Some people can’t wait to move in new houses. Some houses can’t wait for new people to move in. In Bhoot Returns, a family that moves into a new home is slowly stunned by the strange and eerie happenings in the house.
Manisha Koirala and Chakravarthy play a married couple. Their daughter is apparently befriended by a spirit named Shabbo. While the little one apparently seems at home with the spirit, it’s their parents who get the heebie-jeebies.
The spirit sneaks into the bed while they are asleep. It plays with the kid, but haunts the adults, so much so that the parents are scared of their own daughter.
Ram Gopal Varma tries to make the film spooky by adding some CCTV footage and handheld camera movements, but there’re also some clichés to be seen. For instance, the image in the mirror holding stead while the beholder has moved on is a horror cliché as old as the genre.
Bhoot Returns is the sequel of Ram Gopal Varma’s 2003 spooker Bhoot and was first titled Bhoot 2. However, due to a falling-out between Ramu and producer Nitin Manmohan, who had the title copyright, Ramu made the film under Alumbra Entertainment and Eros International. The title was changed to Bhoot Returns.
It is Ram Gopal Varma’s first 3D film and will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on October 12.