Bhoot Returns – Fails to scare !


By Shevaal Singh

Review : 2/10

Cast:Manisha Koirala, Alayana Sharma, Madhu Shalini, J. D. Chakravarthy

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

 Ram Gopal Varma’s films can be classified in basic two categories, good and bad. Bhoot Returns made in the 3D format can be listed as the worst of the lot. The film plunges directly into the genre with a voice over telling the audience that there are some houses that are haunted and here is one such house where the ghost of Shabu dwells

Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns is the story of the Awasthi family which moves into the bungalow, where tenants just vanish. For obvious reasons, the house has been sold much below the market price. This lures Tarun Awasthi played by J.D. Charavarthy who is an opportunist and he shifts into the house, along with his family namely his wife Namrata- Manisha Koirala, sister Pooja played by Madhu Shalini, son Taman acted by Kaushank and daughter Nimmi played by Alayana Sharma.

 The film moves on a predicted premise. Nimmi finds a doll in the new house, a gift from her friend, Shabu, who is visible only to her. This is followed by unnatural occurrences, like banging of the door, hooting and footsteps, slowly becoming a routine thing in the house.Mom Namrata gets paranoid, she abuses Nimmi’s friend Shabu. Laxman warns the family to take some action, which backfires on him as he is suspected to be the cause of all the scary moments. Unexpectedly, he disappears the very next day. Then Nimmi goes missing.The family’s fight for survival is the crux of the story.

The script seems to lack detail and skillful writing. The script is very weak and cliched till the very end.The film ends abruptly making the entire experience of watching Bhoot Returns very tedious. Varma who brought through some amazing cinema has failed badly in securing a success. The worse comeback movie possible for Monisha 

The movie is a waste of time, energy and resources and definitely one of 2012’s worse releases. Lets hope the next horror movie ” 1920 evil returns” brings horror back to Indian Cinema ! 

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