Horror dramas in Bollywood are little difficult to digest. While our industry does not really excel in the digital effects department, the recent development of the new genre of erotic thrillers seems to be working especially at the box office. With the success of Ragini MMS 2 and 1920 Evil Returns, director Bhushan Patel is back with Alone. Of course starring Bipasha Basu who seems to have sworn off any other genres of films, this film marks the debut of TV star Karan Singh Grover who is quite popular among the pink gender.
The trailer of Alone quite clearly lays down the story of the film, no suspense element present there. Bipasha plays a double role as Sanjana and Anjana who are conjoined twins and after the death of one, the surviving sister is haunted by the prior’s ghost. Plot wise there is nothing novel but I will have to accept that Bipasha comes out quite impressively in the ghostly garb.
There are scenes in the trailer which do send a chill down your spine such as the one with Bipasha peeping out of a blanket where nothing but her possessed eye can be seen. Also towards the end of the trailer, the creepy feet hanging over the bed are quite scary. As always, men in horror flicks have very little to do and so other than looking his handsome self and indulging in some intimate scenes with Bips, Karan Singh Grover is in fact passable in this trailer.
Inspiration is a good thing and Alone draws a good chunk of it from Hollywood’s The Conjuring. It certainly does not match Hollywood standards but nonetheless I have to say Patel has come a long way from his last films. Alone might just become Bipasha’s best horror film out of the dozen that she has starred in.