Movie Review: Ragini MMS 2 (2014)
The film starts off from where its prequel Ragini MMS ended which revolved around a young couple Ragini and Uday who went to an isolated house for a dirty weekend and the creepy and paranormal happenings that took place to them there. Uday had planned to make an MMS scandal of Ragini in that house. But the MMS shot goes viral, Uday goes missing and Ragini after that incident became lunatic and ended up in a mental hospital. The Ragini MMS scandal catches the attention of a filmmaker who plans to make a film on it. He casts a Bollywood actress in his film to play the lead, Ragini. The film crew goes to shoot the film in the same house where the MMS scandal took place leading to further horrible and creepy happenings.
RAGINI MMS-2 writers [Suhani Kanwar, Tanveer Bookwala] borrow from the horror erotica of the West, but show flair and imagination, besides packing ample jump-in-your-seat jolts in the narrative. Having said that, although the influence is evident, the sequence of events are *not* cliche-ridden at all. Besides, it’s difficult to guess which character will get bumped off and how. Additionally, the sequences leading to the scary finale are truly riveting.
Bhushan ensures he wastes no time is establishing the conflict between the living and the supernatural. The sequences involving the spirit are truly petrifying, while the sound design — so important in a film like this — has also been worked upon cautiously. Additionally, the film packs in erotica in generous doses. The skin show and smooches [including the much-talked-about kiss between Sunny and Sandhya Mridul] are not in short supply. Sunny goes all out this time and the hoi polloi/front-benchers are gonna love her.