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Phoonk 2  (2010 - Hindi)

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Phoonk 2 cumulative rating: 1.95 out of 51.95/5 (67 users)

Phoonk 2 critics rating: 1.6 out of 5 1.6/5 (9 critics)

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  • Ek se Do Bhale…but….

    Phoonk 2 rating: 4 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 16 Apr 2010)

    Before watching this movie, I revisited my review about Phoonk which was released around 2 years back. Despite the hype and good run of the first part at box office, I had rated it around 1.5 stars thanks to RGV’s bad camera work, Close up shots of Artifacts, Irritating Grandma and hardly any chill or thrill in it. The first part was highly inspired by GEHRAYEE and HO SAKTA HAI, now that the black magic stuff is gone, I was curious to see the spooky effect in this sequel. But was scared of RGV’s Direction and bad camera works, thankfully this part is not directed by RGV and is directed by Milind Gadagkar. So let’s find out how much better is this part than its earlier part.


    “Phoonk 2” is starts with the family of Rajiv {Sudeep} and Aarti {Amruta Khanvilkar} along with their kids Rohan {Rishabh Jain}, Raksha {Ahsaas Channa} and their care taker goes out for a vacation in country side. The new place seems to cheer up everyone after the experience of Raksha being possessed by Madhu’s {Ashwini Kalsekar} black magic which eventually killed Madhu with help of Manjha {Zakir Hussain}. But Madhu returns back in the form of a Doll which is found by Raksha in the woods behind their new house. Rohan finds something fishy in the doll and thus Rajiv gets rid of the doll. They are joined by Rajiv’s Sister Aarushi {Neeru} and her husband Ronny {Amit}, they too experience something spooky in the woods. Before Rajiv could understand what’s going wrong, he comes to know that his wife is possed by Madhu’s spirit who promises to kill everyone in the house. What does Rajiv do ? is the entire movie about.

    Story has some shades of Hollywood film “Childs Play” and our own Feroz Khan starrer “Jadu Tona”. But besides that it does justice to the earlier story and makes it perfect in terms of continuation. Screenplay is bit slow and takes it own time in each and every scene. There is loads of error in terms of writing and viewers are left without many unanswered questions like how does Madhu posses Aarti ?, What do Aaarusi and Ronny sees in the woods? How does Madhu leave Aarti and many more. But on the positive side there are some good chills and thrills towards the middle of the film like Raksha and Doll scenes in her dream, Aarti as Madhu, Vinay in Car, Aarushi’s Nightmare scene and few more. Camera work is perfect and thank god the RGV hangover is missing. It’s been used in a perfectly way, which helps the movie in positive manner. Editing needed to be bit more tight and especially in the weak climax. Background music again is better in terms of the earlier part.

    Milind Gadagkar tries not to repeat the mistakes RGV did in the first part and thus somewhere succeeds in making the film bit interesting. But his way of storytelling is quite slow, which might not work for many people trying to seek some thrills and chills. He also succeeds in getting some good thrills and chills, though they are few in numbers but good ones. Sadly he messes it up in the last 15-20 minutes with a bad Hide and Seek between the lead actors in the pre climax and then sudden halting of the error without any justification, which looked total illogical and stupid. Milind had a good opportunity and had started off well but went far below the standards of a good horror film.

    Sudeep was much better than the first part and the hangover of Javed Jaffery was missing in this part. Amruta Khanvilkar did her part perfectly but looked bit funny in the climax shot with all those false white eyeballs. Ahsaas Channa, Rishabh Jain, Neeru, Amit and all other were quite ok. Ashwini Kalsekar had a small role, but looked bit scary in few scenes still the magic of her performance in part one was missed a lot.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Dum hain, pehle part se to kaafi acha dum hai, kutch scenes mein acha khaasa thrills hain. But thanks to its slow pace, weak writing, lack of Ashwini Kalsekar performance and horrible climax the film manages to settle down for a below average type of rating. As they say Ek se Bhale Do, yes the part 2 is better than the first part, but don’t forget the first part itself was bad. So above bad we have is below average to average ratings and that’s where this part belong to.

    Ratings : 2/5

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