Ragini MMS

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quick review:

Ragini MMS has nothing new in the general story or the details, given the genre of supernatural, horror stuff. But it has brilliant performances by both Raj Kumar Yadav and Kainaz Motivala.

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Director: Pawan Kirpalani
Running time: 95 minutes
Genres: Horror
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A scary date movie. The trailer itself is scary and it looks sleazy enough to be a dirty date film, the kinds that has enough making out in it and that makes you hold hands/hug tight because of the terror it creates.

The home video kind of recording and the Raj Kumar Yadav, give it a huge Love, Sex aur Dhoka. Not to mention the latter has been promoting Ragini MMS from its social media accounts.

I don't enjoy horror films. They are either funny and not horrifying or they make my skin crawl. So, I'm either laughing out of despair or I'm left with an extremely uncomfortable sensation. But I can't avoid them given the choice of profession. So, if I'm made uncomfortable and want to run away from my seats because I can't take any more of what's going on, on screen, the film will pass my muster.

From the looks of it, Ragini MMS is all set to get onto my nerves, in a favorable-rating kind-of-a-way. I just hope it's more than just pounding background music, digitized voices and shrill screams. Something tells me that it will be.

Ps. There were no music reviews out when this article was written.

- meeta, a part of the audience

Ragini MMS is the same old spooky Hindi, supernatural film. In fact, the first half an hour or so of the film is like you are watching a sleazy, slow B-grade film with crass language and an attempt at overt "sexual" scenes. The only thing that stands the film apart from the rest of the films that fall in this bracket is the awesome performances.

The one thing that completely cheeses me off is that these "horror" films have no real story. They titillate and are repititive. They don't really need a set up because even if you hate the character you don't want such bad things to happen to him. If he's that bad you want the punishment under your control maybe and not some mean and grumpy, old ghost.

That's where the film succeeds. Uday Jhalla is a lousy, cheesy, creepy character and you want him to get away from the spirit. Raj Kumar Yadav squeezes every bit of aversion and later pity out of you. Kainaz Motivala too evokes sympathy through her naiveté and helplessness.

Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freaking awesome. The kind where even 95 minutes seem too long. In this duration it's not because Ragini MMS is a bad film but because you want that claustrophobia to go away. The director has done something right if every time the spirit speaks, my skin crawls. (Or could it be because it kept reminding me of Nandita Das' performance in Chitra Palekar's Marathi film, maati maay"?)

You have to be a horror film lover to enjoy this one. Nope, there is no real titillation in terms of the sexual scenes indicated in the promos.

Oh yeah, and here is my standard horror-film disclaimer. Basically, I can't handle them.

- meeta, a part of the audience

35 reviewers(?) - 16 yays 6 so-so 13 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...damn scary... full review

Thumbs up, Best Of Bollywood : ...Ragini MMS is a superior horror movie, makes for a fantastic viewing. So go with your date or mate and enjoy the spook.... full review

Thumbs up, bigoye.com : ...Shot in the most realistic way along the lines of the Hollywood film ‘Paranormal Activity’, the film still has a desi flavor... full review

Thumbs up, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...The fact that it doesn't follow most Indian formulae for horror flicks works immensely in its favor.... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...The film is voyeuristic in nature. It's like watching the footage on a handycam and getting those thrills. But, of course, not all of RAGINI MMS is sex and scandal.... full review

Thumbs up, Bollywood Mantra : ...The love scene shot seems very real. The minus point of the film is that the ending is very uninteresting and leaves many loopholes.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Smart And Spooky... full review

Thumbs up, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...makes it as my 2nd best horror film in Hindi cinema.... full review

Thumbs up, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...Raj Kumar Yadav, of Love, Sex Aur Dhoka fame, is a brilliant actor, to say the least. Make no mistake, he is here to stay.... full review

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Rajkumar Yadav’s fantastic performance... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...a good sex-o-horror film. A perfect blend erotica and horror. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Ankur Pathak, Rediff : ...terrifyingly real... full review

Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...a good fare... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...The horror does work in places, although the persistent dim light and the grainy video effect tend to get a bit irksome. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...Raj is perfectly unrefined and despicable as his character demands and Kainaz's screams will reverberate in your ears long after you're out of the movie screen.... full review

Thumbs up, Zee News : ...Character of Ragini, played by Kainaz required some bold scenes and she has absolutely shed all her inhibitions to play her part well... full review

So-So, by Shakti Salgaokar, DNA : ...Ragini MMS doesn’t have a very profound or a hatke story to tell. ... full review

So-So, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ... Raj Kumar Yadav plays his role with great poise and confidence. Note the scenes in which he is possessed.... full review

So-So, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...It’s not a bad effort -- unfortunately, it remains just that.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...over-long adult movie ... full review

So-So, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...The first half is crisply edited and the home video footage on screen adds to the immediacy. The second half is akin to films by the Ramsay Brothers. The gags are silly and relentless. ... full review

So-So, MiD DAY : ...Seriously scary at some points, and seriously silly at others... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Watch the original 'PARANORMAL ACTIVITY' instead of this cheap imitation.... full review

Thumbs down, by Manish Gaekwad, Buzz in Town : ...Clocking less than a hundred minutes, the film’s smarter qualities include snappy edit work and respect for viewer’s time ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis, DNA : ...there are a couple of creepy moments, but Ragini MMS is never terrifying. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...Just disgust, both at their sub-human behaviour and at the filmmaker for shoving such unimaginative stuff down our throats. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...unimaginative and exploitative... full review

Thumbs down, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...The girl looks suitably lovely in distress and the boy positively randy. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The couple is spot on too : he’s desperate to get started, she is giggly and needs a little persuading.... full review

Thumbs down, NDTV : ...Ragini MMS does not seem to be the work of one or a few creative soul, rather it looks like the handiwork of many heads trying to break creativity together that end up breaking apart the film instead. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now Running.com : ...literal, cliched and boring ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Misplaced promos make for a damp squib... full review

Thumbs down, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...A really horrible movie... full review

Thumbs down, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ... There are better date movies and smarter horror films to watch... full review

Thumbs down, by flying rodent, Upper Stall : ...Kainaz, who was last seen in Wake Up Sid, is a pretty girl and has an endearing presence but the proceedings are so terrible that you feel like slapping her for lying on that bed. ... full review

132 tweeters(?) - 72 yays 12 so-so 48 nays

WaseemBits: #ragini mms is so scary that it haunted my dreams last night... Kya yaar :)

vijaychauhan00: ragini ...mms awesome !!!!!!!!!!!! Movie ....

viablesources: Truth n dare-3 days back I watched ragini mms n till today m sleeping by switching on my room lights in night.toooooo scary movie yarr.

vasujain: watched Ragini MMS today.. bit creepy.. but enjoyed the movie... #Horror #RaginiMMS

ThomasAjin: Film review: Ragini MMS The film offers a chilling, thrilling ride if you’re brave enough to experience it.

TheMansoorShah: Ragini MMS makes a heady cocktail of sex and horror that's so very different from run-of-the-mill Bollywood

TheHorrorMovie: #Horror #Horrormovie Ragini mms: Blood chilling experience http://bit.ly/kCVeG8

TechnicalDAD: Yesterday,i saw ragini mms,brilliant movie.but was opposite to that of its name.i thought it will be a sex related film but it was not.

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Swanand_P: Ragini MMS is a must watch.... Superliked it...

sushantdange21: saw ragini mms yesterday, its nice one , roopa was too scared even to watch it

Stylish_Saurabh: Ragini MMS is a must watch movie..

sparkleramit: Ragini MMS: well directed ....good use techniques....better than any scary hindi movie in recent past

soumyojyotipal: Watched Ragini MMS today .. hell of a movie .. if only the director could have thought of a good ending !!

soulreaper_: Scary. RT "@cookiecache: Cc @soulreaper_"@hollowmaniac: How is RAGINI MMS?""

ShirishKunder: Just watched Ragini MMS. Superb film! Must watch!

shaijumathew: Ragini MMS did scare me :) thnx to sid jain and his team...

sanky24: Watched Ragini MMS 2day gud movie, with Loads of Funny, scary Scenes. .

samkitj: Ragini mms fabulus.... All should see it once....i will see it again

salvi_siddharth: " RAGINI MMS " best horror movie i ever scene.....watch the real terror........class

sajeeshnair: Now after PA 2 today, Ragini MMS was equally scary. 4.9/5

saahil_taurean: Ragini MMS....superb movie...sound effects will drive u insane....scary yet comedy...3 out 5....!!!!

s4sammy: Ragini mms what a mvie.te amo me!<3

ryanclark8: tired watched ragini mms was a good movie

RockerSaurabh21: RAGINI MMS is "creepy, spine-chilling date movie...it's amalgamates components of horror, paranormal and sex seamlessly.

rkgy: Late niht ragini mms is avoidable. Even cafe mondegar s look scary after. Oh

Reshmi17: ragini mms is scaryyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RatheeshMani: Ragini MMS is suprisingly scary and actually quite funny!! a good watch

rashmigera: ragini mms manages to give yu goosebumps!!

ramsjoyy: Ragini MMS ---- > Wattttaaa movieeeeee...scared :(

raghavramaiah: Came out of Ragini MMS sometime back! Very well made this one! Some good actors out there! Wil definitely remind u of cloverfield and REC!

prateekatal: Film review: Ragini MMS The film offers a chilling, thrilling ride if you’re brave enough to experience it.

prashantmo: Ragini mms ...is not for the faint hearteds ...went with three of them ...one hell of a movie ...really scary ..really enjoyed.

Pooja0903: I thoroughly enjoyed Ragini MMS...@maharshs u kept us engaged... I was toooo scared in the 2nd half... !!! I'll neverr visit Dhanu agaiin..!

pavanmalwade: Ragini MMS is lethal, unconventional, natural, petrifying, creepy date movie. It has got moments that holds you at the edge of the seat!

pathaksushant: Watched Ragini MMS today......Bollywood's horror movies take a sigh of relief after continuously subjected to mindless RGV horror flicks...

pankitsheth: Watched ragini mms last nite ... Loved it ... @maharshs ... Specially wid evryone crazy scary fun

NinjaChacha: Loved Ragini MMS. No, seriously. Actually creepy. And the fact that Chitra kept screaming made it a lot more fun.

nikhil10march: Ragini MMS, felt like an India version of Paranormal Activity, i liked it, some scenes really scared the shit out of me :P

Narendra_Lo1C: Ragini mms is cutest horrible movie must watch at your own risk 4/5 :)

monty_bagati: [Ragini MMS] - a horror comedy - blows you off-The sound quality and timing is awesome.

mehtahansal: Surprised that I enjoyed a major part of Ragini MMS! Realized again that I find cheap thrills thoroughly entertaining.

Me_Saim: Ragini MMS, a one time good watch, some great acting by d lead pair esp d guy.

mayank61282: Ragini MMS must watch movie..... One of the most horror movie

mandhansk: ragini mms is a good movie with unsensored scenes

Mandaardk: it was very scary. Mi chetkin nahi aahe. @appadappajappa: Ragini MMS. Chitkin indeed

maharshs: Ragini MMS - strong word of mouth. Phew !! It was all worth it.

kunalchopra7: Ragini MMs.... just Awsume.......

karinasood: This weekend is turning out to be quite good. First PRIEST n Tonite Ragini MMS #win #nicesurprise #littlejems

KapadiaNida: "@NeilSanghavi: Ragini MMS..defi worth a watch...there are scary and gripping moments...super acting by the lead pair..."

jezusofsuburbia: Watched Ragini MMS today. Nice one.

ImManeesha: RAGINI MMS must stay as ONE OF MOST-HORROR FILM in Indian-Film-Industry!The was the film was made ITS TRUELY APPRICAIBLE..Dnt miss it :O

idrrajdeep: Ragini MMS is a heady cocktail of sex & spook.Though it dragged towards the end but managed to hold attention & thrill.Interesting stuff!

gopu2008: guys watch ragini MMS another good production from balaji....balaji seems to have taken to 'handycom shots' very seriosuly.....

eshukau: Ragini MMS.. Damn scary movie... I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonite... Damn...

er_rajk: **** for Ragini MMS !!!!!!!!!!!!

dSixthsence: ragini MMS hhmm acha hai

djpash29: Ragini MMS a complete paisa vasool !!!

diptideshmukh9: WatChd Ragini mms laast nght..SCarY muvie..really Scarryy

deepakjeswal: Ragini MMS - Mini Review- Yes, it does raise the spook, esp in the first half the film has undoubtedly kept the ... http://tmi.me/abHqX

bloke07: Quite scary i heard. RT @Fallen_Ace: Definitely longer than an MMS RT @hollowmaniac: How is RAGINI MMS?

BeyShaRam: Ragini MMS super scary >.<

ashumeetsko: ''RAGINI MMS ''. Man its a nice movie .. Surprise its a horror movie or we can say comic horror ..

ankitsince1987: Ragini MMS, tanky almost shat in his pants! nicemovie and even nicer lead actress :D #kainaz :D

ammarali95: Ragini mms was SCAAAARRRRYYYYYY! I still have the creeps!

Amitabhbachpan: Ragini MMS amalgamates components of horror, paranormal and sex seamlessly #Ragini MMS

amit_as_: ragini mms(on friday the 13th)....gud attempt of horrer muvee

amarbhosale: saw Ragini MMS today... it is definitely one of best Bollywood Horror movies i have ever seen

alimmotiwala: High on ragini mms

ajaynaina: Ragini MMS is not just about some softcore... its a very well made horror flick...light hearted people should avoid...

agondane: I watched today ragini mms..aussum movie.great horror

313docomo: I just watched Ragini MMS. . .. . . I m on my way 2 home. . . .feeling scary. . Ragini. . .. HELP ME. . .

weirderguy: Ragini MMS: Takes you high, then leaves you dry http://bannedisland.com/jpgNj

Sugandha10: Ragini mms. Hair-raising but not scary.

SudhishKamath: Ragini MMS: First half is fun. Kainaz Motivala's hawt, Raj Kumar's funny. Second half runs out of ideas, derived & convoluted. KLPD! 4.5/10

ParanormalActi: Ragini MMS: Takes you high, then leaves you dry http://www.snsanalytics.com/b7dny8

NitinKrishan: Surprise RAGINI MMS is scarry movie. Ekta you're cheater :) its a horror movie or we can say comic horror :) #TymPass #BigCinema

Nidhivseth5: Ragini mms.. Was scary but paranormal was way better !

Malvika_J: Ragini MMS = lil of paranormal activity+lil of blair witch prjct+lil of emily rose. only 4 those who love horror, it wil startle u at times

ghaatidancer: Ok,imma say it. Ragini MMS was not that bad.

chauhanMehul: Seen Ragini MMS yesterday, not a good story but the sound effect and the direction is just amazing and very fadu...

anshul2810: Ragini MMS. Hahaha. Decent.

Aagan86: Ragini MMS - Sex interspersed with some creepy moments! Watch it if u have not watched Paranormal Activity!

23osh: On a movie spree.... Saw shor in the city and ragini mms. My rating : 2.5 outta 5 for both of them @MovieWeekly

vivekbbhatia: Watched a late night show of Ragini MMS. Its a threesome of Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity and LSD. Yet not a single scare. #epicfail

sudhir_bhandare: Wastege of time...Ragini MMS...

sudhanshuojha: Yesterday went for #ragini mms one of most pathetic movie... It's bttr to be at home n watch some porn

Shantanuv25: I saw Ragini MMS today. It was SO SCARY #SarcasmAlert

sauban004: guyss RAGINI MMS boring muvi...waste of tym .. ONE STAR MUVI... dont go..

SaNuLuV: Sat nite was fun... Bt watcng ragini mms was a biggg headache!! Haunted was better... Jus imagine!!!

sankvishy: ragini mms by ekta kapoor s a disaster.

SanilSays: Ragini MMS is like paranormal activity happening in Sangli or Solapur

rizoellovsKSJ: Ragini MMS.. nothng to b sacred about xcpt the sound effcts..

reayn19: Ragini mms..tickles those weird funny bones in yo body..:D

rajsinghsuri: Ragini MMS more of comedy!!!

phalinshah: Ragini MMS= Paranormal Activity+127 Hours+ Marathi Chudail - Thrills= Pathetic Movie! #AvoidIt

pantulA: Ragini MMS was a bad idea! Even If it was friend's money! Okay the dinner was quite good!

panku_: Overall. Ragini MMS was a disappointment.

paediatrix: Ragini MMS: Useless logicless storyless movie. Avoid.

nowme_datta: Ragini MMS was singularly not scary. And the chudail was a not a bhoot - she was a complete hoot! I cackled away. Purana mandir anyday.

nikishekhadkar: Ragini MMS is total time waste.. na sir na pair.. totally disappointed.. :(

negatimus: Just saw Ragini mms ... ohh Gawd ... utter crap horror ... total klpd...hawt chick totally lost it in the end!!!

nandita27iyer: Just saw Ragini MMS its hilarious! Its like they got the ghost costume from party hunters -bandra . :D

MriMusings: The bad news: ragini mms is a real drag. Could be much more crisp and scary. The good news: acting by @KainazM who really did shine.

mridulad: Ragini MMS is trending? Bakwas movie.

mmiinniii: Ragini mms: typical.

MaSelf_Ronak: " #Ragini MMS. An Incomplete Movie , Really Wish To See D Other Half ...!

manobhav2: Today i watched the film 'ragini mms' One word about the film 'flat'.

madmonkeykungfu: Silly. RT @hollowmaniac: How is RAGINI MMS?

livelovescrap: Ragini MMS: Witch and Craft!: Ragini MMS is an overhyped Bollywood fare, deriving its inspirations from American... http://bit.ly/jN8c9F

lincolnrulz: ragini mms is a laugh riot initially ,scary in between, stupidity @end

lav98765: RAGINI MMS- d most shittiest movie ever made

kunwar502: RAGINI MMS is jst a bored movie. I was totally disappointed.

jayant_online: BAKWAAS Ragini MMS, don't go on reviews :x

jain_neelesh: Ragini MMs, Was it good 3.5* movie. How to buy critics..or was all ratings for name Kapoors production, I will rate it 0.25*

jagdalemilind: I personally dnt think ragini mms is tht gud. All other r at least one tym watch fr sure.@raimasen

guessworkatbest: Ragini MMS - would rather have watched an actual MMS. Atleast tht would have been free!

goonjV: Ragini MMS...Not a good watch

gauravbatla: #Ragini MMS: All Sleaze No Scare 3/10 http://gauravbatla.blogspot.com/2011/05/ragini-mms-all-sleaze-no-scare-310.html #Movie #Review

drparamjeet: Ragini MMS .. 3rd class movie .

Diva1882: Ragini MMS, the most pathetic movie 1 cud ever make. Pure waste of time n money :(

deepofchandu: worst movie of the decade " RAGINI MMS" go n watch it for unbearable 2nd half of it.

chuckyrulz: Pls do not watch ragini mms.Its a complete nonsense film.

ashuj10: ‎"ragini mms" a very-2 poor cousin of "the blair witch project" and "paranormal activity"

ashishgusain777: Found ragini mms a confused story plot

anish_balli: Ragini mms ... The funniest movie I've seen hahahahaha hilarious

Amritjoardar: Had watched Ragini MMS today. WTF? no element of horror at all.Only Sex. Where was Haunted?And where is raginimms. Haunted was so gud, scary

amit_me: Lol ragini mms hell crap .wtf dat end ? N dat blah blah lines @ end ..ekta kapoor only wana say we can make mms :s

abhishekjn28: Ragini MMS is not good at all. Cant understand how critics have given this movie positive reviews!!!!

abhishek_1983: Ok so ragini MMS is not intesresting enough specially I avoid all kind of three somes. Thubs Down.

Aankit427: Ragini MMs Such a pain for 2 hours... Untolerable....

5thDoppelganger: Ragini MMS is bad, mostly. Not that I expected much, but it didn't even deliver what it seemed to promise.

10 readers - 3 yays 6 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Enjoylyrics.com : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Jacklyn

Yay! Thumbs Up, by seobc2011 : May be that was not enough for her and now she has challenged the viewers to go and watch the film o

So-So, by Best web hosting company : Great movie

So-So, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak

So-So, by Lyricswale.com : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak

So-So, by Lyricswale.com : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak

So-So, by Tamillyrics.co.in : Despite the bleh first half, some of the spook-inducing decisions made in the second half were freak

So-So, by tanay

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Shrutui : Nay!

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads
  • Language: Lots of abusive language
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Tons of making out scenes that lead to nothing but there's sleazy talk too.
  • Concept: haunted house.
  • General Look and Feel: Spooky

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Ragini MMS - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
95 minutes

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Thank you, G-10!

better give the money to some needy and take their blessings rather than wasting your valuable time and money on this bakwas, copy of LSD & Paranormal Hollywood movie and some masala from here and there (Bhulbhulaiya) etc etc. No story, no climax, no conclusion, no moral, you dont know that the movie has ended, only because of titles at the end, the audience get up and walk out dissapointed. Thanks make more of such rot to full the common audience.

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