Bhoothnath Returns was a must watch right from the day they announced its sequel as we totally loved Bhoothnath and I still remember it was one of those initial movies that we saw on big screen after landing in Mumbai. My daughter was hardly two years then but she as we totally loved Banku Bhaiya, Big B as Bhoothnath and Banku’s mother awesomely played by Juhi Chawla. Bhoothnath was one movie that we must have seen a couple of dozen times for sure hence this was a first day first show affair for us. As the prequel was – we imagined this one too will be a laugh riot and made for kid stuff but it kind of opened our eyes big time. Not only kids (initially) but later it made too much sense for us adults – I didn’t expect that kind of treatment and sensible stuff from the makers – hats off to them. Plus the timing is so damn perfect – right when the country is going through parliamentary elections – they released this movie – it made all the more sense in our countries today’s situation. Superb! More than Amitabh Bachchan – I end up loving the confidence and fantastic performance of Parth Bhalerao as Akhrot. The little guy is so damn good in the character that it was indeed tuff for me to take my eyes off him and concentrate on Big B – that’s too much for a young guy – totally amazing. Story is pretty much simple – Bhoothnath goes to Ghost World and the other ghosts make fun of him that he wasn’t able to frighten one small kid – so he takes a challenge and comes back to prove that he will do it this time round. How he ends up with Akhrot, their friendship develops and they end up doing some real good stuff and how all that catapults him to fight an election against the corrupt politician Bhau (Amazing Boman Irani – yet again) makes up for the rest of the movie. But commendable is the way they have done it – keeping it entertaining yet making so much sense – although a little after half time the movie stops making sense to kids and I could sense that a lot of them were not much interested in the story anymore as too much serious stuff was going on. Still the movie is too good to be missed and I will recommend it to everyone with two thumbs up. I will rate it a way too good 3.5/5 with a must watch recommendation. Do not miss it and please do vote in this election.
Bhoothnath Returns (2014) – Comedy