Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 review: The Anees Bazmee movie does invite comparisons with the unique however manages to maintain its floor, aided through robust performances from Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu.
It’s pretty tough to look at a sequel in isolation and now no longer draw comparisons with the unique. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 surely falls on this class because the first one–starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan–have become a gorgeous hit on the container workplace and has attained incredibly of a cult reputation over the years. Cut to 2022 with Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani looking to recreate the equal magic and Tabu lending an capin a position support. There’s of route more recent factors of thrill that director Anees Bazmee has instilled and introduced. It’s Aakash Kaushik’s tale (he has additionally written the dialogues) that permits the actors a big canvas to expose specific sun sunglasses and perform.
Strangers Ruhan Randhawa (Kartik Aaryan) and Reet Thakur (Kiara Advani) meet at a hill station and there is an immediate click on accompanied through a tune-and-dance sequence. Well, that is how maximum Bollywood love memories start. Things spread in a way that Ruhan and Reet wind up on the deserted haveli in which Manjulika’s spirit is thought to be held captive for 18 years. And in no time, Ruhan will become Rooh Baba and convinces human beings that he can speak to ghosts and lifeless human beings’s spirits. What takes place while he by chance unleashes the spirit it is been locked there for years? Will Manjulika take her revenge?
Will Rooh Baba deal with the state of affairs together along with his heroic acts?
While there is not anything not unusualplace on this sequel and the primary element–besides Manjulika–the historical past rating and the tune Ami Je Tomar continuously take you lower back to the 2009 movie and also you once more become comparing. Nevertheless, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a clean tale and it holds its floor. I’m satisfied that Anees Bazmee has now no longer simply resorted to leap scares to make it in shape the horror style however there are real moments of ‘ghostly encounters’ that take you through surprise.
Given that the director has a robust maintain at the comedy style too, having helmed movies together with No Entry, Welcome, Singh is King, there is no dearth of comedy in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The first-class element right here being that when a long term I were given to peer audiences chuckle out so difficult on easy jokes that usually loved clean landing. People had been clapping, hooting, screaming their hearts out for the duration of maximum elements of the movie.
Here, I ought to point out the unequalled craze and cheering on the access of Chota Pandit (Rajpal Yadav), who’s possibly the only (living) person that the makers have carried ahead from the unique. Rajpal brings a specific stage of comedy together along with his dialogues and expressions.
Kartik, on this humorous and uncanny function, supplies a overall performance that does not disappoint.
He receives adequate scope to expose his performing chops, dancing skills, comedian timing and does cause a few real laughter. Kiara is good and easy as Reet and appears terrifi in every frame. Not that it is a few extensively specific function that she hasn’t carried out withinside the past, but Kiara would not appearance caught everywhere and maintains up her charm.
Sadly, her chemistry with Kartik would not do any magic. Despite lots of flirting and one kiss, too, you by no means feel any sparks onscreen. Then there is Tabu, who stands tall from the phrase go. She is that this restrained, well-behaved and loving bahu of the Thakur own circle of relatives and it is the enjoy that indicates in each scene she seems in.
While we see little or no of her withinside the first half, Tabu takes over the bulk of post-c programming language scenes and she’s extraordinary with the ones curls, kohl eyes and her display presence. Is she as top as Vidya Balan? I’d go away that as much as you. However, one aspect I simply can not wrap my head round is the makeup our ghosts/spirits get in Bollywood. What’s with this cakey white face with cracks? I observed that during Stree, then Roohi and now ditto in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Come on, ghosts seemed manner higher withinside the 80s and 90s and in fact horrifying with out the zombie-like makeover.
I want Bazmee had paid a touch extra interest to that branch and taken a few novelty.
Among different helping cast, Sanjay Mishra, Ashwini Kalsekar and Rajesh Sharma convey a few hilarious moments. Milind Gunanji and Amar Upadhyay too have important elements however in a totally restrained display time, we do not see them convey a good deal to the table. Chola actor Siddhant Ghegadmal as Potlu is pretty a fresh addition and lifts up some stupid scenes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 would not bore you. It would not go away you in absolute awe of it either. It cracks you up pretty often. Sometimes makes you query the good judgment of it all. But withinside the end, it is a own circle of relatives entertainer that does not stroll at the crutches of slapstick comedy to make you chuckle.