REVIEW- BHOOTNATH RETURNS

Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari

Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Renu Ravi Chopra

Written by
: Nitesh Tiwari & Piyush Gupta


Cast

Amitabh Bachchan as Bhoothnath
Parth Bhalerao as Akhrot
Usha Jadhav as Bindia Pathak
Boman Irani as Jamez Porto {BHAU}
Anurag Kashyap in a cameo
Sanjay Mishra as Mishti Baihud
Brijendra Kala as Ridhima Koyla & Joy Dens
Usha Nadkarni as Lolita Singh
Shahrukh Khan as Aditya Sharma
Ranbir Kapoor in a cameo

Music by: Palash Muchhal, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ram Sampath and Yo Yo Honey Singh

Distributed by: B R Films 

Ride for the children? Nah! Parth and Mr.Bachchan, the saviours!

In 2008, Ravi Chopra gave us Bhoothnath, a supernatural comedy, where we saw Mr.Bachchan as a ghost for the very first time.
In the light of Mr.Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan, Bhootnath did manage to tickle some bones. (Specially the kids, even I was quite young at that time, and I had loved it)

After 6 years, the entire team of Bhoothnath makes a comeback with  Bhoothnath Returns. Though, this time the genre is a bit confusing.
It’s not a horror film at all, it’s not even a comedy film (has the elements, but just a few) and it’s not even a children’s film, in the end it turns out to be a satirical drama cum comedy film. Phew, the genre is REALLY confusing.
So the trailer makes it quite obvious that when Bhoothnath returns to the bhoothworld, he unintentionally creates a wicked mirth and becomes a laughing stock.
Why?
Because he couldn’t scare any kid on Earth. This really defamed him and he decided to go back and scare a few kids, so that he can clear his name.
When he actually goes back and decides to scare the kids, he realises that today’s kids aren’t really afraid of anyone and it’s going to be really hard for him to achieve his goal.
In between this, a kid called Akhrot (Parth) from Dharavi looks at him and asks him if he had lost his brain or something, and Bhoothnath gets thwarted, yet again, as he says: “Arey sir, not again.”
How Akhrot befriends Bhoothnath and how this friendship makes Bhoothnath realise that there’s a lot of corruption going around, and how he decides to fight the election against ‘Bhau’ (Boman Irani), that’s what Bhoothnath Returns is all about.

VERDICT

Bhoothnath Returns is one of those films which disappoint you to the core, specially because it almost had everything going in its favour. The first half was quite engaging, with some really humorous moments, but the second half? It just took some other road.
It was supposed to be a children’s film but it really wasn’t. Children don’t want to see elections and politicians on the screen? They wanted to see Bhoothnath and some good magic along with some great comedy. All the kids in the theatre were enjoying themselves in the beginning, but after the interval, most of them, they were literally dragging their mothers, asking them to go somewhere else.
The writing disappoints TOO MUCH!
The music is also mediocre, except one song and that’s Party Toh Banti Hai, composed by Palash Muchhal and Meet Bros, this is the best song of the entire film.
The dialogues are very well written and the dialogue writer deserves an applause for that, undoubtedly. But, it’s the performances that make Bhootnath Returns worth a watch.
Sanjay Mishra and Boman Irani are really nice, as they don’t overdo their characters and stick to the flow. Anurag Kashyap, Shahrukh and Ranbir Kapoor, their cameos are quite interestingly put up.
But once again, Ranbir takes it away! He’s just a genius.

Now talking about the best part of Bhoothnath Returns: Mr.Bachchan and the exuberantly impressive Parth Bhalerao, they, with their talent prove that even if you don’t have a good storyline, you can turn the tables around, just by the way you perform.
Watching Mr.Bachchan on screen, that itself was a treat. I was in awe of him and just kept on smiling, whenever he came on screen.
He’s the best we’ve ever had, you can’t ever expect a bad performance from this living legend.
BUT, this tiny little kid, Parth Bhalerao is out of this world.
Delivering those witty dialogues in front of the legend, you need guts to do that man. His diction, his body language and his confidence, it steals your heart away. Mukesh Chhabra, the casting director, deserves a hand once again. What a find!
Probably one of the best scenes of the film: The scene where Akhrot has an emotional conversation with his mother.
That scene defines class! Parth is really going to go a long way.

If you are an Amitabh Bachchan fan, then go for it and when you will come out, you’ll end up being a Parth fan too!
One time watch!

RATING:

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