I have always been an atheist ever since I can remember. Neither did I believe in God nor in the so-called dark forces. But every once in a while I have experienced certain things or heard a first-hand account of some other people’s experiences which in the least can be said to be hair-raising and inexplicable.
Being an atheist I would like to believe that there is a rational and scientific explanation to each and every one of these occurrences. But till I know and understand the same I am forced to presume that they are supernatural happenings.
“Phoonk” is the story of a confirmed atheist whose belief systems are shaken up when his loved ones are subjected to unspeakable horrors by forces whose very existence his rational mind refuses to accept. It is also the story of a fanatical devotee who is forced to turn her back on God in the face of traumatic experiences.
“Phoonk” is also a very scary film, but the fear element is not just on the surface level like for instance in a film like “Bhoot”. Here it seeps into you and plagues your entire belief system thereby making you highly vulnerable and will also put you into an emotional state wherein you would start fearing the most inane objects which you would normally take for granted in the daily course of life.
Finally I would like to say, not as a tall claim from a directorial position but just as an observer of the sheer content of “Phoonk”.
“Don’t say I didn’t warn you?”
Ram Gopal Varma