Movie Reviews; Ragini MMS 2 (2014) *Sunny Leone*
|Directed by||Bhushan Patel|
|Produced by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Studio||Balaji Motion Pictures|
|Distributed by||Balaji Motion Pictures|
Bollywood Hungama (Taran Adarsh):
RAGINI MMS-2 writers 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. On the whole, RAGINI MMS-2 has ample scares, a generous dose of skin show, a winning soundtrack and of course, a sensuous Sunny Leone to spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S. This second helping is much more scrumptious and delicious than the first. Go, get spooked! Rating 4/5Indicine:
Ragini MMS 2 largely disappoints on the scary front as is a hotchpotch copying job of Hollywood horror hits of recent times. If you want to be scared, go watch those genuinely scary flicks instead. If you want eroticism, you know where to go. Skip Ragini MMS 2 and save the world from the third part of the franchise being made. Rating 1.5/5Star World - Hindustan Times (Anupama Chopra):
The problem is that the characters are such insipid, low IQ cretins that you are hoping that the murderous chudail gets them soon. The writing is so sloppy that eventually it becomes unintentionally funny. Besides, how seriously can you take a film, which begins with a disclaimer that it doesn’t promote girl kissing. If instead of character and narrative, you’re looking for a few cheap thrills, then Ragini MMS 2 might do the trick. I’m going with two stars. Rating 2/5Times Of India (Madhureeta Mukherjee):
The film provides the usual creepy cliches - creaking windows, ghostly shadows and bedraggled bhoots. There are a few spooky moments, but fewer leap-out-of-your-seat scenes. Sunny looks deathly desirable and plays the sexed-up baby doll with abandon. While her 'act' is good, her 'performance' doesn't really climax. Yet, she gives us a 'drool-worthy' adult-horror film - one of its kind for Bollywood. For horror-buffs this might not be 'spookilicious' enough, but those looking for a 'sun-sunny' weekend, go lap it up! Rating 3/5Bollywood Life (Namrata Thakker):
We are sure all Sunny Leone fans are going to throng the theatres irrespective of what we say. So this is for the rest of you – if you want to get entertained and aren’t looking out for a meaningful cinematic experience, then you can indeed watch this one but not with your family. PS: Watch out for the scene where Sunny fakes an orgasm. It’s hilarious! Rating 2.5/5India Today (Suhani Singh):
For a film which is billing itself as India's first horrex (horror and sex) genre film, Ragini MMS 2 is hardly a spine-chilling tale. Ironically, the sequel to the 2011 film, which had genuine scream-inducing scenes, works better at tickling the funny bone. If the film continued to be a parody of the making of a horror film, which it does well, then we'd have a film on our hands. Instead we're left with a two-hour feature in which the restless audience will be screaming in distress than fear. Rating 1.5/5Rediff (Bikash Mohapatra):
For if Ragini MMS (2011) was about two-and-a-half love-making scenes, its sequel has just one, a forced one at that. But that's just about it. However, for anyone who intends to get spooked and is on the lookout for a decent horror flick, this one ain't bad. In fact the sequel is better than the prequel. And saying this is no exaggeration. Yes, it is heavily borrowed. But then, which B-Town flick movie isn’t? Ragini MMS 2 has a much better story, a couple of foot-tapping numbers, few good performances and is quite well structured. Rating 3/5Indian Express (Shubhra Gupta):
Despite its harum-scarum script and barely-there logic (why would the senior crew members stay in a haunted house and the bit part-actors in a comfy hotel, for example), I quite enjoyed ‘Ragini MMS 2’ in the portions when Sunny Leone is in full stride.Where it falters is in the lack of novelty in the scenes that feature the spirit, and its bloody trail: there are a couple of scenes that send a shiver down your spine, but then it all becomes familiar. A little more attention to that, and to the storyline, and this will become a solid franchise. So when is part 3 coming? Rating 2.5/5Rediff (Namita Karkera):
Sunny Leone looks hot alright but with scary scenes being average at best, Ragini MMS 2 isn’t half as scary as it is supposed to be. At best, the film seems like a spoof. The second half of the movie however fares better. This is where the story of the Spirit is unveiled. The movie has good music -- Baby Doll and Chaar Botal Vodka are real chartbusters. Overall the movie still manages to scare at some shots, make us laugh and enjoy Sunny Leone in her skimpy outfits. Rating 1.5/5Koi Moi (Mohar Basu):
Ragini MMS 2 is quite a pleasant surprise. It is not everyday that you begin your morning watching a Sunny Leone film, where she actually manages to bewilder you something close to a performance. Interestingly threaded with ample hair raising minutes, the film’s ability to seem unrelentingly real is what makes it an entertaining watch. Not worth an Oscar but worth spending your popcorn over this weekend for sure. Rating 3/5DNA (Tushar Joshi):
Early on in the first half, we are told that Ragini MMS 2 is a 'horrex' (horror+sex) film! And the makers leave no stone unturned to make sure it proves to be one. Thankfully Ragini MMS 2 has a solid backstory to fall back on which plays itself quite well in the second half. Not falling in the trap of letting the cliches get the better of them, the writers have managed to put together an interesting history to the happenings in the house. Whether you are a Sunny Leone fan or not, Ragini MMS 2 still manages to raise a few scares and stay true to its genre. Rating 3/5AVERAGE RATING:
Only One Time Watch!
0.0 - 0.9 - Better dying than watching it..
1.0 - 1.4 - Skip it..
1.5 - 1.9 - Skip it if possible..
2.0 - 2.4 - Watch only if you have nothing else to do..
2.5 - 2.9 - Only one time watch..
3.0 - 3.4 - Absolute Recommendation!
3.5 - 3.9 - A Must Watch!
4.0 - 4.4 - Watch before you die..
4.5 - 5.0 - A Masterpiece..