Ram Gopal Varma is back with “Bhoot 2”, a film that belongs to a genre that is his forte – Horror! The first instalment of the Bhoot series did a good job of giving its viewers an intermittent jhatka, and making shivers run down their spine. Will the latest in the series be equally good if not better, here's our evaluation - a pre-release Bhoot 2 review that highlights the pluses and minuses!
STORY: “Bhoot 2” is the story of a family who gets trapped in a supernatural situation. The young girl in the family can see someone whom the others cannot. Despite several intimations from her, her family chooses to dismiss them as nothing but a fragment of her imagination. Before long, the family witnesses a series of events that convince them of their daughter's vision of the paranormal.
The trailer begins with an unclear CCTV footage of a young girl prancing around, quite reminiscent of Paranormal Activities. The trailer doesn't clearly describe the story as it should have, thus failing to arouse the interest of the viewers. Moreover, like a typical RGV horror flick, the trailer is replete with pale looking characters, creaky doors, playful child/children, and harrowed family members at their wit's end trying to figure out how they could possibly escape the situation.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTION: Considering the fact that RGV's “Bhoot 2” is the second part of the successful flick “Bhoot”, expectations are obviously higher. But unfortunately, films like Vaastu Shastra, Phoonk and Phoonk 2, Darna Mana Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai and Agyaat which have come from the same man's stable, had failed to impress the audience one bit. So, whether RGV will maintain his strike rate of flop horror flicks with this one, or will he score on the reputation of “Bhoot”, we need to wait and watch. (See: Ramgopal Varma movies)
BOTTOMLINE: In case the movie is good, you may end up chewing off all your nails; else, you may get several reasons to mock at RGV's formulaic ideas of frightening his viewers.
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