1920 - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

It horrifies for sure. Both by its thrills and its insensitive take on religion. Decent special effects cannot help forgive extreme irresponsibility in this age of communal riots.



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19 reviewers have given 1920 an average rating of 1.8/5.0 (?)

3 yays
8 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Aditya Mehta, Buzz18 ...It traces back to how the ghost came about, and makes the plot thicker and more believable.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ... It may not be the most eerie experience, but it has its share of terrifying moments... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The screenplay by Vikram Bhatt and Dhiraj Ratan deserves distinction marks.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Despite this, the film works to an extent because Vikram Bhatt holds it tight until the very climax... full review

So-So by J K Yaduvanshi, Deccan Herald ...sometimes script seems to have been manipulated for the special effects that come at the cost of the story to give the audience a moment’s hair-raising experience.... full review

So-So by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...He shoots in London and tells you that that piece of irresistible architectural beauty, the castle he is shooting in, is somewhere in India. Very, very annoying.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...In fact, the climax is one of the best executed attempts in special effects in recent times.... full review

So-So by Renuka Vyavahare, indiatimes ... the film may be Bhatt’s most brilliant film till date in terms of its cinematography but lacks originality in terms of direction and story telling.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Cinematography (Pravin Bhatt) is quick to change from painting the frame with picturesque beauty to bringing out the horror through lighting and angles... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Watch the film for the chilling second half and for its aesthetics.... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Bhasin, Bolly Spice ...The setting, albeit a little cheesy (a huge castle in the middle of nowhere!), works well with the tone of the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...Rajnish Duggal has fixed expressions throughout the film. Raj Zutshi hams as usual... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's the endless back-story and the film's lethargic pace that do the most damage... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The backstory about why this haveli is inhabited by the ghost who stalks is laugh-out loud funny - unintentionally of course.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...So panoramic and National Geographic is the view that we often want the lead pair ... to just move out of camera range... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ... The post-interval portions suffer due to its slow pace and bad direction.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Unlike Ram Gopal Varma, his film relies on footsteps in silence, not sound-design boos.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...Technically too the film is woeful.... full review