Bhoothnath Returns Cast & Crew:
BannerT-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., B R Films
Release Date11 Apr 2014
GenreFantasy, Drama, Children
ProducerBhushan Kumar and Ravi Chopra
Star CastAmitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra
Media RelationsParag Desai, Universal Communications
Music DirectorMeet Bros Anjjan, Palash Muchhal, Ram Sampath, Yo Yo Honey Singh
SingerMeet Bros Anjjan, Mika Singh, Aman Trikha, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Rituraj, Parth S. Bhalerao, Anish
LyricistKumaar, Kunwar Juneja, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Munna Dhiman, Nitesh Tiwari
Verdict : Watch it for the well-timed social message and wonderful performances by Amitabh Bachchan and Parth Bhalerao. ________________________________________________________________________
Bhoothnath Returns directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced jointly by Bhushan Kumar and Ravi Chopra is the sequel to the 2008 Bhoothnath. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra and child actor Parth Bhalerao, this film has hit the screens today.
Bhoothnath Returns is the return of the 60-year old ghost on earth who is discomforted in the dead world for his inability to scare a little kid six years back. Therefore, he is up for a task, which is even more disgusting for Bhoothnath. He needs to scare about a dozen of kids on earth but in turn he turns into a comic character.
He fails to succeed in his task but wins over a lively kid Akhrot (Partho Bhalerao) who neither fears him nor any locale there. Their friendship grows stronger and little later they turn into a business partner. They are given a task of removing the spirits from a haunted building in return of good money from a property developer.
Soon they come across a local politician Jamez Partho (Boman Irani) who asks them to bring the haunted building in the same position as it was earlier or else face consequences.
Bhoothnath is in no mood to step back but he decides to trouble Jamez by fighting him in local elections. Now how this dead man stands against him in this political battle and beats him over, is how the story deals further.
They say that, Amitabh Bachchan’s name is just enough for any film. It is so true and how. The megastar has all the qualities that makes a movie a delight and one of it is his sheer presence.
Big B is fantastic in every scene, and makes sure to steel the show with his act. Another treat of the movie is the child actor Partha. His ability as an actor is visible from the very first scene. Partha is a brilliant actor and from emotions to drama, he portrays every scene with prowess.
Boman Irani is best at what he does. He portrays the role of an evil politician amazingly. Another actor in the film, Sanjay Mishra should get an applause. He has an amazing comic timing and is a treat to watch. The concept of the movie is novel and interesting.
The over-emphasis on the political scenario of India, in the second half could have been cut short a little bit, as it gets tedious. Climax of the movie is quite predictable and the director could have worked a little hard on it.
The part before the climax gets a too filmy with the director portraying the child actor a bit too matured than his actual age. Last part of the film is abrupt and at one point makes you feel like you are watching a documentary.
Another negative point of the film is that it is slow-paced and takes a long time to end.
Nitesh Tiwari’s direction is decent as he paces up the movie at the exact point where the prequel was left, but he fails to entertain the audiences to an extent that was needed.
Nitesh has shown the ghost and child relation with the similar innocence as shown in the prequel. The songs of the film are good and are placed perfectly in the plot.
The first half of the film is hilarious, with some light-hearted funny moments, but the second half gets boring and political. The cinematography is good as the camera very well covers the slum areas of Mumbai, while the editing is sharp.