Phoonk - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

RGV dons new avatar. He’s now moved on to comedies. Ok, not 100% comedies because there are 2 strong serious scenes which put a plug on the most natural sounding laughter track playing in the audience

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Plot Summary

A family finds itself the target of a black magic practitioner.

What Worked

  • The scenes in which Raksha is in her spells.
  • The climax fight between good and evil

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Where does Raksha’s little brother vanish?
  • I really felt bad for dear ol’ Jyoti Subhash (little girl’s grandmother) who shakes her head fervently. I wonder if she’s suffering, now in real life, with the problem in the neck that her character seems to have in the movie.
  • Ashwini Kalsekar suddenly appearing from below the frame laughing a devilish laughter - sheesh! How cheesy an attempt at scaring was that!!
  • What was Anshuman (Kenny Desai) doing with a scroll of paper and red ink?!
  • The “ram ram ram ram” background score.
  • How exactly does the psychiatrist get Raksha out of her spell by touching her left brow?
  • The whole analogy between believing that crocin works and God exists! Any one who has had even the most frivolous discussion on theology would have come across this question. And the counter-argument is simple “we know there’s research supporting the said effects of crocin and no such research exists for the other!”