The maverick director Ram Gopal Varma experiments with many genre of films. He had been enamoued with the horror format. After films like Raat, Bhoot and Darna Mana Hai, he is coming out with Phoonk.
Ramu says the film deals with black magic, which is a grey area falling somewhere between science and superstition. While the earlier films dealt with extraneous spirits, Phoonk focuses on one’s faith and belief systems, particularly when they are challenged.
Phoonk is all about Black Magic. It is about using certain evil forces in a ritualistic pattern to harm someone or cause destruction to the property or a person’s health and so on, which are still in practice in certain parts of the country.
Ramu says that the title Phoonk is derived from the word Jhaadphoonk, a term used in certain rituals which are said to counter the effect of Black magic.
Phoonk is releasing on August 22.