The video of Ragini and Uday’s escapades in the haunted house gets viral. Uday’s death and Ragini’s faltering mental state from the trauma of the incident makes for the fodder of an interesting story. A filmmaker decides to make a movie based on Ragini’s unfortunate incident.
Signing in Sunny (Sunny Leone) for the role, they go back to the same house to shoot for it. What follows is way more massive than expected. It initially begins as minor faulty incidents but it all points to the presence of the supernatural spirit who was killed unceremoniously by her family on the pretext of being a witch. And she still isn’t at peace.
The film kicks off exactly where it had let loose in the last edition. Viewing the prequel is a must to prep yourself up to understand the magnanimity of the film’s details. After Uday dies in the first edition of the film and Ragini is sent off to mental asylum for treatment, what becomes a sensation is the leaked MMS which interests a filmmaker to make a movie based on the same incidents with his actress Sunny who is looped in to play the role of Ragini in the film. For me, it was the lingering fear elements from the last edition that created the milieu of horror. The mere vision of the house where the hair rising incident had occurred was enough to get the tempo going for this film.
Though the writers haven’t been exactly original in their imagination, they atleast have luckily not been lazy enough to tear it off and stitch it up as it is. Nuanced efforts have been taken to make the horror erotica fit aptly within the story’s framework. Quite like the last edition the built up is well written for the first half which makes the second half even scarier as things begin to fall in place relevantly. Expect to be petrified way more than what you are anticipating because the story has its moments of utter shriek-out-mad spooky moments.
In a lot of ways, this time the film’s story is way more settled than the last edition. May be the scriptwriter worked hard on the evident loopholes of the last one and rectified it well enough to conjure up something more logically fearful. In the first half itself the incidents related to history is made clear which comes handy in the film’s second half where it plays a primary role in acting catalyst for genuinely well-done climax.