Pizza (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 19 Critic Reviews | Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan

cast:

Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma, Arunoday Singh, Rajesh Sharma, Hussain Dalal, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Sonali Sachdev

Pizza Posterdirection:

Akshay Akkineni

story:

Akshay Akkineni, Karthik Subbaraj

screenplay:

Akshay Akkineni

dialogue:

Abhijeet Deshpande, Bijoy Nambiar

cinematography:

Jayakrishna Gummadi

music:

Mikey McCleary, Saurabh Kalsi, Shamir Tandon

produced by:

Siddharth Roy Kapur, Bejoy Nambiar

weird aggregate rating 4.8/10language:

Hindi

genre:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

release date:

18-July-2014
run time:
107 Minutes


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
It's tricky experimenting with the horror genre. The intent -- besides narrating a captivating tale -- is to terrify, startle and provide those occasional jolts that one would expect from a film belonging to this variety. A taut screenplay that keeps you on tenterhooks coupled with a nail-biting finale,

  •  Rediff -Nishi Tiwari Rating-6
The horror genre in Hindi films has had quite the patchy past.So when I first heard that the rights of Pizza -- one of 2012's biggest surprise hits in Tamil cinema -- were sold for a whopping amount to make a Hindi remake, I wasn't exactly stoked.Strong word of mouth and generous

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-4
The film’s script is a solid one for a change. While I have not watched the original film on which this is based, at its core it is a great concept. A pizza delivery boy is married to a writer who writes horror stories. She keeps insisting that his moment of fear will come.

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-6
The film is a remake of a south Indian hit film by the same name. The storyline and concept is very strong and unique. The film starts on a slow note, but as it progresses, it starts to get gripping and has an interesting middle hour attached to it. The curiosity attached to the film

  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-6
While Hollywood is obsessed with the genre, it's been a while since Bollywood came up with a 'believable' horror/psychological thriller, which actually gives you the creeps. Barring a few classics like RGV's Bhoot, Kaun and the comparatively recent 13B, the genre stays untapped here.

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
We see a pizza delivery boy Kunal (Akshay Oberoi) and his writer wife Nikita (Parvati Omanakuttan) living a frugal life in Mumbai. The news that they are pregnant wakes them out of their slumber. Barely settled themselves, how will they pay their way through parenthood?

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4
A pizza delivery boy can be an unwitting witness to some truly bizarre happenings : you go to the doorstep to pick up your pie, he is ready with a hand outstretched for the money, and maybe a tip. You ask him to wait while you find the correct change, he steps in, and the door bangs shut.

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-4
Pizza 3D has a good premise for a horror film. Kunal (Akshay Oberoi) is a pizza delivery boy married to Nikita (Parvathy Omanakuttan), a struggling writer who revels in scripting horror stories. Her life revolves around watching spooky films which spooks her husband who has continuous nightmares.

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Suparna Sharma Rating-6
While I’m not able to say right now whether the Tamil film was better than the Bollywood remake, it needs to be noted My Lord that Bollywood has the unique skill of taking everything and anything that is rooted -- characters who have a context and fit naturally in a story -- and uprooting them.

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
No matter how cynical everyone is about horror films, the genre gloriously survives. It has its own niche fan base. And when it comes to Bollywood, horror films are a spicy platter of thrill, romance and comedy (which, in most cases, is unintentional).

  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
There are horror films that revolve around a one line synopsis or idea and then progress the plot as the characters develop. Pizza 3D has a similar narration where we meet Kunal (Akshay) who is a pizza delivery boy who happens to have disbelief in spirits and ghosts.

  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-2
Wait, I thought I’d walked into a horror film, having lowered my expectations anyway. Horror, like pure comedy, whether good or bad, has an uncomplicated relationship with its audience. You go in for the laughs in the latter, and to feel frightended at least for a few seconds,

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-5
The trailer of Pizza gives out much of the story. Kunal (Akshay Oberoi) is a pizza delivery boy. He and his wife together are trying to make a living. One night Kunal lands up at a woman's (Dipannita Sharma) bungalow to deliver a pizza. Things change when he gets trapped inside the bungalow,

  •  Time Out -Uday Bhatia Rating-4
The bread isn’t the only thing that’s flat in Akshay Akkineni’s debut film, a remake of Karthik Subbaraj’s Tamil hit from 2012. Like the films of its co-producer Bejoy Nambiar, Pizza is big on visual trickery and distressingly casual as far as things like plot and credulity are concerned.

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-2
Both thrills and logic are in short supply in 'Pizza', remake of the 2012 Tamil super-hit about a timid pizza delivery boy and the repercussions of his supposed brush with the supernatural. The fault lies not in the fact that director Akshay Akkineni employs all the usual horror movie

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
Kunal, a chocolate-boy-cum-pizza delivery man (Akshay Oberoi), lives with his horror storywriter and social recluse wife (Parvati Omanakuttan) and their relationship seems to lack in spirit till the spirits of a different kind enter their bodies.Kunal makes a pizza delivery to a “haunted” house

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
Pizza 3D-a namesake remake of Karthik Subbaraj's 2012 Tamil hit-is like a long ride through a quaint 'House of Horrors' cave in a funfair. It engages with a swift fascinating setup, even frightens for a bit, but the novelty wears off soon enough. You quickly find yourself more than a step

  •  Bollywood Life -Prateek Sur Rating-4
What comes to your mind when I say horror? An eerie background score, a girl reverse walking the spider steps (like in Exorcism), a few popping up on your face horror moments (like some of the pop up videos coming on your mobile phones) and some good horror make up for your cast.

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-6
Borrowing even scares from Kollywood, UTV Spot Boy and Getaway Films ‘Pizza’ - namesake remake of 2012-Tamil stunner directed by Karthik Subbaraj has nothing lying in beneath for any ‘sixth’ sense in this said ‘supernatural’ arrangement.Thanks to its ‘differently’ peppered ketchups

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating scale - Out of 10
weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 4.8 (19)
Male critics - 4.2 (11)
Female critics - 5.5 (8)
Highest Rating - 6.0 (9)
Least Rating - 2.0 (2)
Most Given Rating - 6.0 
(9)

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Pizza (2014)
4.8 out of 10
based on
19 reviews.