• 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.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    ‘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.

  • Sarit Ray
    Sarit Ray
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    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.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    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.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    DNA India


    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.

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    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!

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    The Tamil version relatively is more taut and gripping, this one is not junk food but it is just about edible.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    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.

  • Githa Vanan
    Githa Vanan


    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.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Pizza is a fear fest with a yummy twist at the tale’s end. Unlike other films of the horror genre this one doesn’t depend on excessive gore to send shivers up our spine. Director Akshay Akkineni creates an eerie aura in one specific house of horror and ramshackle havelis being passé, this one unfolds in a spanking upmarket bungalow.

    And then Akkineni turns around and mocks our response of horror and fear. The premise is interesting and intriguing.

    Yup, Pizza delivers.

  • I suggest this movie would be best watched at your own house curled up in your couches with lots of popcorn for distraction!

  • ‘Pizza’ manages to revive a genre that was long forgotten in Bollywood, and one that was unfairly reduced to soppy musical romances by the Bhatt brothers.

    Hopefully, Akkineni will manage to wipe away the damage.

  • You can’t take away the fact that the story is a novel spin on a familiar setting and you won’t see the end coming. It’s certainly better than the likes of Vikram Bhatt’s hilarious garbage, but it’s a lesser film than its original counterpart. Pop in the DVD of the 2012 movie before you head to see this version.

  • 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.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    There are many loopholes in Pizza 3D- poor editing, animation, unexplained scenes to mention a few. Still you will come out satisfied out of the cinema hall. Watch it! But keep you expectations in check. It’s an ordinary horror film with an extraordinary climax.

  • There is a twist at the end of this film that is way over-smart for its own good. By this point you already know Pizza (the movie) is frikin’ cold—not in a way that sends chills down your spine, which is what I had hoped for, since audiences down South, I’m told, have hugely appreciated this film’s original version in Tamil. This leaves you cold in a way that you casually stroll out of the theatre sighing, “Whatever boss.” What a waste.

  • The premise is interesting and intriguing.

    Yup, ‘Pizza’ delivers.

  • Tanaya Ramyani
    Tanaya Ramyani


    Pizza is an enjoyable movie. If you are tired of the same old Bollywood fare of dance and drama, Pizza will take you on a whirlwind tour of suspense and thrill. Pizza is presented to you with a generous topping of spooks and mystery. And yes, there is a dash of comedy too. Akshay Akkineni’s Pizza leaves you craving for another slice of this haunted treat.
    But it may disappoint those who, in their hearts, would still like to be genuinely scared.

  • A remake of Karthik Subbaraj’s Tamil hit film Pizza, this one seems pretty much frame-to-frame save a few changes. Debut director Akshay Akkineni gives us a film that’s more thrilling than frightening. Pure horror fans may be disappointed by the lack of genuine scares. But if you’re looking for a thriller with a supernatural element and a crackerkjack ending, this could be your pick.

  • Pizza is big on visual trickery and distressingly casual as far as things like plot and credulity are concerned…

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    Filmmakers that venture into this genre must note that it is about what one doesn’t see on screen the anticipation of fear rather than fear itself-that leads to effective results. For now, the fear of being too original is fast turning into an epidemic. And if I can go an entire Pizza review without using terms like “delicious”, “thin crust” or “menu”, maybe a day will come when writers stop using nurseryrhyme crooning zombie children and ringing phones as permanent items on the horror menu.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    Oven fresh, “Pizza” revitalises a genre losing its bite in Hindi cinema. Often horror stories end up becoming claustrophobic in the haunted house but here it keeps breathing as Akshay doesn’t give up on intrinsic logic and sense of humour.

  • If you are not squeamish about worm-infested pizzas or bloodied ghosts, you shouldn’t hesitate to take a bite into this one. It’s appropriately nauseating but doesn’t go overboard with gore and relies on tinkling with your head.