February 27, 2010 1:13:43 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
HIDE N SEEK and PHOONK 2
Horror is one of the most popular genres in the Hindi film industry and has its own faithful patrons who throng the theaters in hordes for their dose of heart thumping and edge of the seat thrill and action. One name that comes instantly to mind are the Ramsay Brothers who for decades have made horror their own forte and have thrived on the fear factor.
Last year may have seen a few successes in the form of RAAZ-THE MYSTERY CONTINUES, 13 B and PHOONK, but this year, appears to be different and fans of horror films never had it so good in recent times. From the list of upcoming and recent releases it appears that the first part of the year will see more than its usual share of horror films.
Last week's CLICK may not have clicked in a big way but it did pip the star studded and what seemed sure shot winner, TOH BAAT PAKKI!, to second position with its opening, in a few circuits. After CLICK, horror fans can look forward to ROKKK, which opens on 5th March and is a supernatural thriller starring the two super hot girls, Tanushree Dutta and Udita Goswami.
Next up HIDE AND SEEK too is a horror thriller which releases a week later, on 12th March and sees the young guns Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Amruta Patki fight unseen forces while trapped in a mall. Just the next week, that is 19th March will witness Vikram Batt's last in his horror trilogy, SHAAPIT-THE CURSED ONE. And we save the best for last! Yes, Ramgopal Varma's PHOONK 2 is certainly the most awaited film in the horror series and if its promos & promotions are any indication we are sure that this film will certainly give the fans of horror their fill for the year.