Horror genre's fascination for children continues so while even in the West you have movies like Mama, The Conjuring, Insidious etc. using children as medium for chills and frights, Bollywood too has shown its fascination for kids in its horror movies. Similar is the case of the Ragini MMS 2 who uses a mother child bond as the back story of its horror plot and gives it a commercial twist by turning it into horrex (horror + sex).
So you have Sunny Leone, who actually plays a porn star turned actress (basically herself) actually faking an orgasm in one of the scenes. Needless to mention, with the boldness taking such blatant levels in Hindi cinema, a movie review doesn't really remain of any use, the ones who want to watch "all that" will do anyway.
A movie based on a movie, quite a smart move by Bhushan Patel, Ragini MMS 2 actually revolves around the story of its prequel. A renowned filmmaker decides to make a movie on the story of Ragini (protagonist of the first part) who now is in mental asylum. He ropes in porn star turned actress Sunny played by Sunny Leone (coincidence much?) to play Ragini in the film and taking the writer Satya's (Saahil) suggestion decides to shoot the film in the very same bungalow where the actual incident happened. Things go awry when the crew reaches the bungalow and the vengeful spirit starts haunting them all.
Filmmaker Bhushan Patel doesn't give two hoots about traditional mindsets and delivers what he promised all throughout the promos. There's skin show, lip locks, double meaning dialogues and more in a film that's also supposed to scare but fails to deliver that. In a bid to titillate the mass, the maker reduces the horror quotient which actually was substantial in the first part.
The movie takes the hackneyed route for the horror portions and you have a doctor deciding to chant mantras to ward off the spirit or the usage of witchcraft etc.
Ragini MMS 2 works only because of Sunny Leone. Finally in her comfort zone this time around, Sunny outshines everyone and is brilliant not just in the steamy scenes but also in the scary portions towards the end. The rest of the cast including the experienced actors like Parvin Dabbas, Sandhya Mridul and Divya Dutta get wasted in the film.
Despite a half-baked script with cliched masala, Ragini MMS 2 is worth a watch purely for Sunny Leone's performance.
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
(2.2 / 5) : Average