ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Movie Review: 'Bhoot Returns' with scarce scares!
 

Movie Review: 'Bhoot Returns' with scarce scares!

'Bhoot Returns' isn’t a nerve jangler!
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 15:24:31 GMT
 

Movie Review: 'Bhoot Returns' with scarce scares!
The ApunKaChoice movie review of Bhoot Returns. Bhoot Returns to a haunted house again. Instead of the multi-storey apartment of Bhoot, Ram Gopal Varma takes the fiend to a bungalow with a garden (and a swing), dark stairways, musty interiors with a lot of soft toys, and things that go bump in the night. A family of four moves in lured by the throwaway rent, unsuspecting of the mysterious situation in which the previous tenants disappeared. Even as the family makes itself at home, the 8-year-old girl Nimmi (Alayana Sharma) chances upon a doll through which she befriends Shabbo, an invisible spirit whom only she can see.

Soon eerie things begin to happen. Unexplained knocks on the door, creepy movement of furniture, weird sounds that leave the parents (Manisha Koirala and Charkravarthi) and the kids’ visiting aunt (Madhu Shalini) perplexed. Manisha, perhaps having watched Paranormal Activity, decides to install CCTV cameras inside the house and what the footage reveals spooks the living daylights out of everyone’s mind. By the time they decide to vacate the house, it’s too late.

Obvious question: is it scary? A bit, but the scares are rather scarcer than they were in Bhoot, but when they do pop out unexpectedly, that’s when they hit a viewer like a lightning bolt. And the lightning strikes once or twice in the first half, and no more than that in the second. Must say Ramu is good in building up the anticipation, sometimes lingering and lingering before unleashing the scare with a loud sound effect to boot, sometimes just blasting it in your face Ramsey style, without all the gore albeit.

The 3D effects aren’t used to the optimal in giving you the heebie-jeebies, but Ramu’s weird camera angles do make for an interesting watch. The real culprit is Ramu’s direction. Many a time, he makes the character of Manisha Koirala over-react (therefore overact) and that of Chakravarthi either too blasé or too rattled (therefore overact, again!). It’s the little girl Alayana who with her naturally innocent disposition towards everything scare-worts consider spooky wins a viewer over.

Never wary of experimenting, Ramu shockingly cranks out a few clichéd horror genre tropes that have long given up the ghost for any avid viewer. The mirror scare (with the reflection staying on even as the subject has moved on), the crawl scare (the ten-year-old son pulled along the floor by an invisible force), and the swing scare (swing moving on its own) no longer give the viewer a start. It’s in between these clichés that Ramu packs in a moment or two of genuine scare. But a moment or two is a poor bargain for the hefty ticket price you pay hoping for a nerve jangler.

Rating: 2 out of 5
Aamir Khan to make 'Talaash' music launch spectacular
 
Check out: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra wow Koreans with 'Barfi!'
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
I’m not close to being a sadhvi: Manisha Koirala
I’m not close to being a sadhvi: Manisha Koirala
Why Ram Gopal Varma wants to touch Karan Johar’s feet?
Why Ram Gopal Varma wants to touch Karan Johar’s feet?
When Shah Rukh Khan gave Manisha Koirala a hug, Dil Se
When Shah Rukh Khan gave Manisha Koirala a hug, Dil Se
Revealed: Bold heroine of Ram Gopal Varma’s film 'Sridevi'
Revealed: Bold heroine of Ram Gopal Varma’s film 'Sridevi'
Tags :
,
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Pix: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and others come together to discuss a better Mumbai

Model-actor Shawar Ali weds girlfriend Marsela Ayesha

Pix: Katrina Kaif unveils her wax statue at Madame Tussauds London

Akshay Kumar launches cover of Amish Tripathi book 'Scion Of Ikshvaku'

Kangana Ranaut turns ramp scorcher for LIVA launch

Photos: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli arrive in India, hand in hand

Style Check: Deepika, Sonam, Aishwarya among best dressed at HT Most Stylish Awards

Watch: Iron Man VS Hulk in new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ video
Wallpapers 

Gabbar Is Back Wallpapers

Ek Paheli Leela Wallpapers

Hrithik Roshan Wallpapers

Brothers Wallpapers

Nh10 Wallpapers

Shamitabh Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Arjun Rampal

Shraddha Kapoor

Shruti Haasan
New Movies 

Hunterrr

Insurgent

Cinderella
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor