BETAAL (2020)

Original Air Date: 24/05/2020 Cast: Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Manjiri Pupala, Jitendra Joshi Director: Patrick Graham and Nikhil Mahajan Unintentionally funny, stupid and soulless! Betaal is a huge disservice to the genre and viewers as a whole I was very excited about Betaal. The trailer looked exciting and even though the demons with…

BHOOT : PART ONE – THE HAUNTED SHIP (2020)

Release Date: 21/2/2020 Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Ashutosh Rana, Bhumi Pednekar Directed By: Bhanu Pratap Singh Horror has been a genre that has never reached its full potential in India. Apart from a few good efforts by the Bhatts and Ram Gopal Varma coining his trademark in some of his earlier films, horror has neither boasted…

TUMBBAD (2018)

Release Date: 12/10/2018 Cast: Sohum Shah, Mohammad Samad, Harish Khanna, Anita Date. Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi A mystical deity who is the creator and provider of the universe has a firstborn who is consumed by greed for riches and yields. He is Hastar. He robs his mother of all the riches but before…

STREE (2018)

Release Date: 31/8/2018 Director: Amar Kaushik Written by: Raj Nidimoru (story and screenplay), Krishna D.K. (story and screenplay) & Sumit Arora (dialogue) Cast: Rajkumar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, Abhishek Banerjee The sleepy town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh is home to one of the most bizarre legends of paranormal nature. Chanderi was…

BHAAGAMATHIE (2018)

Release Date : 26/1/2018 Cast : Anushka Shetty, Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath Director : G. Ashok Bhaagamathie chronicles the story of Chanchala IPS (Anushka Shetty), a confidante of Minister Eshwar Prasad (Jayaram). She is in jail on the suspicion of murdering her husband Shakthi (Unni Mukundan). When the system decides to bring down Eshwar…

PARI (2018)

It has been ages since we got to experience a subtle yet uncanny psychological thriller in Bollywood. My last recollection of a film with that level of affectivity was of Ram Gopal Varma’s Raat. There is a scene in that film where Revathi’s character confesses to having killed another character. The manner in which this…

1921 (2018)

No matter how dumb and over the top, I have always enjoyed the Bhatt brand of horror. Some of their previous films were actually quite good. What I have always liked about their horror films has been the presence of an almost thriller-ish story that is in most cases difficult to guess at least till…

TERA INTEZAAR (2017)

I never hate on films neither do I enjoy ridiculing bad films. I watch films to be enthralled by them and even in the bad ones I look for redeeming factors. Sadly, Tera Intezaar is one of those rare films that has not a single redeeming factor about it. It is a terribly written, horribly…

GOLMAAL AGAIN (2017)

I have been a Golmaal fanboy ever since the first film hit the blocks and redefined comedy in a certain way. The second installment, that wasn’t exactly a superhit, also worked for me. The third installment, however, is till date my favorite Golmaal film. Not only was the humor original, quirky and very situational, the…

RAAZ REBOOT (2016)

Raaz 4 or Raaz Reboot as it is horrendously called, is by far the weakest film of the franchise and it’s not difficult to imagine why. The name of a film is by which the audience connects with it, to start with. When you call a film Raaz Reboot, it just goes on to show…

RAAZ: THE MYSTERY CONTINUES (2009)

Raaz: The Mystery Continues is the follow up to Raaz and stars Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, and Adhyan Suman. It’s not a sequel or a prequel to the first film and the only common thread between the two is the fact that the story involves a secret buried deep in the past. The “Raaz” of…

RAAZ (2002)

Raaz released in 2002 and it was a sleeper hit. Horror films haven’t worked as well as some of their western counterparts and the reason for that is simple. The Indians have a cheesy way of making films which don’t actually work in terms of horror films. Raaz, however, was an exception. It was cheesy…