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Laxmii (2020) movie review
This movie was awaited for sometime because people wanted to see Akshay Kumar's daring transgender look in a saree. Laxmii released on OTT platform of Disney Hotstar on the 9th of November 2020. There were some fantastic promos, great posters, super trailers. All of which pointed to an entertaining masala horror movie with good dose of comedy put in to make it a universally watchable. There was also the controversy about its name which was then changed just before release from Laxxmi Bomb to Laxmii. All this was a sure shot formula for success at the hustings. No such luck though as the film Laxmii turned out to be a damp squib. A bomb that never went off. One sat through the whole movie for that moment to come, where the pent up expectation were answered but it never arrived. The start was punchy and it did give a scare down the spine. Then the scene with Akshay busting the myth o ....
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Ram Gopal Verma's RAAT (1992)
A good horror movie is a rarity in our country that churns out the largest number of films every year (you will see very few in our list too). Almost none of them measure upto the quality which come out of Hollywood, barring a few, specially those made before the turn of the century. Raat - revisited... In the previous century horror movies were a forte of the Ramsay brothers, but none of their movies except for maybe a Darwaza or a Hotel were somewhat out there but most of the films only evoked laughter rather than any sense of terror, specially in current times with an improvement in filmmaking, because of the superficial makeup and the movement of the so-called ghost or the beast or whatever you my call them. Better horror movies have been made by other directors right from the 1949 movie Mahal with Ashok Kumar and Madhubala to Raaz 3, Ragini MMS and Bhool Bhuliya as they differ ....
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Woh Kaun Thi 1964
Continuing the tradition for mystery thrillers and whodunit genre after ‘Bees Saal Baad’ there were a spate of such films; all quite well made and having some story and substance too like, ‘Gumnaam’, ‘Teesri Manzil’ etc. with a notable film Woh Kaun Thi? Woh Kaun Thi was one of them shot in black and white which added to the mystery, macabre and eerie settings specially the scenes shot in the rain. It turned out to be a timeless classic flaunting the haunting beauty of its leading lady Sadhana and suaveness of Manoj Kumar. It was part of the mystery trilogy directed by Raj Khosla namely, Who Kaun Thi, Mera Saaya and Anita all within a span of three years and starring Sadhana in the main lead. At the same time Bollywood was also having an affair with double role movies. Woh Kaun Thi was loosely adapted from the English novel by Wilkie Collins ‘The Woman in White’ on ....
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Ghost - movie review
Ghost, the bollywood movie stars Shiney Ahuja as a detective and Sayali Bhagat as a doctor in stellar roles. Debutante director Puja Jatinder Bedi has come up with this first-ever truly gory film produced in Bollywood and shot in Mumbai and the picturesque Lavasa in Maharashtra. Ghost - movie review... The film is an original love story that is brutal as hell, a gift for horror lovers. Another first will be that the film intelligently incorporates and adapts some chapters from the Bible. City Hospital witnesses a chain of blood curdling spine chilling murders. A beautiful young recruit Dr. Suhani (Sayali Bhagat) is faced with uncanny happenings at the hospital. She is stunned by the monstrous force that sweeps out of the night to cause a trail of gruesome killings. What or who is responsible for this strange murderous destruction? The murderer uses a unique methodology, leavi ....
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Haunted - movie review
Haunted 3D is stated to be India’s first stereoscopic 3D horror film directed and produced by Vikram Bhatt. Set in the misty mountains of Koti, Haunted 3D revolves around the sprawling Glen Manor, a mansion with a secret past and a haunted present. Haunted movie review... The protagonist, Rehan (Mahakshay Chakraborty) visits Glen Manor to complete its sale, which his father had initiated. The mansion is being sold within few days, and there has been the death of the caretaker a some days ago. Rehan's father suspects something wrong so he is sent to Koti to settle the issue. But he realizes that certain mysterious occurrences in the manor may jeopardize the sale. However when he investigates these inexplicable happenings he discovers a secret --- and falls in love with it! Some mystifying things occur on Rehan’s very first night inside the mansion. He is curious to know ....
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Phoonk 2, movie review
Fear is such a strong emotion that it defies all logic. Phoonk 2 justifies that. As small children we are scared of entering a dark room; somewhere further in life, we rather try and avoid isolated roads with no street lights. Whenever we shift into an apartment, the newness and emptiness of the place intrigues us in a strange manner. Infact we always fear the unknown. It is not just ghosts that we are scared of but there are times in our lives when a strange and inexplicable incident also scares the hell out of us. Phoonk 2 movie review... Phoonk the first part ended with the killing of Madhu, the woman who casts a black magic spell on Rajiv's daughter Raksha. Phoonk 2 begins with Madhu's (Ashwini Kaleskar) ghost returning from the grave to seek revenge on the family. On bagging a new construction project, Rajiv (Sudeep) moves with his family to a new place and the surroundings - ....
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Agyaat, movie review
The story of Agyaat is about a film unit that goes for a shoot deep into a forest. Agyaat movie review... They settle at a place with bare minimal facilities run by a strange and quirky man called Setu. The hero of the film Sharman (Gautam) is a completely self obsessed man with no other concern except for his muscles and the leading lady. The leading lady Aasha (Priyanka Kothari) bears with him because of his star status. Director JJ (Howard Rosemeyer) thinks of himself as India's answer to Steven Spielberg. While the Producer Moorty (Ishrat Ali) thinks the director is screwing up the film and stopping him from becoming the next Yash Chopra. Laxman (Ishteyak Khan) is a completely subservient spot boy but with a hidden monstrous ego. Cinematographer Shakky (Kali Prasad) is very philosophical in nature and Action Director Rakka (Ravi Kale) is a frustrated man who hates the leadi ....
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1920, movie review
1920 is a horror film written and directed by Vikram Bhatt. The story revolves around the events surrounding a married couple living in a haunted house during the British rule in India in the year 1920. An architect arrives at a large manor House known as Haveli in Palampur somewhere in Northern India. The manager MK tells him that the owner wishes to have it torn down and have a hotel constructed in its place. Later that night, the architect is killed by a mysterious force. It turns out the architect who was engaged before him too, was killed in a similar way some time ago. The devout Arjun Singh (Rajneesh Duggal) who begins every morning with Hanuman Chalisa is an architect, and devoted to his family. He is in love with Lisa who is of a mixed faith. She is born of a British father and an Indian mother and this is disapproved by Arjun’s family who even attempts to burn this girl ....
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Phoonk movie review

Every once in a while we either hear or experience things which cannot have a rational explanation. Phoonk the movie is about that.

The truth of the matter is that we have very little knowledge and understanding of life and its various mysteries. Phoonk movie review... The story of Phoonk demands an answer from you to the question that no matter how much of a non-believer you are, you can truly stand by your convictions especially when you or your loved ones are seemingly being threatened by demonic forces whose very existence your rational mind refuses to accept? Rajeev (Sudeep) is a successful Construction Engineer with a loving wife, and two children aged 10 and 8. He is an atheist to the core. He scoffs at God and even more at people who believe in the dark forces till one day when an evil was let loose in his happy home, threatening to destroy his family and shake up ....
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The House Next Door poster
Smart camera work coupled with impressive sound effects and deft editing makes this horror film a must watch for horror film lovers. Director Milind Rau who is also the co-writer of this quite engrossing daunting thriller made in Hindi, Tamil and Telgu has succeeded in giving pure frights to the viewer. Except for the stretched ending (it could have been made shorter) Milind has come up with a horror flick that is much above the Indian film industry standards. Giving a brief glimpse of the era prior to Indian independence the story revolves around a mansion somewhere in Himachal Pradesh that was occupied by a Chinese merchant dealing in silk imported from China. Immediately it is the current period shown in the adjacent house where a noted neuro surgeon Dr Krishnakanth (Siddharth) resides with his wife Lakshmi (Andrea Jeremiah) happy in their world. Just then they notice new neighbou ....
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