Phoonk 2 is a sequel to Ram Gopal Varma’s film Phoonk. The original film was more humorous than an awe inspiring horror. The sequel is just a goring bloody tale with body parts flying in all directions. This film is simultaneously released in Telugu with the title Aavaham.
Those who have not seen Phoonk will have some confusion in following this sequel. Anyway, Phoonk 2 narrates the story of Rajeev (Sudeep) who relocates into a big house along with his wife Aarti (Amruta Khanvilkar), daughter Raksha (Ahsaas Channa), young son and servant (Anu Ansari). The children explore the surroundings of their new home and come across a doll and they bring the doll home. From then on queer and inexplicable things happen. Rajeev realizes that certain odd things are taking place and what he does to set things right forms the rest of the story.
Sudeep is one talent who will definitely make it big in the world of cinema. Amruta is very convincing. All others try to perform but fade away because of weak characterization.
The horror genre of films does not succeed because of camera angles. Remember Omen? This film has logic and an in-depth research on ESP and paranormal activity. Phoonk 2 is just a waste of valuable resources including time if you watch it. The music and sound recording does not add to the narration values. Cinematography by Charles Meher is only the saving grace.
Better have an appointment with the devil itself instead of having a tryst with Phoonk 2.
The Cast and Crew
Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Neeru Singh, Anu Ansari, Ashwini Kalsekar, Ganesh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, Vikas Srivastav, Jeeva, Amit Sadh, Rahul Pendkalkar and others
Music: Rahul Pandirkar
Cinematography: Charles Meher
Producers: P Chandrashekhar, Prashant Burra
Banners: Sarthak Movies, ZED 3 Pictures Production
Director: Milind Gadagkar
2 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar