'Pizza' is a supernatural thriller - it is the story of Kunal, a pizza delivery boy who works at a small pizza joint in Mumbai. The staff working at the Pizza joint are his only friends and his wife Nikita, is someone whom he trusts and enjoys spending time with.
His life is limited to delivering pizzas across the city .Kunal is a non believer in the occult - whether ghosts or the afterlife. Life is a series of regular uneventful days, until one day a pizza delivery goes wrong. Kunal delivers to a couple at a House and this encounter changes his life around for the worse. The experiences in the haunted house makes Kunal realize there are supernatural powers in existence... and to make matters worse, when he finally escapes from the house, his wife Nikita goes missing. 'Pizza' is a horror film, with a twist. Wikipedia
Despite the 3D, none of this is particularly eerie; the film fails to deliver even a few good ol' fashioned cheap thrills. And the acting by everyone involved is so abysmal it's hard to muster up much sympathy. A twist in the end never feels well-earned, raising even more questions about plausibility. This 'Pizza' is stale.
‘Pizza’ will give you some nice chills, and a little twist in the end, which is not as a surprise as it should have been. A remake of the surprise Tamil hit of the same name, the film proves a point. That successful horror doesn't need stars, it needs a solid script, and atmospherics.
If you're the sort of horror junkie who feeds on Hollywood and Japanese versions (Japan is to horror what Italy is to pizza), don't expect to see something you haven't seen before. But by Bollywood standards, this film easily outdoes most of what passes for horror. As pizzas go, this is Peppy Paneer. Far from authentic, but still enjoyable, as long as it's well made.
The film manages to scare audiences with its 3D technique and its surprise element. However, other than those few moments, the story is predictable. Watch it if you love scary movies that come with a few laughs.
Pizza has all the horror paraphernalia -- dead bodies with axe embedded in their heads, little girls with dark circles calling out papa, chaabi-waale eerie toys, doors that slam shut, phones that are dead. Even a red doll. But it’s all restrained, controlled and not hysterical.All of Pizza’s scary stuff is spiked with humour, and it's easy on special effects.
If you're a fan of the genre and have lamented the sorry state Hindi horror films have been in, give this one a chance.It's a spook-fest that might just instill hope for better things to come.
The faint-hearted can stay away for the film does get immensely eerie. The rest should watch it for it's one of the most unpredictable thrillers you will see in a long time.
After watching Akshay Akkineni’s “Pizza”, I took a look at the Wikipedia entry for the movie’s Tamil version. The minor deviations from the original plot seem to have veered Akkineni’s directorial debut badly off track. This “Pizza” may have the right ingredients but it’s sadly served half-baked.
With very limited scary moments, this Pizza tastes a bit bland, we wish there was more topping to give it a flavor.
Pizza 3D is not even close to being a spooky affair. For horror fanatics or time pass audience, the film doesn’t offer anything new despite the hope of it. With too many visible loopholes, the film was a good idea which could not translate itself into a good film. I am going with a 2/5 and hoping that someday a film will come that will use paranormal to create an unseen story.
PIZZA scares and startles in parts. A condensed, watertight screenplay in the latter half was much desired to create a hammer-strong impact. Yet, the film has its moments!
The Tamil version relatively is more taut and gripping, this one is not junk food but it is just about edible.
If you think Pizza 3D is a run-of-the-mill horror flick, think again. The horror is just the tip of a chilly but surprising ice berg. It’s more intelligent than your average Hindi film. The way it pans out and the artful way in which it is presented deserve a standing applause. Finally, the young brigade catch up to Hollywood. James Wan beware. Writer/director Karthik Subbaraj (writer of this film and director of the Tamil original) and director Akshay Akkineni know their horror.
At the start of the film you are assured the ingredients are just right, but as the movie progresses, you realize that Akshay Akkineni has crossed the line when it comes to stretching a horror sequence - it goes from being spooky to horrific to a joke. There's too much of mixed toppings of pepperoni, mushrooms and onions. In the end, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Akshay Akkineni has reopened the door to a genre that urgently needs some fresh talent to invigorate it. Hopefully, just maybe, someone that will deliver. For now, Pizza is a decayed affair with some fresh toppings.
Watch this one. This might not be on par with RGV’s good ol’ spooky films like Raat and Bhoot, but this young director has made a good enough attempt to give you a good scare. Given the choices that we have these days in this genre, this film definitely stands out.