Alone is the film that revolves around conjoined twins Anjana and Sanjana, who had promised to be together always and how the death of one sister leads to a series of chilling incidents that leads the surviving sister to believe that the ghost of her dead twin is haunting her.Wikipedia
Bipasha Basu, despite playing a double role here, offers fewer expressions than Neena Gupta who's paralyzed for most of the film. The perfunctory 'hot scenes' between Bipasha and her muscled co-star can't seriously be reason enough to invest in a ticket.. You'll wish you'd stayed home instead.
Bipasha Basu roams about in negligees and shorts, and tries very hard, but is altogether too manicured to pull off a scare. And the debutant Karan Singh Grover follows the script, but there’s not much anyone can do when the pace is so staid that you want to tell the spirit to hurry it up, willya.
Watch the movie, for it is rare to sit through a supernatural thriller laughing all the way! No, on a more serious note, just skip it. You can drool over Bipasha or Karan Singh in the comfort of your home later.
The film gives a few thrills and chills that a horror film does, with its eerie background score and more often the impression of an ambush lurking in the crannies. There are however slip-ups that defy logic and continuity of script. So if you’re one that doesn’t care too much for details and are happy teasing your senses with horror tricks and shocks, this leave-your-brains-at-home horror may appeal to you.
Alone is a story that is forced to come together by unknown forces, to which Bhushan Patel contributes very little. There seems to be very little logic or sense of direction behind the scenes, that go on for so long that you feel like you're watching an Ashutosh Gowariker film.
Alone is strictly for those that have an insatiable appetite for cinematic concoctions that serve up the dual dose of sex and horror. Stay away if you have had enough of Bips and her deadly on-screen dalliances with the nether world.
Inspired by a 2007 Thai film by the same name, this Bollywood adaptation depends too heavily on creaking doors and a shrieking Sanjana to send a chill down your spine.
Alone at the end is quite a typical Bollywood horror film which will scare you in bits and parts. Of course it’s an achievement it does not get funny since we have a habit of usually taking it lightly considering the primitive effects they used earlier. For its special effects, its not exceptional but does a decent job of giving you minor jerks in the seat.
A remake of the Thai film of the same name, Alone directed by Bhushan Patel stars Bipasha Basu in a double role as conjoined twins. Excruciatingly painful and frustrating this horror film scares you with boredom rather than fright. Pity you can’t even take a peaceful nap while watching it because someone or the other keeps screaming ever so often minutes.
To look for logic in a horror film is really a futile attempt. But when a story has umpteen dysfunctions it really becomes hard to invest any emotion into it. The only reason why Alone will work is for its erotic packaging. Those looking for a genuine scary movie will only get bad rehashes of scenes from The Conjuring and other popular Hollywood fare. But if you like Bipasha Basu, and you think Karan Singh Grover is hot, then this film will definitely not give you nightmares.
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.
Horror is a six-letter word beginning with a ‘h’ and ending with a ‘r’. Just like humour. 'Alone' is worth laughing with too.
Bipasha Basu tries hard to infuse life in the inert plot. She fails,though we can’t blame her.Even the stunning Kerala locales look listless when weighed against the cartoonish terror and lust of a pair which knows they are getting into the wrong train.Forget horror. This is a comedy.
It’s better to leave Bipasha Basu’s ‘Alone’ alone. It appears Bipasha Basu signed up for ‘Alone’ not under peer pressure (to do women-centric roles), but because she had way too many skimpy satin lingerie and lacy shorts to showcase. It’s almost like she’s desperate to slip back into her ‘Jism’ days, but unfortunately it worked years ago.
Alone is an entertaining fare and will do fair business at the box-office. If, in spite of this, it is unable to make profits, it will be due to its ‘for adults only’ certificate because of which recovery from sale of satellite rights will not be substantial.
To sum it up, with a successful story at hand, Alone could've been a real scare-fest had the makers invested in the script and screenplay writers. With the product that it is, the only draw for the audience is Bipasha-Karan's sizzling chemistry and the music which has already captivated the music lovers.
Audience Reviews for Alone
When a Bollywood horror movie releases, one keeps no expectations. Because it will either be a remake of a foreign film or some experimental claptrap. With Alone, Bhushan Patel tries to churn out a story told a million times (through its original Thai film, numerous South Indian remakes, Agatha Christie's original novel, etc.) using a terrible cast and poor production design.
Anjana & Sanjana (Bipasha Basu) are conjoined twins from Kerala (what?). When a boy (Karan Grover) enters their lives and gets attracted to one of them, all hell breaks loose. The story is unfathomably idiotic. While one allows a horror movie to go illogical at times so as to suit its rhythmic story, this one goes out of bounds and dances in its boundaries mocking its audience on an astronomic level. While the original novel and the film both were good enough for few thrills, its millionth iteration is nothing short of nonsense.
Bipasha Basu maybe getting more voluptuous year by year, but her acting skills have hardly had any improvement, if not deterioration. She is so bad at screaming, crying, being frightened, sleeping, emoting, terrorizing, and even kissing that it gets annoying just after 30 minutes. The débutante Karan Grover should be made to watch this nightmare in a theater in a loop until he gets flustered by his own awful acting. Grover can be best described as a piece of wood, which will not show any emotions even if burned.
The film has poor lighting, which may have been purposely done so as to make audience believe that it is a horror movie that they are watching and so they are not allowed to laugh. The climax tries to resurrect the whole shindig but ends up sabotaging it with gimmicky twists and flashbacks. There is not a single sequence that one can enjoy. And let me not talk about the screenplay.
The film would sweep the Razzie Awards 2015 if it were held in India, with accolades for Worst Acting, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Production Design, Worst Special Effects, Worst Score, Worst Editing and maybe Worst Picture, too. Such is its degree of dreadfulness that I am forced to rate Patel's third feature a perfect 1 out of 10. It has all the reasons for an average moviegoer to skip it.
BOTTOM LINE: Lets all welcome the first flop of 2015 with unfolded hands and slap it back to where it came from: an abyss of Bollywood rubbish.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO0April 08, 15