Written and directed by Milind Gadagkar, who also wrote the first film. Unfortunately there's very little in terms of plot progression, and barely any novelty or imagination in the manner that characters get killed in this film. The body count piles up, but it's all done so predictably it deprives you of guilty pleasure even.
Predictable haunted house, predictable haunted jungle, predictable haunted people… we have seen it all before in some RGV film or the other. He has obviously imbibed his mentor and producer Ram Gopal Varma’s love for distorted camera angles, jerky camera movements, weird top shots, creepy false alarms and startling close-ups of unattractive faces and, of course, the grating background score — is impossible to ignore.
Too much raw-stock remains. Bouts of nothingness follow. Even visual jolts aren’t attempted. At one point, the filmmaker senses he’s had enough. Gadagkar wastes no time in slipping into blood-gore-violence mode.
Ram Gopal Varma can’t fool the audience anymore. What worked with Raat in the 90s and Bhoot some ten years later doesn’t send a chill down the audience’s spine anymore. Doors slam shut and the actors scream. A lizard crawls on the wall and the actors scream. Someone even screams on spying a bald man! The audience merely yawns. Also Gadagkar’s killings don’t show any flair or imagination. The horror is more Ramsay variety.
Phoonk 2 does offer a few laugh-out-loud moments. The thrills and scares are few and far between. Lagta hai neend mein poori film banayi hai!
1 / 5