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Alone Movie Review: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's flick is torture in slow-motion

Director :  Bhushan Patel
Music :  Jeet Gangualy, Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon
Lyrics :  Mithoon, Sandeep Nath, Kumaar and Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay
Starring :  Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover and Zakir Hussain

January 16, 2015 4:07:48 PM IST
updated March 7, 2015 3:07:07 PM IST
Alone Review By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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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.


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.

 Alone Review Rating : 
1/ 5 stars
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