107 Min | Horror – Thriller | July 2014
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Director: Akshay Akkineni
Starring: Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma
Pizza Review: Interestingly, the movie is a decent one, despite lack of star faces and promotions. A well-executed plot and effortless performance by Akshay Oberoi make this horror flick worth a one-time watch. The film manages to scare audiences with 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. The horror bits are efficiently done. An entire portion in the second-half delivers a mild shiver a minute and there were some points where a laugh, those bits were unwittingly funny. ‘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. While we wait for the sequel, try catching the Tamil original (it’s out with subtitles), for a slice of pizza with extra cheese.
But the most striking feature of Pizza, or its star topping, if you will, is the thriller it shapes up as towards the end. It’s all the more exciting considering the fledgling pace at which the film initially kicks off, taking its own sweet time to arrive to the point. 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. In times when you are bombarded with hackneyed plots, Pizza is refreshingly real. While the build-up will leave you sweating and gasping for breath, the unfolding of events manages to sustain the tension created. By infusing multiple twists and turns in the story, the director keeps you guessing till the end and that’s the beauty of the film.
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. PIZZA, the remake of the Tamil supernatural thriller PIZZA , gets it right on some counts. If you haven’t watched the original or are clueless about the plot line, chances are you may be sucked in its world, but the loose ends despite an unforeseen twist towards the closing stages cannot be ignored.