Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 review: The Anees Bazmee film does invite comparisons with the specific but manages to keep its ground, aided via strong performances from Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu.
It’s quite difficult to examine a sequel in isolation and now not draw comparisons with the specific. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 actually falls in this magnificence due to the fact the primary one–starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan–have end up a appropriate hit at the field place of business and has attained exceptionally of a cult recognition over the years. Cut to 2022 with Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani trying to recreate the same magic and Tabu lending an capin a role support.
There’s of path extra latest elements of thrill that director Anees Bazmee has instilled and introduced. It’s Aakash Kaushik’s story (he has moreover written the dialogues) that lets in the actors a huge canvas to show unique solar sun shades and perform.
Strangers Ruhan Randhawa (Kartik Aaryan) and Reet Thakur (Kiara Advani) meet at a hill station and there may be a direct click on on followed via a track-and-dance sequence. Well, this is how most Bollywood love recollections start. Things unfold in a manner that Ruhan and Reet land up at the abandoned haveli wherein Manjulika’s spirit is concept to be held captive for 18 years. And in no time, Ruhan turns into Rooh Baba and convinces people that he can talk to ghosts and dead people’s spirits. What takes location at the same time as he via way of means of threat unleashes the spirit it’s miles been locked there for years? Will Manjulika take her revenge?
Will Rooh Baba cope with the scenario collectively alongside together along with his heroic acts?
While there isn’t some thing now no longer unusualplace in this sequel and the number one detail–except Manjulika–the historic beyond score and the track Ami Je Tomar constantly take you decrease returned to the 2009 film and you over again end up comparing. Nevertheless, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a smooth story and it holds its ground.
I’m glad that Anees Bazmee has now not in reality resorted to jump scares to make it in form the horror fashion but there are actual moments of ‘ghostly encounters’ that take you via surprise. Given that the director has a strong keep on the comedy fashion too, having helmed films collectively with No Entry, Welcome, Singh is King, there may be no dearth of comedy in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
The pleasant detail proper right here being that once a long time I have been given to see audiences snort out so tough on smooth jokes that normally cherished smooth landing. People have been clapping, hooting, screaming their hearts out at some point of most factors of the film. Here, I need to factor out the unrivaled craze and cheering at the get entry to of Chota Pandit (Rajpal Yadav), who is probably the only (living) individual that the makers have carried in advance from the specific. Rajpal brings a particular degree of comedy collectively alongside together along with his dialogues and expressions.
Kartik, in this funny and uncanny characteristic, substances a basic overall performance that doesn’t disappoint.
He gets good enough scope to show his appearing chops, dancing skills, comic timing and does reason some actual laughter. Kiara is right and smooth as Reet and looks excellent in each frame. Not that it’s miles some appreciably unique characteristic that she hasn’t completed withinside the beyond, however Kiara could now no longer look stuck anywhere and continues up her charm.
Sadly, her chemistry with Kartik could now no longer do any magic. Despite plenty of flirting and one kiss, too, you in no way sense any sparks onscreen. Then there may be Tabu, who stands tall from the word go. She is this confined, well-behaved and loving bahu of the Thakur personal family and it’s miles the experience that suggests in every scene she appears in.
While we see very little of her withinside the primary half, Tabu takes over the majority of post-c language scenes and she’s superb with those curls, kohl eyes and her show presence. Is she as pinnacle as Vidya Balan? I’d depart that as a good deal as you. However, one element I in reality cannot wrap my head spherical is the make-up our ghosts/spirits get in Bollywood.
What’s with this cakey white face with cracks? I found that in Stree, then Roohi and now ditto in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Come on, ghosts appeared way better withinside the 80s and 90s and actually scary without the zombie-like makeover. I need Bazmee had paid a hint more hobby to that department and brought some novelty.
Among extraordinary assisting cast, Sanjay Mishra, Ashwini Kalsekar and Rajesh Sharma carry some hilarious moments. Milind Gunanji and Amar Upadhyay too have crucial factors but in a completely confined show time, we do now no longer see them carry a good buy to the table. Chola actor Siddhant Ghegadmal as Potlu is quite a clean addition and lifts up a few silly scenes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 could now no longer bore you. It could now no longer depart you in absolute awe of it either. It cracks you up quite often. Sometimes makes you question the coolest judgment of it all. But withinside the end, it’s miles a personal family entertainer that doesn’t walk on the crutches of slapstick comedy to make you snort.