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. Itís 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 brotherís 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 itís 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 devilís 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 ĎAllah Hafizí and ĎHare Krishna Hare Ramí 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.

Indicine.com 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)

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152 Comments

  • Hi All,

    Terrific film … a must watch. Amazing cinematography, superb background score, good direction and above all a strong and convincing script. Vidya Balan is set to a gr88 career ahead…..Mark my words.

    Now let me make somethings clear… The original Malyalam movie was on a seroius note… then the same subject was presented in a commercial way in the Kannada and Tamil versions… People the malayalam movie was good in its own way. And the other 2 were also unique in their own ways.. Pls dont try to compare. If you watch Bhool Bhulaiya as a fresh movie taking out of mind the previous 2, this one is the best looking at all the technical aspects and them odern techniques used here which were not there back in 1991-94… so dont compare.

    For those who havent watched it, pls go and watch it.. you will definately enjoy it.. thts a bet.

  • BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR…IN MY EYES THIS IS SECOND TRUE BLOCK BUSTER OF THE YEAR AFTER CDI…PARTNER WAS WORST MOVIE, ITS MAKERS SHOULD THANK TO SUMMER HOLIDAYS…BUT BB AND CDI (HEY BABBY WAS ALSO GOOD) ARE BEST MOVIES OF THE YEAR…VIDYA AND AKKI ARE COOOOOOOL…ESPECIALLY VIDYA…I READ REVIEWS AT REDIF SITE BUT THEY WERE WORST FOR BB…SO MY ADVICE TO REDIFE “YOUR WEBSITE IS NOT EVEN A PATCH OF WEB WORLD…” AND THANKS TO INDICINE WHO MADE ME WATCH A PURE ENTERTAINER…3.5 /5

  • It is a good movie in all 3 1/2 * rating. Good performance by all. Especilly the last dance sequence of Vidya. She really done a hard work for it. Also it is a good suspence movie, with a good comedy taste. Aki and Paresh rocks. I saw LCMD. It is an utter backwas movie. Bhool Bhulaiya. Yehi hai right choice. Just Go 4 it.

  • i loved this movie alot,m gonna see it one more time,n this will be my 5th time,i loved akshay’s acting :d n priyadarshan :bow: n some bitches n bastard :angry: they r asseshole :angry:

  • MUST SEE MOVIE. Agree with all the comments here that tells that it is a great movie! Great Script! It is one of those stories that makes sense in Bollywood. Great technical work, great music, some great acting, stunning suspense, the last 20 mins will keep you on the edge, I think a MUST SEE MOVIE for the year. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, YOU WILL WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN!

  • First of all none of the north Indian people really care about Malyalam or Tamil movies….I mean if those directors really wanted to broaden their horizons or wanted other people then tamil or malyali people to watch it…then they should’ve done it in Hindi. Lets face it people….none of the Indian audience watch Pakistani Movies. And almost all Pakistani people watch Hindi movies. So if Malyalam or Tamil directors do want to have more audience…they should make it in National Language. I am sure lots of south indian directors/writers are good. But in order to display their talent they HAVE TO make it in Hindi. I am not saying this because that’s the only language I understand. I am saying this is because 80-85% of indian population speak Hindi. And if we don’t like a Hindi movie we’ll go watch a Hollywood movie….I would say it’s VERY RARE for a north indian person to go get a Malyali DVD and watch it, hence he/she can’t really compare bollywood movie with south indian movie. Anyways, PERSONALLY I loved Bhool Bhulayaa and I don’t really want to compare it to some malyali movie or tamil movie. I would compare it to OTHER bollywood movies and this movie would be one of my favorite once this year….it was EXCELLENTTTT Vidya rulez man…so here’s my comment:

    Finally, a good hindi movie after a long time. With totally different storyline and no cliches…I am glad priyadarshan actually took sometime on making this movie and the direction was superb. Vidya Balan was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in her face expressions and acting. The dance sequence at the end and her face expressions just leaves an image in your brain. Vidya I believe just stole the whole show in her last scenes. Akshay was awesome like always…very dependable actor. Prash rawal was good. Every single actor gave excellent performance. And the songs were great. This movie is a MUST WATCH!!. Haven’t seen Laga Chunri Mein Daag…but have seen bad reviews on it. If you want something different then cliche storylines and same acting same shit….go watch Bhool Bhuliya.

  • :))Very entertaining movie guys. But can anybody tell me why do redif.com giving negative reviews. I personally liked the movie with my friends. We bunked from University and watched it today. I can say mind blowing entertainer. Nobody in bollywood has never tried this concept. This is novel concept. Thank you Priyan ji. And thanks to akshay & Divya. :?

  • FANTABULOUS, MARVELOUS JOB BY AKSHAY KUMAR.

    I RECOMMEND EVERY ONE TO WATCH THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

    TOOO GOOOOOOD MAN !!!!!!!!

  • I like to make a comment on Prash’s feedback.Hey friend i know you r a big fan of Rajani.I too like him.But dont dare to compare Shobana with Jyothika in that particular movie.Coz she was exceptional.And thats why got herself anotional award.What is Chandramukhi.Just a movie made for Rajani to act accroding to his status.No need for a good story.Infact the tamil people ruined the original script.I didn’t saw the Hindi version.Will make comment soon.Being a fan is good.But try to accept others also.Coz Indian film has lot of legends in every language.I salute all the legends of Indian cinema for which the have given us a great media of relaxation.

  • i was thinking that this movie would be a very good comedy like Herapheri. But this is not a comedy movie, this is suspense thriller cum comedy. and i think this has worked for this movie. this is a completely different idea. we can watch it twice or thrice. avoid LCMD,that is very bad. rajpal yadav is also good guys.,you didn’t mention him. 8 out of 10

  • A SUPERB FILM . GREAT PERFORMANCE BY AKSHAY AND VIDYA . SUPER HIT

    Vidya is an actress to watch out for…

    I guess no other actress in the industry could do the job so excellent,

    5 STAR MOVIE

  • ;) :yeh: :x :* cooooooooooooooooool movie. I liked the suspense. Vidhya looks like a fine actress during last 15 minutes when she behaves like Manjulika-the king mistress of the movie. This is movie for intelligent audience. Will be a super hit. 3 starts out of five.

  • Hi All,

    I read TOI reviews 2/5 reading ur comments i feel i shud go and watch
    I have seen the movie in Kannada and Malyalam… even if its 60% of these 2
    i think it will be worth watching….hoping a grt8 show frm AK and Vidya

  • Dude!! I read all the above comment…I dont see its Other language Verson but Bhool Bhulaiya is Superb…A awesome movie in bollywood…Gr888 One. :x :yeh: :*

  • :bow:hey u all guys and girls why r u so mean
    the movie rocks i seen the 1st day 1st show
    so liked movie very much its excellent
    Shiney Ahuja has payed little role on raja
    but vidya balan and akshay played the fantastic role in movie the make up of vidya balan at end is to ggod
    in this movie v can see its comedy of akshay
    too good frome me it should be 4 star for the movie
    :bow:

  • AWESOME MOVIE………. GR8 ACTING BY VIDYA BALAN IN THE CLIMAX…… WHAT I APPRECIATE IS THE STORY OF MOVIE….. STORY WAS EXTRAORDINARY….. THE CLIMAX OF THE STORY IS VRY VRY GUD… AND PLEASE DONT MISS A SCENE WHILE WATCHING MOVIE, AS EVRY SCENE HAS SUM SUSPENCE WHICH AKSHAY OPENS IN THE END.. ESPECIALLY AFTR INTERVAL.. DONT MISS… :yeh:

  • very unexpected.
    had gone to the theatre to experience another comedy but man,dont know whether the sound effects or the fact tht i saw tht in inox i was almost scared at the end of the day
    vidya balan was simpy outstanding.all in all total paisa wasool

  • grt movie to watch

    its really entertaining movie with good comedy and thriller in it

    don compare the movie with telugu or kannada or tamil anf if u compare u will not like that move

    just go an dwatch and u will like it .

    akshay is superb what i can say

  • Hi All,
    Thunderbolt of a movie…totally njoyed
    only disappointment was the tiltle track placed at the end…
    i hav lost tremondous amount of energy to whistle for AK
    i thnk its time for Khiladi to rule bollywood
    I wonder y did TOI rate it so low. Had this been released alonside OSO it wud have been a cracker of a contest

  • Guys.. just Vipul shah the producer of Sing is Kinng assured that this film will have never seen before looks…sure Akshay is going to be King of Bollywood…He is going to Ruleeeee

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