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…

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…

PHOBIA (2016)

Phobia is a minimalistic and yet fresh attempt at mixing two genres together. While it starts off as a psychological thriller, it soon moves into the horror genre with scenes and moments that sent shivers down my spine. I was absolutely petrified at atleast three junctures. The film is extremely investing thanks to the great…

1920 LONDON (2016)

1920 London is plagued by the same problem and has the same things going in its favor as every other horror film from the Vikram Bhatt stable. The list is rather long. 1920 (2008) Shaapit (2009) Haunted – 3D (2011) Dangerous Ishq (2012) Raaz 3D (2012) Creature 3D (2014). If you look at all these…