sharman Joshi set to do spooky ’1920 London’)
1920 London is a total disaster in the name of supernatural horror. If you loved 1920 & 1920: The Evil Returns and are keenly looking for its latest franchise, then think AGAIN! You would definately not want to waste your weekend watching this cringeworthy horror film.
Rating: 1 star (*)