Ram Gopal Varma Is Back With BHOOT RETURNS. Haven't I Seen This Somewhere Before?

J Hurtado, Contributing Writer
The once edgy and unpredictable enfant terrible of Indian cinema, Ram Gopal Varma, has taken a turn for the worse lately. His output for the last five years or so has taken him from the highs of truly remarkable films, like his gangster opus Company, to the unforgivable dreck of Department. It's gotten to the point that even the staunchest of RGV supporters are beginning to call for him to hang up his megaphone and call it a day.

However, Ram Gopal Varma doesn't want to hear it. He keeps cranking out the turds at an astonishing rate. His latest film, his seventh since the beginning of 2011, is the Paranomal Activity/Poltergeist supernatural horror film Bhoot Returns (The Ghost Returns), a sequel to his 2003 film, Bhoot. The trailer looks absolutely awful in the most painful way. Derivative, silly, and poorly shot, one can only hope that the feature is better, but RGV seems to have doubled down on his film philosophy, and that's not a good thing.

He still insists that he is among the only original voices in Indian films, but he hasn't made a decent one in a long time. Bhoot Returns doesn't look to buck that trend. I believe the only thing original about it for him is that it will be his first 3D film, but that's not really something I cheer for these days.

Bhoot Returns is scheduled to release on October 12. Check out the trailer at your own peril.
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  • I'm a bit surprised that you haven't posted anything about Amir Khans Talaash. The theatrical trailer is out and it looks really promising.

  • I'm actually working on that right now. I've had some other stuff to get through

  • mightyjoeyoung

    "He still insists that he is among the only original voices in Indian films, but he hasn't made a decent one in a long time."
    Well....he has confidence at least.
    Thanks Mr Hurtado.

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