1920 - Evil Returns Music Review

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S Abid By S Abid | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:47.6700000 IST

Very much like the Bhatts, filmmaker Vikram Bhatt too is a name unto himself, and his brand of horror flicks have a huge fan following, and quite like them the music too does very well and enjoys great patronag e from music buffs.

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Very much like the Bhatts, filmmaker Vikram Bhatt too is a name unto himself, and his brand of horror flicks have a huge fan following, and quite like them the music too does very well and enjoys great patronage from music buffs.

Coming to the film at hand, 1920 - EVIL RETURNS, it is a quasi sequel to the classy horror flick 1920, which was directed by Vikram and was appreciated for its special effects, story and music. Though this time the director at the helm of affairs, Bhushan Patel, is a debutant and Vikram has not only produced the film but he has also written the story. The music department is in the deft handling of Chirantan Bhatt, who is now one of Vikram's favourite after the super hit HAUNTED 3D. The songs of the film are still popular and we do expect another great album from him.

Lead actress Tia Bajpai too confirms the above saying, "The music of 1920 EVIL RETURNS is really good, and I like the whole album." So let us check out the audio!

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The very first song, 'Apna Mujhe Tu Laga', proves beyond doubt that our expectations were not unfounded and that Tia too was right on dot when she had said that this was one of her favourite numbers. Sung by the king of romantic numbers, Sonu Nigam (who also features in the promotional music video of the song), the track has all it takes to be a chart topper and a valentine day special number which would indeed be loved by those who savour hard core romantic tracks . The commencement with a mix of eclectic piano drills and guitar strums and just Sonu's full on emotions rendition point towards a brilliant composition. Superb melody that is so very rich and striking, excellent singing by Sonu, his best for quite a while, since his return, one must add, and some lovely musical arrangements that are top class. To top it all, lyrics by Shakeel Azmi too are good, they may appear to be routine but they gel well with the situation in the film as even though the lead actors are strangers but they have a strange bond connecting them.

The Valentine day special mood continues with 'Hi Banana', another outstanding track rendered to perfection by Arijit Singh, the new musical sensation to hit Bollywood music scenario with songs from BARFI! An intense, emotional and passionate love ballad sung throughout at such a high pitch that even KK would have been proud.

Two years later, Smriti again sets out to meet Jaidev. Alas! a spirit has kept her captive in the mansion and will not allow her to leave. But her man Friday has got her a taveez or something of the sort to help her reach her destination. As fate and script would have it, she does not reach there in one piece, but Jaidev does find an unconscious girl washed ashore. He takes her home to care for her not knowing who she is. On her part, and for the convenience of the script, Smriti has lost her memory.

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From here the story unfolds; why she did not meet him two years ago, whose spirit is holding her captive and why Jaidev is going through this torment. Obviously there has to be a back story. But I won't spoil it for you in case you are planning to view it.

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My only suggestion to Vikram Bhatt is that if he is spending so much money on the production of a film, he should also consider getting a damn good scary story. There is no dearth of writers in India. I'm sure if he looks sincerely beyond what is available to him, he will find one that will scare the wits out of the audience.

Come on, Vikram, you can do it. I'm not asking for an ENTITY, but Indian cinema has evolved to at least give us a fright somewhere close to it.

Rating 3.5/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpayi, Sagar Saikia and Vidya Malvade, Tia Bajpai
  • Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Junaid Warsi and Manoj Yadav
  • Director: Bhushan Patel
  • Music Director: Chirantan Bhatt