Raat to Bhoot Returns: Do you find Ram Gopal Varma's horror films scary?
October 9, 2012, 3:01 pm
Released in 1992, 'Raat' was filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's first horror film. Revathi played the lead role in this supernatural thriller and is still considered one of the best horror films made in Bollywood.
Released in 2003, Ajay Devgan and Urmila Matondkar's 'Bhoot' was a hit. Both of them won awards for their performances.
With stars like Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi and Nana Patekar in the star cast, Ram Gopal Varma's 'Darna Mana Hai' (2003) was more like an experiment. The film includes six stories, which are hardly scary.
RGV's 2004 film 'Vaastu Shastra' revolves around a family living in a haunted house. Though the film is scary in parts, but the plot looks very repetitive.
'Darna Zaroori Hai' (2006) also includes six stories featuring stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu and others. The film is entertaining, but not really scary.
Esha Deol played a ghost in RGV's 2007 film 'Darling'. The plot is very predictable and failed to impress the masses.
Ram Gopal Varma's 'Phoonk' (2008), which talks about the concept of black magic received mostly negative response from the critics. It was a low-budget film and made good profit.
His 2009 film 'Agyaat' earned bad reviews from the critics and was a commercial failure too. Nitin Kumar Reddy, Priyanka Kothari and Gautam Rode were in the star cast of the film.
Made on a budget of Rs 4 crore, 'Phoonk 2' made profit despite bad reviews. As some reports claim, Ram Gopal Varma is also considering the option of making 'Phoonk 3'.
To encash the brand 'Bhoot', Ram Gopal Varma is now gearing up for the release of 'Bhoot Returns'.
The movie marks the comeback of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala.
'Bhoot Returns' features Manisha Koirala, JD Chakravarthy, Madhu Shalini and Alayana Sharma.
Going by the promos, 'Bhoot Returns' looks inspired from the famous 'Paranormal Activity' series.
'Bhoot Returns' will hit the screens on October 12, 2012. Let's wait and watch if it can match the success of 'Bhoot'.