Inspired heavily by Paranormal Activity, Ragini MMS, for most part, is shot like an amateur handycam footage. A couple off on a dirty weekend, end up in a haunted farmhouse, helpless and scared. Two nights spent in the house form the length of the film. Yet it is not just the ghost that shocks you.
The film is irreverent, and "bold". Smart dialogues generously interspersed with the choicest of cuss words and references to sex that are in-your-face add to the film's experimental feel. So do the sleaze part, which though not as high as a Murder, is quite "bold" for a Hindi film.
The lead pair is amazing talent. Both Raj Kumar and Kainaz are convincingly odd ball, and horny yuppies experimenting with sex. The real hero here however is the cinematography and direction. Swift sharp scene-shifts, sudden jolts and intelligent use of CGI make for a wonderful spooky experience.
The film doesnt slack at any point, managing a healthy mix of voyeuristic pleasure and regular horror film fare. It would have worked much better sans an interval though.
Ragini MMS is a smart film. Made with a niche audience in mind, it does not shy away from delivering what it promised, within the premise of Hindi Cinema paradigms. It is definitely worth a watch in the theatre. Its not often that a Hindi horror film is scary after all.view less