Ram Gopal Varma, a Bollywood Filmmaker, has offered 500,000 rupees (about $10,000/£7,000) to watch his new film, Phoonk 2.
Phoonk 2 poster.
Phoonk 2 is a sequel to his 2008 film of the same name and is about an evil spirit that traumatises a family. The lucky person to take up this challenge will have to watch the film in a dark cinema all by his/her self. As well has being in an empty cinema the victim … “Ahem”… I mean participant will also be hooked up to heart monitoring machine and have a camera pointing at them to make sure they don’t close their eyes.
To add more pressure the heart monitor will be displayed on a screen outside of the cinema so that people can see how scared they are.
The director offered a similar challenge upon the release of the first film, he said that ‘the contest winner ran out 30 minutes after the film started’
Watch the trailer below and tell me what you think?
Personally, I watched the trailer and thought the film looked mediocre, it looked like it would be a cliché horror/thriller movie that we’ve all seen before. Perhaps the reason I think this is because western audiences are de-sensualised to horror films and we’ve seen hundreds of these before. Maybe is would scare a Bollywood audience but as for me I’m not impressed.