Claps: A scene or two that manages to spook you in the entire film
Slaps: Meera Chopra, Done-to-death like nth time story, Dialogues
What's New: Please do enlighten us too if you find if! Oh wait, we found one. The evil spirit in this film has no dialogues!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Shivangi ( Meera Chopra) and Veer (Vishal Karwal) are a happily married royal couple in London. (Mind you, Veer even acquires a barrister degree in a jiff while the duo are singing a song!)
Things are a hunky-dory for this 'rajwada' couple until they receive a necklace as a gift from their hometown Rajasthan. The next morning Shivangi realizes that her Veer-sa is possessed by a 'daayan' but the English doctors label it a case of 'tetanus'.
To cure her husband she returns to India to seek help but fate has other plans in store for her. Her solution to the problem turns out to be none other than her former flame Jai Singh Gujjar (Sharman Joshi) who happens to be a renowned exorcist. Inspite of being betrayed in love by Shivangi in their past, Jai travels to London to save her beloved 'pati'.
Will goodness triumph over evil?
Performances: '1920 London' is Sharman's first attempt in the horror genre. The actor tries his level best to lift up this salvaging piece of stale story. It works but only in parts and pieces.
Meera Chopra. The less said about her the better. She has this 'sing a song' way of delivering dialogues that add further to your woes.
Coming to Vishal Karwal. In most of his screen time the poor soul is only seen lying on the bed, deteriorating under the influence of the evil spirit.
Direction: Tinu Suresh Desai tries every trick from the staple Bollywood horror flicks to spook the audience but falters miserably! What was supposed to leave you with a chilling feeling makes you chuckle every now and then in your seats. Black magic, ridiculously animated ravens, a black cat crossing the path and many such things..you witness them all but none of them gives you a scare.
The lazy writing and clichéd dialogues make the film a bore-fest. The writer induces a interesting twist just before the interval. But alas! that spark doesn't last long and it's back to the same old story.
Except for 'Gumnaam Hai Koi' which appears in the end credits, none of the song leave a lasting impact.
Combo-on-offer: Less scares+ Unintentional humour
Verdict: We give '1920 London' SLAPS for being a drab and no-spook fest!