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Movie Review: PHOONK 2

Ram Gopal Verma is back with his sequel to ‘Phoonk’. Of course, this one has not been directed by him, but by Milind Gadagkar. ‘Phoonk’ had the crow and now ‘Phoonk 2’ has a doll, which spooks you. The movie starts promisingly well, though it gets a little slow as it goes on but post interval, it shows some real fast movements. Phoonk 2 captures the fear of a family caught hostage to a murderous, animalistic spirit seeking revenge by brutally terrorizing them.

“Phoonk” ends with the killing of Madhu, the woman who casts a black magic spell on Rajiv’s daughter Raksha. Phoonk 2 begins with Madhu’s ghost returning from the grave to seek revenge on the family.
Rajiv moves with his family to a new place. Raksha and her brother Rohan begin exploring the new place and the surroundings — the lonely beach and then the woods behind the house. The action begins with Raksha and Rohan finding a doll in the woods which then progresses to a series of highly disturbing experiences for the whole family.

Manja, who is Rajiv’s best friend and the only person whom he could turn to, meets a horrifying and frightful death at the hands of the black magic woman Madhu’s ghost, in order to seek revenge on Rajiv, by torturing his loved ones.
Debutante director Milind Gadagkar uses every trick possible to make PHOONK 2 work and he was successful to a greater extent. The night shots, secluded bungalow, eerie silence, captivating sound design and crazy camera angles did make a wonderful end product.

Post interval, the real action began, though a number of questions remain unanswered. Questions like what do Amit Sadh and Neeru(Rajiv’s sister and brother-in-law) see in the jungles that they start running helter-skelter? Also, if the spirit could enter a body [in this case, the wife’s], where does it disappear when the wife falls off the terrace towards the end?

All these un answered questions, I’m sure will be covered in Phoonk 2’s sequel, as the movie is left open ended, for a sequel to continue.

The sound effects plays a major role in this flick which makes it a horrow film.According to me, the movie introduces the biggest fear that will follow you when you leave the theaters after having watched. It is a movie worth watching.

Phoonk 2 also introduces watch and win contests just like Phoonk movie. You can win Rs. 5 lacs by watching the film alone and with a cardiogram to monitor your heartbeat at the venue. If you are ready to face the fear, SMS “PHOONK2? to 57333.

My rating 3 on 5…

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