Pizza Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film
Pizza has few scary moments, but not enough
Jul 18, 2014 By Noyon Jyoti Parasara

In a week filled with redundant stories, Pizza stands out. This horror film has a plot that is exciting to say the least. It's another matter that the execution was far from great and the result is further from scary!


The trailer of Pizza gives out much of the story. Kunal (Akshay Oberoi) is a pizza delivery boy. He and his wife together are trying to make a living. One night Kunal lands up at a woman's (Dipannita Sharma) bungalow to deliver a pizza. Things change when he gets trapped inside the bungalow, amidst dead bodies and ghosts.


Pizza is the remake of the 2012 Tamil film by the same name. People who have watched that film often swear by its scare-factor. The storyline blends traditional horror with some contemporary elements of the urban lifestyle. Gore is inescapable in presented situations. And it seems to work in some scenes! The 3D only amplifies the effects.


Though it has a decent start and an exciting interval freeze-point, Pizza loses steam in the second half. Quite a few things do not add up. The director however manages to make an impressive climax scene.


Production values play an extremely important role in horror films. Much is told through camera and lights. Son of renowned editor Sreekar Prasad, Akshay Akkineni has his training pretty correct in that respect. He uses light very well.


He is ably supported by his lead actor Akshay Oberoi. With a measured performance he shoulders much of the responsibility of the film. Parvathy Omanakuttan is just about ok as the wife who goes missing. Arunoday Singh is perfectly cast as the drunk husband and so is Dipannita Sharma.


As mentioned at the very start Pizza has a novel plot. However this Hindi remake loses grip in screenplay, probably when the director tries to bring some fresh elements that were not a part of the Tamil original. Pizza entertains with some subtle humour and has some genuinely scary moments. Unfortunately a few moments are less than enough.

Noyon Jyoti Parasara

   

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