1921, is another sequel from the 1920 horror genre film hit the cinemas. 1920 film franchise appears to be quite successful on the box-office and even appreciated by the audience so far. The franchise is helmed by Vikram Bhatt who is well known for his horror genre films. The first film in the series was released in 2008 starring Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma and Indraneil Sengupta. It was appear to huge success. Second film 1920 : Evil Returns featuring Aftab Shivdasani, Vidya Malvade. Tia Bajpai and Sharad Kelkar which was commercial success with mixed reviews. The third film in the franchise 1920 London featured Sharman Joshi, Vishal Karwal and Meera Chopra. Well, the background check was to compare the fourth film of the franchise to last three. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to stand anywhere, forget any improvement.
About the plot and film
The third film in the franchise of 1920 movie after 1920,1920: Evil Returns and 1920 London titled as 1921. The film features Karan Kundra and Zareen Khan in the lead roles. The film has released along the movies like Saif Ali khan starrer Kaalakaandi and Anurag Kashyap’s film Mukkabaaz.
Why to watch vs Why not
As per critics, the film is highly disappointing. As matter of fact, being the fourth film of a horror genre successful franchise 1920, the film was expected to breaking records on the box-office as compared to their last films. The performance played by Karan Kundra is satisfactory as same as Zareen Khan. The story of the film could be more convincing but apparently as horror film, it doesn’t has any conviction. Koimoi gave the film 2 stars with review which says “If you plan to watch this movie keeping in mind 1920, a disclaimer for you this is nowhere near to Vikram Bhatt’s first and best film of this franchise.
You are in for a roller coaster ride with this film, 1921.Where on one end you might find yourself gasping for breath on the other end you might not stop yourself from giggling at times.” Whereas Times Now also gave the 2 stars to the so-called horror flick “To cure the ailment and solve the mystery, Rose and Ayush head out to Southampton. Here they discover the whereabouts of a dead seductress causing all the trouble. One is led to assume a Raaz-like linear plotting here, before the mystery doubles up front, back and sideways. More flashbacks and soul-swapping astral projections happen, and the whole thing gets too thick even for the characters (When Rose tries to explain the supernatural complications of the story to her best friend in the film, the lady replies, ‘Mein samajh toh rahi hoon, paar tu samjha kyun rahi hain?’ I am understanding, but why are you making me understand?). Only with such lavish infidelity to sense can one process all of 1921: the monstrous masterpiece of foggy lighting, cringy VFX and biblical references that it is.”