Zombie apocalypse horror film Train to Busan opened in India on October 21 with rave reviews. Critics in India have termed the film as one of the best zombie films in recent times.
The South Korean film is directed by Yeon Sang-ho and features Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-seok. Train to Busan was released on July 20 in South Korea, on July 22 in the US and three months later in India.
Train to Busan, which received praises from critics across the world, became a hit at the box office. The film even created a record with over 10 million theatergoers watching the movie. However, it remains to be seen whether the film will attract moviegoers in India.
And before you decide to book the tickets, make sure you read the critics reviews below:
Hindustan Times reviewer Rohan Naahar said: "This is one of the surprise gems of the year; a redemption tale that reminds us how close we are to losing our humanity, but also the great compassion we are capable of."
Uday Bhatia of Live Mint highlighted: "Train to Busan doesn't make many emotional demands of the viewer, nor does it further the zombie genre in any significant way. But you don't really need to break new ground if you can tread familiar paths so confidently."
Aakash Karkare of Scroll.in noted: "Sang-Ho's zombie film doesn't have half the examination of class politics or subtext that Joon Ho's adaptation had, and rattles on long after you stop caring about what happens to the characters."
Firstpost reviewer Mihir Fadnavis said: "Train to Busan also makes you credit Danny Boyle for reigniting the zombie outbreak in the film industry. Boyle turned the concept of zombies from slow moving dumb creatures that could be outrun, into fiery raging monsters that you have absolutely no chance to escape from. If you have watched Train to Busan and have not seen Boyle's horror masterpiece, you could head home from the theatre and make this one a double bill.