Six years after he last tasted success with Awara Paagal Deewana, Vikram Bhatt finally has a reason to smile. His latest horror flick, 1920 , has taken a good opening at the box office and received good reviews.
No one expected this film starring newcomers (Ranjeesh Duggal, Adah Sharma) to record 100% collections at the box office. Confirms Vikram Bhatt, "Yes, the film has taken a good opening. In fact, at quite a few centers, even better than Phoonk."
First half of the film has been considered to be slow by quite a few filmgoers while the thrilling finale (lasting close to 30 minutes) has been hailed to be the best part of the film. "I know that's the general sentiment", agrees Vikram, "The first half of 1920 has gone in establishing the premise due to which it comes across as relatively slow paced. However, across the centers I am getting feedback that second half in the last 30 minutes has kept the audience on the edge of their seats. That's fair actually. What is most important is the culmination to the story. If that is done well, the battle is truly won. I am happy that 1920 is being appreciated by the audience."
In comparison, The Last Lear as well as Ru Ba Ru have met with a very poor opening all over, hence improving chances of 1920 even more.
Between Awara Paagal Deewana and 1920, Vikram Bhatt saw 10 films of his releasing and with an exception of Deewane Huye Paagal which did reasonably, the remaining bombed at the box office.
"Yes, it has been a long wait. For six years I have seen my films not performing well at the box office.Now with 1920, I am happy to have come out of the bad phase. Now, I finally have a success. It should only get better from here on", adds Vikram Bhatt.