Phoonk (2008)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Horror
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 17
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Review Summary: PHOONK is a fascinating cinematic experience on a subject that's rarely tackled by the dream merchants in Bollywood: Black magic.

Average Critic Rating: (2.76)
Cast: Sudeep , Amruta Khanvilkar , Ahsaas Channa , Kenny Desai , Ashwini Kalsekar , Ganesh Yadav , Anu Ansari , Shankar Sachdev , K K Raina , Lilette Dubey , Zakir Hussain , Bharat Kaul , Geetanjali , Kishore Kadam , Jyothi Subhash , Shrey Bawa , Javed Rizvi
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Release Date: 22 Aug 2008

Plot: Phoonk is based upon the concept of black magic. Civil engineer and atheist Rajiv ( Sudeep ) lives in Mumbai with his family of wife Aarti ( Amruta Khanvilkar ) and two kids, Raksha ( Ahsaas Channa ) and Rohan (Shrey Bawa), with Rajiv's mother and the housemaid Laxmi(Anu Ansari). Read more

Phoonk - Top Reviews

Standard Ram Gopal Varma horror dish, this. Better spend the ticket money on gaping at fried fish. Or better still, even eat it with a phoonk and knife.
Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times 
The film fails to create a single scare even though the camera does slide into strange places focusing on all the stuffed toys and the ugly artefacts in the house and the soundtrack gets dizzy with ominous sounds.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Phoonk is tedious mumbo-jumbo.
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
PHOONK is a fascinating cinematic experience on a subject that's rarely tackled by the dream merchants in Bollywood: Black magic.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Phoonk, as horror films go, is a decent one.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY

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Phoonk - All Reviews

Not very scary but different...
Bharat Student
Note – The below published Phoonk Reviews are NOT the official review by Indicine. The reviews were submitted by readers of who clearly seem to be Ram Gopal Varma Fans. So take it with a pinch of salt.
Great Andhra
After all the hype and hoola that director Ram Gopal Varma created about his latest film, Phoonk, a film about black magic, one at least expected to be scared
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India
The great debate between science and superstition continues, but RGV's new film Phoonk tilts in favour of superstition.
In a nutshell, Phoonk is amazing — technically speaking! But it falls short of fulfilling the promises it has made for a bone-chilling horror flick. There is nothing unique about the film, even if it does have good art direction and fine performances. Eve
Shannan, Bolly Spice
That, more than anything else, is this film's greatest shortcoming.
Elvis D'Silva, Rediff 
Movie Review : PhoonkDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Ram Gopal Varma  .  .  Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Kenny Desai, Ashwini KalsekarPhoonk Movie Review September 1, 2008 8:04:33 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network vi
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
It's another matter that 'Godmother' ran for two weeks while 'Satya' ran for 25 weeks in the same theatre and 10 year later 'Satya' is remembered as a cult-film
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The movie ponders around black magic and has been positioned as a horror movie. keeping logic, ...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
On the whole the only horror release of the year disappoints. The poor direction in the first half lets the movie down. At the box-office the movie should recover its investments given its low budget and the curiosity the movie has managed to create.
Ashok Nayak, Now Running
So just sit and enjoy the magic which over powers you
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala