Bhool Bhulaiyaa Movie Review

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Introducing Bhool Bhulaiya

First of all let me make it clear, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is NOT an out-n-out comedy movie as its trailers suggest. It’s a thriller narrated in a very entertaining way.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa is the remake of a 14 year old Malayalam movie, Manichitrathazhu. The movie was also remade in Kannada and Tamil. It a script that has always worked! So is Bhool Bhulaiyaa in the same league?

Bhool Bhulaiyaa Story

Badrinarayan Chaturvedi (Manoj Josi) is the head of the Brahmin family living in a small town were the people are very conventional and superstitious. His elder brother’s son Siddharth (Shiney Ahuja) and his wife Avni (Vidya Balan) return to their ancestral village after living in US for many years. Siddharth insists in staying in his ancestral palace which for long has been uninhabited as it’s considered to be haunted. Despite opposition the newly wed couple shifts to their ancestral mansion. Avni an adventurous girl breaks the ground rules to explore the room considered to be the devil’s home. What follows is a series of life threatening incidents. Siddharth instinctively invites his vibrant Doctor friend Aditya (Akshay Kumar) to solve the mystery behind the mansion and the mysterious events.

Who is behind all the baffling activities? Is it really ghastly or just a human trick? Watch Bhool Bhulaiyaa to uncover the mystery, for the movie ventures into one of the most confusing yet interesting study of human psychology.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa Movie Review

Priyadarshan has handled the complicated script extremely well. A few changes have been made to the original, to make it funnier and more convincing. The first half is a light comic thriller and completely revolves around the supporting characters. The lead character (Akshay Kumar) enters 45 mins into the movie and takes it to a completely different level. The second half is more of a psychological thriller.

Bhool Bhulaiya has just the right ingredients of a successful movie – adequate amount of comedy, suspense and thrill to keep you at the edge of your seats throughout. Music is never really great in Priyadarshan movies but Bhool Bhulaiyaa is an exception. Two songs titled ‘Allah Hafiz’ and ‘Hare Krishna Hare Ram’ standout. The background score is outstanding.

The performances are top-notch. The second half belongs to Vidya Balan. She has done complete justice to a role that demanded great onscreen histrionics. Watch out as she sets the screen ablaze with a mind blowing performance in the last 20 mins. Undoubtedly her best performance to date! Akshay Kumar is surprisingly good in emotional scenes and as always brilliant with his comic timing.

Shiney Ahuja is good. Amisha Patel should stop acting, the sooner the better. Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani are great in providing comic relief. Bhool Bhulaiyaa Verdict

Overall, Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a great movie. History should repeat itself for a script that has always created history in every single language that it was made in. You would have never watched something like this before in a Bollywood movie. At the box-office, the advance booking is huge. With positive word of mouth, Bhool Bhulaiyaa could well be the 3rd blockbuster of the year!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4 stars (Dont miss it)



  • Good detailed Review.. Looks like another huge hit for Akshay Kumar.

    He is on a Roll.. I will watch Bhool Bhulaiya tomorrow afternoon show

  • The worst Acting…..
    The worst editing…..
    Vidyaaaa Balan no where near to Soundarya
    How worst u can spoil a VERY good movie..!!!
    Watch Bhool Bhulaiya…….
    I HATE U for this Priyadarshan

  • U should watch APTHA MITRA , a KANNADA movie to see how beautiful a movie is n thrilling tooooooooo
    I dint expected a Bollywood movie to get flop over a regional movie……… Che

  • Hi,

    Chaitra….u should understand how swet and hororfull movie was Manichitrathazhu(1994),even Shobana got National award for the same. Aptha mitra was commrcial…soundariya dont no how 2 dance still she did it but not 2 10% of shobana……Vl i hav.t seen hinhi let me check with priyanhow much he can do

  • I accept It…………. I havent see malayalum movie heard its a good movie too………. but this hindi……… no why near to these


    i saw it yesterday in dubai [11/10]. All characters has acted very well….

    comdey emotion suspense and thriller and Akshay has done a goood job……

  • Saalon chup kar jaoo, maine aaj ticket book karva rakhi hain aur tum log mere Rs 480 kaa chunaa kyon laga rahe ho..

  • I just watched it….. What a amazing movie!! Simple loved every bit of it. Much better than the Tamil Chandramukhi.

    Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan are too good!!

    4.5 on 5

  • Dear Shilpa,

    It is really bad that you are comparing Bhool Bhulaiya with Chandramukhi. As a Rajnikanth film, it changed Manichithrathaazh upside down..! From the reviews I believe Priyadarsan has done justice to the original and I’m happy that the Akshay’s character is introduced just as Mohanlal’s.

    The main character of the story is the heroine and not the doctor. Priyadarsan has understood that but makers of the Telugu and Tamil version failed to understand that..

  • There is no match for the original Manichithrathaazu ( MALAYALAM ). I have seen Chandramukhi (Tamil), and that is a funny version of it. Even the Script writer Madhu Muttom and Directors of the Manichithrathaazhu got shocked by watching it. They really spoiled it. It was a mix of many other Malayalam blockbuster movies (Aaram thampuran etc.), to make Rajani (The one man show maker) to give full credit. I like Rajani, but I don’t agree with spoiling good scripts to make masala movies. Anyway, I know very well, that only Malayali audience like real-life and tragic movies. Much others think only enjoyment is ultimate aim of a movie. I have a lot of from allover India and I learned this from them only. They are telling Chandramukhi or other language versions are the best. One of my friends even said that Sobhana is over acting in Manichithrathaazhu, and added, “Jyothika’s expression and acting is THE BEST!!!!”. So I am epecting many biased posts here also.

    I didn’t watch the Hindi version; I will definitely going to watch it. Then I will post my views.


  • Balagopal, I havent seen the Malayalam movie. I watched Rajnikanth’s Chandramukhi and didnt like it much. So compared to Chandramukhi, Bhool Bhulaiya is a much better flick. Personally, i loved the concept a lot!

  • Prash, comparisons are inevitable when it comes to remakes. SRK was compared to Amitabh Bachchan during Don, although the comparison might sound stupid there will be varied reactions. Some might like Amitabh, some might like SRK.. So i would say to each his own. :-)

  • I watch moviw and its really awesome in history of bollywood. more over I wouldsay it is an intelligent movie with well handled script.I am not fan of akshay kumar but after watching this movie i became fan of akshay…he has handled emotional scenes so easily. Its really well-made movie with good performances,

  • are bhaiyom is saal akshay ne sabki marke rakh di hai it shows that he is the one who is a real hero ,
    i love him and itsawesome to watch him on screen .

  • Agar Mujhe mauka mile to mai twinkle ko mar du aur akshay se shadi karlu i love him
    i hate sharukh salman and all khans tthe real man is Akki

  • i think akshay’s performance has fuked the hope off other actors this year and i am sure he will do all good movies in the coming years

  • Excellent movie.Being a malayali I have always enjoyed the original Manichithra thaazhu of Priyadarshan and he has done true justice to the Hindi make. The settings were well suited to the bollywood audience
    and Akshay has done wonderful job and Vidya Balan has done what maximum she could do.But I really missed the title song.It was placed last ,at the end of the movie and the theatre person did not have the patience to put the full song.I have request to Priyadarshan to place it somewhere in the beginning or with the introduction of Akki.

    Hats off to Priyadarshan for creating such a masterpiece.

  • a gr8 movie in every way thrilling,fast paced narrative,a gud mix of entertaining theory telling wid gr8 performances 2 complement short perfect hit material.

    akshay kr n vidya balan stand out as d best in terms of acting

  • Wowww awesome movie… we group of 15 ppl really enjoyed this movie.In fact we never saw this kind of movie earlier in history of bollywood… Previously if its akshay kumar movie then I used to forget acting.Now a days we go to watch it for Akshay kumar acting. Top notch performance from this man….others are good as well….Seems Akshay kumar will soon overtake SRK…

  • guys I just watched thi movie…and it is in fact brilliant movie. good script..everything is there in movie… I am surprised how akshay has handled emotional scenes so easily… he is like old wine…getss better time by time…Vidya is better…for akshay and vidya its worth watching…

  • well not a good movie compared to priyadarshan standards.i just came after watching the movie.this time he cudnt use akshay well.script is loose .and i dont know so much time was there to put the hare rama song in the movie and director kept it for the end when people started leaving the hall.too much hype was there that prompted me to watch the movie.i wish cud hv seen laga chunari mein daag.very bad time i will be watchfull before i pay for ur movie.

  • please give me tickets for sunday evening for bhool bhulaiya. akshay rocks these days . what an improved actor he is now and confident also


  • i have been reading about this moview since afternoon to get the first comments.except for rediff , no body has given a bad word for this movie and i know it is good. that song is mind blowing ” teri ankhen bhooool bhulaiya , teri baten bhool bhuliaya” great akshay great . garam masala bhee achi thee. keep ti going . you are the NO 1. HEY BABY yes u are no 1. let SRK sit on his OSO (it is looking stupid to me

  • The movie was a good one.. i have watched both the malayalam(the original) and tamil versions of it. the malayalam one was gr8 with mohanlal and shobhana(especially) putting up a mindblowing perfomance. The tamil one was really, wel. what do i say.. bad.. the whole script was spoiled. but bhool bhulaiya was far, far better than chandramukhi(tamil).. vidya balan has done a gr8 job.. and akshay too.. good work and worth watching even if u have watched the original one. you wont be disappointed like u must have been after watching chandramukhi. I dont have anythng against the tamil movie but it spoiled the the beautiful movie that was manichitratazhu(malayalam). gr8 work priyadarshan, for adapting the story so well without spoiling its essence.. and i must mention this again.. gr8 work akshay and vidya balan.. u wer gr8.

  • oh my dear ‘M.K.Sajjin’………Manichitrathazhu was directed by Fazil……..not by Priyadarsan….how come u dont know this being a Malayali……..shame on u…….Priyadarsan only likes to make films in bollywood and that too remakes of malayalam hit films :)

  • AMAZING FILM ! Sheerly for the novelty of the subject.

    It’s high time a versatile directr like Priyadarshan should have taken genre other than comedy. He is master of craft.

    Paisa Vasool.

    Thank you Balagopal for comparisions of all the versions. What you say is cent per cent true.

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