Okay folks… this movie is NOT scary. Ram Gopal Varma should probably apply for a course in Hollywood to learn how to experiment with his technique in handling horror films. He ends up making Phoonk similar to Vaastu Shastra, Bhoot and Raat.
Ram Gopal Varma has only few fear-inducing-tools in his kitty- a creepy background score, shocking sound effects and hovering camera movements and focusing on irrelevant things around the house to incite an anticipatory fear. Honestly, these are techniques which just shock you at instances as an involuntary response to the stimulus. I watched the entire movie just waiting to be scared and trust me, I wasnt scared one bit.
The story is cliched – child possessed, disbelieving so-called scientific and atheist father and their mind torn between belief and disbelief. And a very predictable ending towards the end. A little kid Ahsaas Channa acted well for her age and the only one you could appreciate after walking out of the theatre.
On the whole I would say – All hype no Show.