What is bad: The camera work is surely amateurish and a failed attempt in aping Varma's skill with the steady camera. The director tried weird camera angles where it was completely unnecessary. The sound score in the first half was a bit annoying though it was good towards the end. Satya Krishnan (Anita of Anand fame) clearly didn't take well to the negative character she was given, which was the only casting mistake the director made. Lack of innovation is clear in the first half with routine photography and sound effects. The story telling in the first half was weak and the director failed to keep the audience awake.
Me Thinks: If you like watching an excellent performance from Jagapathi Babu then you sure will enjoy the movie. If you also like watching RGV flicks you might want to watch the movie. If you are just somebody who wants to go and watch a movie on the weekend then you might not like it and finally if you feel you missed Phoonk then go watch Raksha, its definitely better. I think its old wine in an old bottle but definitely with a brand new label!!
Tailpiece: Raksha Vs Phoonk: Raksha is better in preserving nativity and star cast. Its also better in the second half and the climax. Phoonk might be technically superior... but then who cares!!...