The film Junoon which is touted as a horror film is considered as one of the best horror movies of all time. And it is also interesting to see that the film neither used much special effects nor high voltage screaming melodrama to make the movie scary one. Still, the film Junoon is enough to give you spine chilling thrilling kind of stuff.
Junoon hit the theater in 1992 to mix and positive response from the critics but the film did something great at the box office in those times. So post the success of his debut film, “Aashiqui”, the budding actor Rahul Roy enjoyed massive stardom in this movie.
And indeed in the horror-drama Junoon, Rahul Roy got into the skin of character in the title role of Vikram, who was in the movie possessed by a deadly tiger and in every Puran Maashi Raat (Full Moon Night) the evil tiger comes out from his body only to seduced and kill his victim.
With his Casanova style, Vikram often chose girls to be his victim and the film Junoon received incredible love from the audiences which give us signed that perhaps Rahul Roy will emerge as Superstar of the nation.
Anyway, as an audience when we choose films to watch or book to read, we often choose horror as our favorite genre among the other genres like comedy, thriller, romantic or so so. In the 1990s era also horror was considered to be the favorite subject so no wonder why the Rahul Roy and Pooja Bhatt starrer received immense love from Indian audiences.
The movie Junoon has been ‘inspired’ by an English movie “An American Werewolf In London”, released in 1981. The only differences the film Junoon is having from “An American Werewolf In London” is that despite it was a horror film still it was directed as the way which actually completely suits taste of the Indian audiences.
Let’s find out 10 Reasons Why Junoon Will Be Consider As The Best Bollywood Horror Movies Of All Time!
10). “The captain of the ship”, Mahesh Bhatt delivered just unbelievable direction to the movie Junoon which is also considering to the realistic one. In fact, you will feel how wonderful Mahesh Bhatt is being a director when you will watch the movie alone in your room at midnight.
9). The underrated actor Rahul Roy, actually shows his skills and charisma being an artist that he was worth to riding high on the astonishing success. The Aashiqui actor actually got into the skin of character perfectly as the titular role of Vikram. The actor reprised the role of American movie-actor David Naughton but post the success of Junoon, Rahul failed to receive repeatedly and deserving success.
8). The film makes use of morphing, a special effect in motion pictures and animations that can changes (or morphs) one image into another with help of a flawless transition, to transform human face into tiger or tiger face in to normal human. And this special effect was used by Mahesh Bhatt in that era when it was very difficult to arrange special effect to make the film as spectacular as it can be.
7). Mass still love the movie Junoon to watch and in YouTube users also confess this on the You Tube channel.
6). Rahul Roy and Pooja Bhatt share steaming hot sizzling chemistry which was enough to make people hot in that time.
5). Afterward the horror film Junoon released actually, Bhatt display that he is expert to make mainstream movies to. Till now he was having only some art house movies on his kitty, including, “Daddy”, “Saaransh” and “Arth”.
Though Junoon was a supernatural stereotypes kind of films but still it was having all the masalas which are required by any commercial films, like, good song, romance, comedy, fight, emotion, drama and so on.
4). If you see Junoon you will appreciate how another budding actor Avinash Wadhavan was handsome who obviously got over shadowed in front of the “Aashiqui” boy still he managed to make his presences. But unfortunately, Avinash Wadhavan just lost in this star-studded Bollywood afterward.
3). The film Junoon come as a different kind of horror or scary genre movie which is the new concept, like, “Ghost Tiger”. It was the time when Ramsay Brothers and his creepy horror movies used to rule Bollywood but Mahesh Bhatt’s Junoon offered something new to us which was obviously frightening and entertaining.
2). Beautiful melodious music the film Junoon was enriched with. Despite it was a dreadfulness film still music of the movie was worked on fresh air to breath for the audiences.
1). In this horror film, which was loosely based on the English film “An American werewolf in London”, the leading lady Pooja Bhatt was “cherry on the cake”. Her glamour and style was just amused on the movie.
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