Bhoot Returns - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

With next to nothing happening in the first 70 minutes and a disgustingly horrifying last 20 minutes, Bhoot Returns pretty much yells 'don't watch me'. Even if the aim of the film is to disgust and horrify you, the approach it takes doesn't make the film any more palatable.



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30 reviewers have given Bhoot Returns an average rating of 0.3/5.0 (?)

0 yays
27 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...This review will be as much of a bare-bones affair as the film in question: Bhoot Returns is scarey in the first half, but fails to add a single new dimension to the old new-occupants-in-a-haunted-house tale.... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Ramu shockingly cranks out a few clichéd horror genre tropes that have long given up the ghost for any avid viewer. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...A cheap mediocre quickie by RGV, which wrongly uses kids in an objectionable manner.... full review

Thumbs down by Samreen Tungekar, Bolly Spice ...The story develops in the most predictable and tedious manner. While the duration of the film is only two hours it somehow feels much longer.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...After raising the bar of horror films with BHOOT, RGV lets you down badly this time. ... full review

So-So by Latika Payak, Bollywood Life ...All elements – creaking doors, scruffy dolls, footsteps in the night – that make a horror movie spooky are right there. But the spook quotient fades after you see the same moves night after night in the haunted bungalow.... full review

Thumbs down by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...C’mon RGV, remember the 1992 movie Raat with Revathi, we loved that, now that was scary. Please give us a decent scare, it’s long overdue.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Deccan Chronicle ...You watch the house. You see the little girl. The camera turns into another mad angle. The sound hits you on your head. The same sequence gets repeated. You wade through the hollowness.... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...what you see is Rgv's tribute to the props in movies. He is the only film maker who gives so much importance to props in his movies. They are almost like characters.... full review


Thumbs down by Kanika Sikka, DNA ...Bhoot Returns is missing the the scare factor and, god forbid, if you watch it with an audience that is easily tickled, you may not enjoy even the high points of the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Bhoot Returns is a sorry excuse to shoot tiring, long and static shots with a deafening background score.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...Sandeep Chowta, known for his background music, is not much in his element. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...There is a roar of laughter in the audience. There are many such occasions where you can actually have a hearty laugh. ... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, is no Dum in this film what-so-ever, except for the sheer power of the torture this movie succeeds in giving you with its 90 minutes of mind-numbing boredom. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...In an interview he gave me two weeks ago, Ramgopal Varma said he thinks horror films "should never have a story". According to him, an ominous setting alone can do the trick. That’s pretty much all he’s willing to offer in Bhoot Returns... full review

Thumbs down by Shubra Gupta, indian express ...But that and the occasional scary moments are offset by predictable writing and pedestrian acting by all its protagonists ( including Koirala on the comeback trail) except for the little girl, who does her job effectively. ... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...For a change, RGV gets the camera angles right. The 3D effect is decent too. The background score should have been better.... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Loo Break: Anytime.... full review

Thumbs down by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...Not for a nanosecond do you feel that tinge of fear.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...RGV Disappoints…Yet Again! ... full review

Thumbs down by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...The screenplay of 'Bhoot Returns' was decent enough to engage the audience in the company of its scary quotient, but sadly the sequences were becoming stretchy enough to toned down the excitement level.... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, NDTV ...I am sure students of filmmaking courses could churn out a much better product.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...With no innovation in storyline or chilling antics, Bhoot Returns turns out to be nothing but a mockery of the horror genre.... full review

So-So by Rohit Khilnani, Rediff ...The first half of the film has quite a few nail biting scenes but post interval, the movie gets over on a rather abrupt note. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Varma manages to replace his usual ear-shattering background music with nothing but the sound of a clock ticking. That only reminds you of all the time that has passed in this film without a single scary thing happening. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...fails to jolt... full review

Thumbs down by Angela Francis, Star Blockbuster ...It is too verbose for a 3D horror film where more visuals are expected.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...If only Bhoot Returns your ticket money ... full review

Thumbs down by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...the cliches creep in, even before horror does... full review