Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Produced by: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Renu Ravi Chopra
Written by: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anurag Kashyap, Usha Jadhav, Sanjay Mishra, Brijendra Kala, Usha Nadkarni
Music by: Palash Muchhal Meet Bros Anjjan Ram Sampath, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Bhoothnath Returns movie review
Riding along the funny tribulations of the too-good-to-be-a-ghost Bhoothnath, which range from his inability to scare people to him contesting the elections (since there’s no rule about being alive for contesting), Bhoothnath returns is extremely entertaining, touching our hearts with all the subtle emotions in it at the same time.
Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) returns to the earth from the paradise-like Bhooth world after everyone in the Bhoothworld scoff at him and insult him for his lack of ability to scare anyone. Deeply hurt, Bhoothnath decides that it is time he returns to the earth and proves his worth by scaring some people this time around.
Sadly for him, the only person that can see him this time is Akhrot a kid from the Dharavi slums. Akhrot though is extremely street smart and not in the least bit scared of him. He in fact tries to use Bhoothnath to his advantage, to scare his school mates that he doesn’t like too much, to pay the rent that he owes to his landlord and things like that.
Akhrot finally decides that he is going to make big money (20 lakhs) and settle down with the help of Bhoothnath by asking him to haunt a building that Jamez (Boman Irani), the corrupt politician owns. When he goes to the building to haunt it, however, he discovers that there are other ghosts inhabiting the building and they refuse to leave as they’ve been killed and their houses destroyed by Jamez . Moved and angry, Bhoothnath decides that he needs to put an end to all the atrocities that Jamez is involved in, and ends up contesting in the elections. The whole election thing is as entertaining as the first half if not more.
Yes, the script by Piyush Gupta and direction by Nitesh Tiwari are truly admirable but they would have been nothing if Amitabh Bachchan and Parth Bhalerao (the child actor) haven’t done such a good job, they were both the life and soul of the movie. The only thing that turns us off though is the lengthiness of the movie and the music which wasn’t very good either.
The overall verdict: Bhoothnath returns is definitely worth a watch, for all the humor, the drama and the freshness.