Movie Review: Phoonk 2

Film: Phoonk 2

Writer/Director: Milind Gadagkar

Producer: Ram Gopal Varma

Actors: Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Jeeva, Ahsaas Channa, Neeru Bajwa

Guess what, losers? This might be the only positive review of Phoonk 2 you read but I’m going right ahead with it. Brothers and their sisters, please welcome Milind Gadagkar, debuting as director with Ram Gopal Varma’s Phoonk 2. Unlike Phoonk, the sequel will not be called a ‘sleeper hit’ because it will wake the fuck out of you.

Milind Gadagkar moves a family into a bungalow in Alibaug, with a beach for a view and a forest as its neighbour. Wasting some time trying to establish the characters and getting the family adjusted to their new home, Phoonk 2 has a few silly camera angles that might please only the producer.

To engage people with a poor attention span like mine, there are two beautiful women – Amruta Khanvilkar and Neeru Bajwa. Amruta plays Sudeep’s wife Arati and Neeru plays his sister Arushi, and some more reel is wasted showing everybody having a gala time on the beach.

Anyway, when the main girl Raksha (Ahsaas Channa… she’s too young, let’s not talk about her) finds a doll ugly as Rakhi Sawant, things start happening. The first half of Phoonk 2 is wasted trying to build up scary situations, but nothing happens and there is only one good scene.

Rajiv (Sudeep) finds out his wife is now the ghost; Madhu has taken control of Arati’s fine body, and everyone in the theatre was unhappy to realize that the married bitch is a possessed slut. People stopped munching popcorn for awhile.

At some point, everybody in the house realizes that something is very wrong, and that’s when the shit starts flying. Post-interval, we see the previous tantrik Manja (Zakir Hussain, Rashid in Sarkar) get lifted by an invisible force and go headless with his body in flames. Next on the list is the gardener/sweeper Balu who gets attacked by Madhu (she’s back, baby) and his body is found on the train tracks. Sudeep’s pal Vinay too dies a lovely death – he drives his car through Madhu and the next moment she’s sitting next to him and bam, he rams into an oncoming truck.

Now it’s time for a new exorcist to come in, and it’s none other than motherfucking Jeeva. I’m sorry to say but Jeeva’s character could’ve been welcomed with a lot more pomp because this is one dude who can carry it off. His eyes have always been yellowish-red (in Satya as Jagga, in Ab Tak Chhappan as Police Commissioner Suchak, in Sarkar as Swami) and he’s either got jaundice or he’s perpetually stoned. Who cares, check out his dialogue delivery!

Things turn comical because the ghost knows what everyone is up to. While youth icon Jeeva is starting a bonfire in the forest, the doll approaches him giggling like SRK. Ho, what’s this? The doll grabs Jeeva by his legs and goes round and round. Close your eyes and imagine Jeeva being swung round and round by a fucking doll. That’s right, the ugly doll sends Jeeva flying and he gets stuck on a tree, a thick branch going through Jeeva’s pure heart. But even while dying, he catches the doll like a lech and thrusts her into the bonfire. Some pyromaniac he turned out to be.

Anyway, all’s well that ends well. The maid is found nailed to the wall upside down, and Neeru Bajwa’s corpse is found floating in the pool. I’m not quite sure how Madhu’s ghost leaves Arati’s supple body, but that is something others who see the flick have to explain to me. If you think this review is entertaining, go watch the damn movie. And don’t go by this review; some eight-ten boys sitting in the row before ours were making a lot of noise during the first half, passing silly comments and all that. Well, they shut the fuck up during the second half, and that should tell you something about how scary Phoonk 2 turns out to be.

Showing the (famous by now) crow only once, pleasing RGV with strange camera antics and women with less clothing, and showing a ghost pissed off as fuck, Milind Gadagkar has taken it to the next level. Ram Gopal Varma, I want Phoonk 3!


38 Responses to “Movie Review: Phoonk 2”

  1. 1 Pooja Channe.
    April 17, 2010 at 03:32

    Hmm… I might watch this one… because i dont have any better work.


  2. 2 Poonam
    April 17, 2010 at 03:45

    Finally no female pics! This should be a good movie indicator. 😀


  3. 3 N-33
    April 17, 2010 at 04:48

    I thought nothing could beat your ‘Hide And Seek’ review but this one smashes everything. I am so going for this, sounds like good entertainment \m/


  4. 4 Kapil Chandra
    April 17, 2010 at 05:50

    Saw it. Liked it. Will go for 3rd part. Nice review.


  5. 5 June
    April 17, 2010 at 06:38

    When a friend of mine started raving about how RGV was raving about Phoonk 1, I decided to skip thru the parts of the movie on VLC Player. I think the cinematographer was kicked about shifting the camera so much that he forgot that there was a movie involved. And the end was ridiculous. I haven’t seen such crap in kid cartoons FGS! (for god’s sake! yes, I know I;m cool)

    Now this shit Phoonk 2 has come. If you say 3/5.. maybe its got some gore crap. And as always, the protags will never get killed, however scared to shit they are, lol, they gotta keep the popcorn and audiences in place! 😛 There’s not a chance in hell I’m watching this weird shit but glad you enjoyed it 😛 RGV’s one man paisa wasool!


  6. 6 Sam
    April 17, 2010 at 06:57

    Yawn! RGV horror flick is not a hair raiser by any stretch of imagination. It may have good engrossing scenes which would give you a jitter or two. But on the whole, it’s entertaining. You may have heard the often used cliche, “Never judge the book by its cover.” I would like to stick my neck out and say, “Never watch the RGV movie with a lover.”

    He has a knack of springing surprises. Sometimes it works, sometimes it falls flat. But his movies have high entertainment quotient. I ‘d watch it once although, I thought, Phoonk (original) was shoddy and lacked substance. I hope, RGV would have managed to make it more intriguing this time around. No wonder, RGV is a maverick director who defies making run of the mill romantic movies. His sheer zest to direct unconventional movies makes him really exciting prospect.

    I think, he must continue to experiment with his suspense, horror flicks. One day sooner, he will decode the perfect formula that would ensure that his movie would be abound with spine chilling moments.

    And yeah, his movies are enough to scare the daylight out of the girls. And most importantly, send a shiver down their hearts and in their panties as well. 😉

    I wouldn’t mind taking my chick for an RGV show. After all, he is a creative mind that is like a child jostling to come out. 🙂


  7. 7 Prachi Mehta
    April 17, 2010 at 07:23

    “doll approaches him giggling like SRK”.. lol..thanks to you the reviews are much more entertaining than the flicks 😀


  8. 10 blacksheep
    April 17, 2010 at 09:35

    youth icon jeeva \m/


  9. 11 Samueli
    April 17, 2010 at 10:59

    with whom did u see it mehta? lol

    sorry i posted the same comment for patshalla review :p


  10. 17 Max.jr
    April 18, 2010 at 21:14

    Saw the caption of the movie “The first was a warning”. And you know what? The second one was a copy from a Tollywood movie which was made a year back having the same story but the effects and the way the camera was used are different. Though i knew the story and the way the movie would end there were few instances which were really scary….i would say go by Mehta’s word and watch the movie you would not be disappointed.


  11. 18 Max.jr
    April 18, 2010 at 21:23

    Oops forgot to mention the name of the movie from which the story has been borrowed……
    AA INTLO….


  12. 19 video converter
    May 11, 2010 at 01:21

    Dude, where can I get this movie?


  13. 20 SurfinGuy826
    May 16, 2010 at 22:35

    Need to watch this stuff!


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