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Bhoot Returns  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Be Scared as 'Ramu' Returns….

    Bhoot Returns rating: 1 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 12 Oct 2012)

    Almost a decade ago, Ram Gopal Varma became a pioneer in changing the face of Indian Horror films with Ajay Devgan-Urmila starrer ‘Bhoot’. Though his first effort goes way back in the early 90’s with Revathi starrer ‘Raat’, it was ‘Bhoot’ that managed to hit the right chord and bring in a good amount of audience with its gala of stars, a first for a horror film. Before this, the genre was more or less relegated to the ‘B-grade’ type of films. The success of ‘Bhoot’ kicked off the trend of making Horror films with ‘A’ grade actors and/or production values, thereby raising the bar of this genre. Ram Gopal Varma himself went on to produce and direct lots of Horror flicks out of which few were superb, few average and then there were those outright turkeys like ‘Agyaat’ as well. But most importantly, from Bhoot to this date, the level of direction of Ram Gopal Varma also started to deteriorate resulting to some bad to worse to horrible films. With the rise of sequels, Ramu made sequels of his films like ‘Sarkaar’ and ‘Darna Mana Hai’ and now returns with sequel to one of his most successful film ‘Bhoot’. So will this film be Ramu’s comeback film or might end up among the list of his recent bad films? Let’s find out.

    ‘Bhoot Returns’ tells the story of a family – Tarun {J. D. Chakravarthy} his wife Namrata {Manisha Koirala}, Sister Pooja {Madhu Shalini} and Kids – Nimmi {Alayana Sharma} & Daman moving in a new house. Right from day 1, Nimmi shares them about her invisible friend Shabbo. Initially the family does not take her seriously, but later things make them believe that Shabbo exist and hell looses.

    So yes, as you guessed, the story is completely predictable and done-to-death, having been used in several films Including Ramu’s own ‘Vaastushastra’ and few others. ‘Bhoot’ was something different and innovating, but sadly that’s not the case here.
    The screenplay is simply conspicuous by its absence – as a result, all we have in the first half is the protagonist roam around the house (only in the midnight's, if you may) – it sort of seamed like a spoof on the MTV’s horror show ‘Girls Night Out’. Much to our irritation, this continues to happen well deep into the second half as well – that is before something even more stupid happens and the movie comes to an stupid end – just like that!

    There is a not a single sequence that stands out as a positive, since the movie is consistently a huge bore. It just has no thrills or chills to offer. The flaws are present there in abundance, right from the non-existent script, Terrible hamming done by the entire cast, some really bad usage of Props for 3D effects which only disturb your viewing experience.The worst scenes were the Police interrogation scenes and the climax part. To make it worse, the director for some unknown reason, decided to make this in 3D, which makes the film even more injurious to your senses. The props disturb you and sometimes makes difficult for you to view the film. What do I say about the editing as the editor did his best work to keep the film short despite of a missing screenplay.

    Background Music, as it has been the case with RGV in the last couple of years, is horribly loud & jarring to one’s ears, having no connect with the flow and the mood of the scenes. In some scenes there is no background music and others, its total loud and unwanted. Also, the voices of ghost sounded more like Burp than being a scary voice.

    Film after film, Ram Gopal Varma proves that he has completely lost his magic touch and is reaching a new level of mediocrity with each passing product. And like almost all of his recent works, he retains his penchant for using the weirdest of camera angles (hence heavily reminding you of Phoonk), and that too in 3D, hence making the experience all the more unbearable.‘Bhoot returns’ is not even 1% of ‘Bhoot’, and more importantly, has nothing new to offer what-so-ever. To be honest, its pretty shocking how this guy keeps getting producers even after hitting a new low with every film.

    J. D. Chakravarthy is horrible and has forgotten how to act, oscillating between hamming and over-acting throughout. Same goes for Manisha Koirala who perhaps thinks the only way to act is to scream like a maniac. Madhu Shalini is decent. Alayana Sharma delivers great laughs, but the unintentional sorts. Rests all were bad to worse.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum??? There is no Dum in this film what-so-ever, except for the sheer power of the torture this movie succeeds in giving you with its 90 minutes of mind-numbing boredom. Ramu has clearly lost all his skills and once again ends up delivering a film which looks like an amateur’s debut. The scenes are neither scary, nor succeeding in giving you any sense of thrill what-so-ever. After watching this film, whenever Ramu’s films will come people will say –Be Scared as Ramu Returns!!!

    Ratings : 0.5/5

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