Ekta Kapoor is a successful producer, she milked the Indian TV channel revolution and struck gold with films as well.
In fact she is a very smart businesswoman looking at her movies, she likes to leverage on every bit of hit films as well as manufacture ample controversy and hype (remember the blood stained bed during promotions of Ragini MMS) to compensate for lack of content and star power.
So here she comes with an unlikely second installment of her surprise hit Ragini MMS which was an unusual horror flick with a sensitive plot. This one has been labelled as a ‘Horrex’ (of a Horror and Sex genre).
While the first part was more sort of a documentary and relied plainly on story and screenplay which made it look like a decent Hindi version of Paranormal Activity, this is has all those potboiler ingredients of an Indian masala movie. Following the Bollywood sequels rule – bigger the better and more the merrier, she brings all those superlative elements – hot starcast aka Sunny Leone and hotter sequences and plenty of scary moments.
The director has squeezed every drop of raunchiness out of the lead, Sunny Leone, to make it a proper erotica. If you minus Sunny from the film, it is then no different to the Balaji Productions box-office flops – Kuchh to Hai and Krishna Cottage.
The plots features a seemingly B-grade style quintessentially lewd movie film maker Rocks (Parvin Dabas) declares making a movie on the incident at the same estate where it happened, signing a writer who is relative of Ragini’s family.
He then casts adult actress Sunny Leone (playing herself) and a bunch of strugglers and TV actors to foot around to add some comedy. Just before the start of filming Sunny meets traumatized Ragini (Kainaz) in her mental hospital cell to get her mannerisms and expressions.
|RAGINI MMS 2|
|It’s an okay script which had some good parts especially in the first half.|
|Sunny sunny sunny is the word, she hijacks from start to end, rest of the cast only reduced to support the script.|
|Bhushan Patel focuses on masala as the formula for the movie which works very well with Sunny Leone leading|
|Camerawork suits the mood of the film and production values match.|
|Babydoll is a chart-topper so is Char bottle Vodka, both set to rock the clubs|
|Ragini MMS 2 hits the mark with Sunny Leone and is targeted towards an audience who favour this new Horrex genre. Review Scores by Saurin Shah.|
Meanwhile Ragini’s psychiatrist is studying the case trying to cure her and also solve the mystery. As expected the shooting schedule turns out to be a series of mysterious and horrifying events and how and who finds a way out is the rest of the story.
The writers have run their imagination to extend the story to which director Bhushan Patel has given old style masala horror thriller treatment. Sunny’s presence also plays a big influence on script and screenplay and the sensual glimpses of her are sure to tickle the front row audiences. The film features the sexual element to the otherwise horror oriented flick very well.
Sunny will be the one the benefit most out of this movie as she gets the stage to perform her strength and even exhibit her acting abilities unlike the first two movies (Jism-2 and Jackpot). She does steal the show and will now be a sought after actress for Bollywood producers who will be eager to cast her.
Playing the lead character that suits her most, Sunny Leone, the Babydoll in Ragini MMS 2 chalks her strongest performance in Bollywood to date. The other actors are pretty limited in their roles. Sandhya Mridul moulds herself very well into a bimbo but only manages to portray Rakhi Sawant.
Music in such films would not be expected to be the key attraction but the item song Babydoll is definitely making strong waves all over and is set to top the charts this year. ‘Char bottle Vodka’ featuring Sunny with Honey Singh again has a strong following and is loved by its followers.
Ragini MMS 2 has already created a lot of hype and has had a tremendous opening at the box-office and looks like a film that will be breaking some records, especially for Sunny Leone.