Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma may be known and admired more for his films based on the dreaded underworld, like SATYA, COMPANY and CONTRACT, but there is no denying the fact that there are a sizeable number of his fans who swear by his kind of horror flicks. Be it RAAT, BHOOT, DARNA MANA HAI etc, all left an undeliable impression and were the subjects of many a Bollywood discussion.
The iconoclastic director is back with the same genre that he handles with panache and the subject that he has chosen is black magic, an age old superstition which is widely prevalent in our society. Be it the fastening of lemon and green chilly or hanging the painting of a demon to ward off evil in front of houses and buildings, we are a witness to these practices, even amongst literate people.
The self confessed atheist, Varma discloses in his director's note, his experience of the dark forces saying ''Every once in a while I have experienced certain things or heard a first-hand account of some other people's experiences which in the least can be said to be hair-raising and inexplicable.''
Well, looks like Ramu is all set to chill and thrill us through his next venture, PHOONK which is all set to hit the screens on 22nd August all over.