Alone Movie Review
The horror flick ALONE, that marks the debut of television soap opera heartthrob, Karan Singh Grover (KSG), under the able guidance of director Bhushan Patel, famous for hit 1920-EVIL RETURNS and RAGINI MMS 2, does stir up expectations. The hit trio, Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari helm the music which is certainly expected to be a musical treat. So let's check out whether the trio continues their super hit work.
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Ankit Tiwari's sensual and seductive love song, 'Katra Katra', has been grabbing eyeballs for it's hot, steamy choreography, featuring Bips and KSG. The song on the whole is just about alright as the tune that Ankit chooses is slow drawl with just the arrangements being creditable as also the lyrics by Abhendra. Dictions of both the singers (Ankit and Prakriti Kakar) are bad at times ('Katra' instead of 'Qatra').
Mithoon's offering 'Awaara' boasts of a lively tune and good lyrics by the composer, with some nice arrangements. Altamash Faridi and Saim Bhatt (of MURDER 2 'Dil Samabhal Ja Zara' fame) render the song well.
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Jeet Ganguly comes up with a reasonably refreshing love song, 'Chand Aasmano Se Lapata', which has shades of Kishore Da's romantic ditties of the seventies in the 'antara'. The lyrics by Sandeep Nath are classy. Bhaven Dhanak's soft and fresh vocals sound good to the ears.
Talented and versatile musician Raghav Sachar recreates Dr. Zeus's super hit number 'Kangna Tera Ni' and the result is a sensuous, seductive dance track in the same corridor as 'Zara Zara Touch Me' (RACE), although it does not carry the oomph nor the class of the mentioned track. Aditi Singh Sharma renders the song and Kumaar provides the lyrics.
On the whole, one is a tad disappointed upon hearing the audio of ALONE, which is an offering from the director whose 1920-EVIL RETURNS and RAGINI MMS 2 were very good experience(s), musically! It could have easily been the case of quality over quantity (there are only three original songs), and so one expected more from the hit trio of Mithoon, Jeet and Ankit, who have an enviable track record. Only two songs catch our fancy, 'Awaara' and 'Chaand Aasmano Se Lapata'. However the album may attain popularity and help ALONE open to decent houses when it releases all over on January 16, 2015.
Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below
ALONE can be best described as torture in slow-motion. For a horror film to be effective, it cannot get repetitive. How long can creaking doors, dark nights, and eerie sounds scare you? To a point yes; after a point it becomes a cruel joke, not only on the audience but also on the characters on-screen who are trying their best to put up a decent act.
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For starters, I wonder if any man would fall in love with a conjoined twin. I mean it is cruel to love one while the other is joined to her sister. How does he plan to take a relationship like this forward?
This is the premise on which ALONE hangs. Sanjana and Anjana are two conjoined twins. As they grow up and Sanjana falls in love, she decides to go in for a 'separation operation'. She survives while Anajana dies.
By the way, both Sanjana and Anjana are Bipasha Basu. Kabir (Karan Singh Grover), who has been in love with Sanjana ever since they were in school, is now married to Sanjana. They have to return to Kerala after Sanjana's mother meets with an accident and this is where (at their ancestral home) things start taking an ugly turn.
Sanjana holds herself responsible for the death of Anjana as it was she who insisted upon the surgery. Anjana's troubled soul meanwhile is looking to avenge her death as Sanjana's stay at her home gets to be a nightmare. At first, Kabir feels that Sanjana's guilt is creating a problem, but when he takes her to a doctor friend, he realizes that the problem is much deeper. He decides to devote more time with Sanjana to help her get through this difficult phase.
The movie moves at a very slow pace and even the beginning makes no sense when the mother is attacked, six years after the botched up surgery.
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Bipasha Basu is getting to be the horror expert and she has perfected the art of looking helpless, walking in a daze with her eyes glazed. Karan Singh Grover tries to model more than act. And the much-publicized steamy scenes between the two come post intermission. That too lacks sizzle!
Lip-locking seems to be the current Bollywood craze. And if the two actors are willing, the director will go to any lengths to repeat the act, even if the script does not demand it.
If only he, director Bhushan Patel, had put in as much enthusiasm in the horror portion as he put in the lip-locks, maybe, this would have been a horror film.
But then again, someone falling in love with a conjoined twin just does not add up.
- Actor: Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover and Zakir Hussain
- Lyrics: Mithoon, Sandeep Nath, Kumaar and Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay
- Director: Bhushan Patel
- Music Director: Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gangualy, Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon
- Release Date : 16 Jan 2015