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Old May 28th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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404

Spoiler alert

Its raining horror movies galore in bollywood--and here's one more......

Room number 404 is a room in the hostel of a medical college where a student has committed suicide previously . No one dares to stay in that room for 3 years until a brave young junior decides to take that room as his room during his stay at the hostel .

Senior students decide to rag him , and during the ragging , convince him that the ghost of the dead student resides in the room.

But does it really exist ??

This is a horror movie with a difference-- in the sense that unlike other horror movies which are clear-cut about the certainty of the spirits' existence , in this movie the audience itself is left wondering whether the ghosts being shown are for real , or they are just a hallucination in the mind of the junior.

And the movie does try to explore the psychology behind people's belief in ghosts.

So are ghosts for real ?

The movie gives no clear-cut answers for that--but who cares......thanks for the entertainment anyway

Verdict--not bad.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Re: 404

This movie is a rip off of a recent Hollywood horror movie called 'Room 1408'.

John Cusack plays the brave hero who decides to live in the room 1408 in a hotel. That room is supposedly haunted by ghosts.

I had read reviews of 404. They were all praise for the movie. Fine, so a desi director did a very very good job of copying and lifting and adding desi masala to an original Hollywood flick.

I am all for having different interpretations of a theme, but it just shows that our script writers and film makers are bankrupt creatively. No original ideas. And thats okay too but dont then lament and berate the usual romance love song and dance kind of movies which are an Indian original

When assholes like Mahesh Bhatt mouth platitudes and talk as if they understand cinema, they should shove a bamboo up their own ass and shut up. Mahesh Bhatt has been the worse rip off artist of all time in Bollywood.

Another rip off movie has been made into 'Shagird' starring Nana Patekar. This was ripped off from Denzel Washington's 'Training Day'. Shame on our film makers who have no ideas left. They should look at some Asian cinema which is quite orginal and Hollywood officially buys the rights to remake them. One example is the movie Old Boy which was ripped off as 'Jinda' starring Sanjay Dutt.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:03 PM
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This movie is a rip off of a recent Hollywood horror movie called 'Room 1408'.

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One example is the movie Old Boy which was ripped off as 'Jinda' starring Sanjay Dutt.
zinda...jinda is more like the name of some jatt from villages around patiala...
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