Bhoothnath Movie Review

Bhoothnath directed by Vivek Sharma stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aman Siddiqui, Juhi Chawla, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Shahrukh Khan. Some good news for Shahrukh Khan fans. SRK has a good 30 mins long role in Bhoothnath! The movie is targeted mainly at the kids, so how good is it? Is there something in it for the older generation as well? Or is it an out-an-out kiddo movie?

Bhoothnath revolves around 2 characters, Banku (Aman Sidiqui) and Kailash Nath a.k.a Bhootnath (Amitabh Bachchan). Banku and family (Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla) move into a mansion Nath-villa in Goa, which is haunted after the death of Kailash Nath. The bhoot tries every trick in its book to try and scare Banku away, but fails as he stays unaffected. Slowly but steadily a bond develops between the Bhoot and Banku, the bhoot gets a new name – Bhootnath! There is a twist in the movie when Bhootnath‘s son returns from US and decides to sell the mansion away.. Catch the movie to find out what happens next as the movie definitely is worth a watch in your nearest movie-plex.

Bhootnath Review

First time director Vivek Sharma, has managed to extract an award-worthy performance from child artist Aman Siddiqui and good performances from the rest of the cast too. The first half is all fun and is targeted mainly at the kids between the age group of 4 – 12. They are gonna enjoy the first half immensely. The second is more of a emotional tale with something in it for everyone, the kids will enjoy it and so will their parents / family.

Vivek Sharma proves to be a excellent story-teller and a director to watch out for in the future. He truly believes in the fact that content is king and it shows on screen. The scenes between Banku and Bhootnath is scripted, performed and directed brilliantly. The special effects is another plus point of Bhootnath. Technically the movie is top-notch. Cinematography (Vishnu Rao) is good. The music is average at best. The only track that stands out is Mere Buddy. Also a few songs in the movie can be removed to enhance the pace of the movie, especially in the second half.

Performances are top notch. The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant. Watch him in the scenes involving Aman Siddiqui and you will realise, just why, he is in a different league altogether. His expressions alone are award-worthy. Hats off to the one and only Big B. Aman Siddiqui too is outstanding. His cute smile, laugh, expressions, dialogue delivery are brilliant. If Darsheel bagged all Best Child Actor awards and even managed a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor, Aman could probably achieve the same i.e if the movie succeeds at the box-office.

Juhi Chawla as Banku’s mother is great. Shahrukh Khan does well. Satish Shah is excellent in a comic role. Priyanshu Chatterjee deserves better roles. Rajpal Yadav surprisingly has a limited role.

Overall, Bhootnath has comedy, drama, emotions and the performances are brilliant. It has something in it for every generation. Do catch it this weekend. At the box-office, at lot depends on word-of-mouth. Should do well!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4 on 5

 
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Comments

Vineet:  (May 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm)

Thanks for the Bhootnath Review..

Here is my review of the movie.. Its a excellent movie and i loved Amitabh Bachchan and that kid.

Rating is 4.5

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Sunil:  (May 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm)

Great Review. So happy for Big B.. I will watch it tomorrow

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Anu:  (May 9, 2008 at 3:13 pm)

My Bhoothnath Review

I did not like the message the movie gives. The second half could have been a lot better.. 2.5 stars

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manali:  (May 9, 2008 at 6:20 pm)

nice review..as always! :)

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kp:  (May 9, 2008 at 10:15 pm)

Thx a Lot 4 the wonderful Review as always.I always decide 2 watch a movie after ur review,u r always rite.I just wish ppl also feel the same way & the movie does well at box office,but no wonder the movie has an excellent opening(definitely bcoz of the star cast,also i didn’t get tickets :( so probably i won’t b able 2 watch the movie this weekend)

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Harsh:  (May 10, 2008 at 11:27 am)

This is the first real positive review of Bhootnath that I have read. watched it yesterday and honestly did not much like it. I think time for AB to retire.

Harsh

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Vijesh M:  (May 10, 2008 at 11:59 am)

Harsh most of the reviews from the big websites like Indiafm, Indiaglit has been very positive. I really liked the movie.

Watched it after reading the review. Thanks

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akshat:  (May 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm)

my bhoothnath review

character jagan actor atul did very good performence. and ilike the film .

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rajesh:  (May 10, 2008 at 1:37 pm)

Excellent reviews, Movie Bhootnath is wonderful, it has everything for all age group, ,a good famaily Movie, where a child can go with grandparents and with parents and friends, every one will like it. It rightly deserves 4 star.-a must watch movie

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kp:  (May 11, 2008 at 12:43 am)

Watched it finally,a wonderful movie.Its a must watch.I can’t believe a new director can create such magic.
As rightly said in the above review its just the very much perfect movie.
So,why are u guys still here,hurry book ur tickets.
And thx 4 the review

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abhishek sarvagya:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:05 am)

A good reviewand a nice movie to watch. after reading this review we can say definitly say that the rewiwer knows about good movies and good acting. nothing is perfect and there are some weak points in all the movies. its a good movie and a good acting by Big B.

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ashdeen:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:36 am)

i think a very average and loosely knit movie where the director is trying to say too many things in a given time. the music sucks. the only good sequence and a song is while the moksh of bhoot scene. i wish the director had worked and chipped and sculpted the story a little more.

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smriti:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:37 am)

sure shot flop as the story and direction is very average and predictable.

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shweta:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:39 am)

bilkul bakwass. thoda aur dekh leti to sar ghoom jata

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arjun:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:53 am)

arrey bhai i agree with all you guys its totaly a waste of time to go and see a pathetic film

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kelly:  (May 11, 2008 at 2:55 am)

mujhe lagta hai upar ke saare reviews khud director ne likhen hai
guys pls listen dont go or you will regret

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Mithun:  (May 12, 2008 at 1:00 am)

if you expect a GHOST movie to be scientfic and logical and practical and real life and blah blah blah, don’t see the film(go see a psychlogist instead…)
if you don’t and if you really want to WATCH a movie and not just find FAULTS with it, go and see this one… a lovely movie, specially the first half… brillian performances… AB is… well, actually I’m out of words! :) the kid did a beautiful job, and Juhi Chawla’s performance too, is really worth mentioning…
And even ShahRukh was bearable!! :D thanks to the director for keeping his role limited…
Great movie, one that had awakened a lot of expectation and actually did total justice to him…

P.S. -- If you have any kids who’r close to you, try to take them along… at least don’t forget to INSIST their parents to do so… I would be taking my cousin bro with me when I go to watch this for the second time…
REALLY a NICE movie…

Happy watching…

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harsh:  (May 12, 2008 at 3:01 am)

i agree the first half is interesting and well done mithun but i though the director lost it in the second half too many things.
it made me feel as if the story was altered and rethought again and again
too many cooks or overcooked dish is what i felt towards the movie
but thats personal
i will insist people to avoid if they can till the dvd comes out

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johny:  (May 12, 2008 at 3:05 am)

not a good movie

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sugandh:  (May 12, 2008 at 3:33 am)

posters of movie are better than the movie
i really like the way the casting is treated as well and special effects too
but weak story as everyone is saying for which the reason is unknown

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leila:  (May 12, 2008 at 9:55 pm)

fell in love with this great movie! amitabh as usual at his best!

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indranil guha:  (May 13, 2008 at 4:38 pm)

bhootnath is a good movie. big b has come back with a bang

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anamika:  (May 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm)

bhootnath is an excellent movie and great acting by big b and banku. it also has its great opening.

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don:  (May 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm)

amitabh proves his versatality.

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Shivakumar Singh:  (May 13, 2008 at 11:47 pm)

bhootnath is a good movie…..different from normal love stores……watch and enjoy

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