Ragini MMS Movie Review

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Pankaj Sabnani By Pankaj Sabnani | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:42.6700000 IST


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Earlier it was bolder and now it's scarier! Ekta Kappor's tryst with dark theme-oriented thrillers continues and latest cinematic scary demon to arrive on the silver screen is RAGINI MMS. Touted to be scariest 'date' flick till date in Hindi filmdom, it paints black the shady world of voyeurism and comes out in the format of sensuously delivered paranormal thriller. Ekta's previous flicks entertained us with its musical delights but RAGINI MMS, a realistically delivered horrifying flick has least to offer with just four soundtracks (two old tracks and two original soundtracks) in its audio packaging. Let's hope that all these four soundtracks add fuel 'n' fire to the pacing of this bizarrely pitched thriller. So let's get started...by plugging 'play' to the soundtracks!

Optimistically speaking, Ekta Kapoor should be lauded for not adulterating the sensuous feel of yesteryear's hit number 'Raat Akeli Hai' (JEWEL THIEF -1967), as it sparkles again with its original version. It has the Asha Bhonsle's mischievousness in it with Majrooh Sultanpuri's engaging lyrics making seductive impact in S.D. Burman's appealing composition. The song had intimidating sensual impact in 60's when Tanuja in white gown made seductive moves on evergreen Dev Anand and now its RAGINI MMS turn to make vibrant jesters on big screen. Will it or will it not...just wait for the D-Day!

Intoxicating flare of jazz comes out as the flavor of the first original soundtrack 'Itne kareeb aao', a sensuously pitched duet that has breezy vocals coupled with impressive arrangements to entice young listeners. Raaj's penetrative oozing voice mellows the proceeding in its varying tones and appeals to perfection. In the musical backdrop, the song has beautiful amalgam of seductive feminine chorals that allures well with relaxing jazz arrangements. Virag Mishra's simple lyrics fit the occasion and so does Sandesh Shandilya's impressive composition in making this a worthy contribute to the album.



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The narrative improves significantly in the second half with some engaging sequences. The climax, in particular manages to keep you hooked. But you wish there were a lot more scary sequences.
Pawan relies primarily on sound effects rather than visual horror to scare you. But the sound effects shock you instead of scaring you. Also, the cliche of spirits being incompetent during the day is not avoided here. And it's baffling to know that spirits can't pass through closed doors.

Tribhuvan Babu's cinematography, which involves many scenes through hand-held cameras, is good. Faizan-Agnel's background music is loud but effective. Pooja Ladha Surti's editing is tight.

Raj Kumar Yadav plays his role with great poise and confidence. Note the scenes in which he is possessed. Kainaz Motiwala acts well as the gullible girlfriend. They share an electrifying chemistry.

RAGINI MMS isn't worth 'circulating', if you have a large appetite for horror.

Rating: 2.5/5



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The title RAGINI MMS was more than enough to grab your attention. It gave an impression that the film was based on an MMS scandal. Then, the promos made it clear that there was a paranormal element attached to the film as well. So is it a good blend of sex and horror? Let's find out.

The story first. Uday (Raj Kumar Yadav) sets out for a romantic weekend with his girlfriend Ragini (Kainaz Motiwala) at a friend's farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai. There are cameras set up in the entire farmhouse and Raj is on a mission to shoot a sex tape with Ragini, without her knowledge. But everything doesn't go according plan as they first have to put up with some unwanted friends and then a spirit. The details about the spirit's past are avoided and we get to know about her only through her rumblings. 'I am not a witch. I didn't kill my children,' she squeals in Marathi.

Coming from the makers of LOVE SEX AUR DHOKA and inspired by PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, director Pawan Kriplani's RAGINI MMS is a noble attempt. But it falls short when it comes to execution. The combination of comedy, sex and horror doesn't quite add up to an entertaining output.

The first half is slow with zilch movement in the story. There's an eerie scene in which a plastic bag is seen moving while Uday and Ragini are making out. Uday's comic antics manage to make you laugh. But you are left asking for more.The title RAGINI MMS was more than enough to grab your attention. It gave an impression that the film was based on an MMS scandal. Then, the promos made it clear that there was a paranormal element attached to the film as well. So is it a good blend of sex and horror? Let's find out.

The story first. Uday (Raj Kumar Yadav) sets out for a romantic weekend with his girlfriend Ragini (Kainaz Motiwala) at a friend's farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai. There are cameras set up in the entire farmhouse and Raj is on a mission to shoot a sex tape with Ragini, without her knowledge. But everything doesn't go according plan as they first have to put up with some unwanted friends and then a spirit. The details about the spirit's past are avoided and we get to know about her only through her rumblings. 'I am not a witch. I didn't kill my children,' she squeals in Marathi. 

The first half is slow with zilch movement in the story. There's an eerie scene in which a plastic bag is seen moving while Uday and Ragini are making out. Uday's comic antics manage to make you laugh. But you are left asking for more.



download RAGINI MMS wallpapers
download RAGINI MMS wallpapers
The narrative improves significantly in the second half with some engaging sequences. The climax, in particular manages to keep you hooked. But you wish there were a lot more scary sequences.
Pawan relies primarily on sound effects rather than visual horror to scare you. But the sound effects shock you instead of scaring you. Also, the cliche of spirits being incompetent during the day is not avoided here. And it's baffling to know that spirits can't pass through closed doors.

Tribhuvan Babu's cinematography, which involves many scenes through hand-held cameras, is good. Faizan-Agnel's background music is loud but effective. Pooja Ladha Surti's editing is tight.

Raj Kumar Yadav plays his role with great poise and confidence. Note the scenes in which he is possessed. Kainaz Motiwala acts well as the gullible girlfriend. They share an electrifying chemistry.

RAGINI MMS isn't worth 'circulating', if you have a large appetite for horror.

Rating: 2.5/5


Rating 2.5/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Raj Kumar Yadav and Kainaz Motivala
  • Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Virag Mishra, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Boman and Indeevar
  • Director: Pawan Kripalani
  • Music Director: S D Burman, Shamir Tandon, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Boman and Bappi Lahiri
  • Release Date : 12 May 2011