Film: Bhootnath Returns

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor

Story Line:
After getting salvation when Bhootnath arrives at ‘Bhootlok’, he realises that he has become a laughing stock as all the other ghosts laugh at him since he is not able to scare anyone.

The head of all the ghosts orders him to go back to the earth once again and gain respect by frightening the people. When he is back on earth, Bhootnath meets a street kid named Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao) who can only see him. Instead of not getting scared by Bhootnath, the smart kid uses him for small gains.

After much twist and turns here walks in the corrupt politician Jamez (Boman Irani) who is troubling the dwellers of the area. Instead of taking any wrong way, Bhootnath decides to contest the election against Jamez with the help of Akhrot and his friends. With a strong dose of humour, this movie makes us realize several loopholes of our social and political system. The underlying massage in humour strikes the chord of viewers’ heart.

Movie review: The movie’s first half has plenty of enjoyable moments between Partho and Bhoothnath. Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant as always but Partho is the surprise element. The manner in which he converses with senior Bachchan, it appears as if the megastar is actually his buddy.

Boman Irani is at his best as the corrupt politician and so is Sanjay Mishra as the lawyer. The small appearances by Ranbir Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan add an extra zing to this movie.

All the songs are not entertaining but ‘Party To Banti Hai’ and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s ‘Party With Bhootnath’ are topping the chartbusters.

The biggest problem with this film is its long length of 155 minutes, which could have been easily chopped by 30 minutes or so. While the second half is entertaining, the extra emphasis on politics makes the second half boring.

However, making a film concerning politics is justified as the election fever is still on in the country. The film also has some interesting message for the people to go out and vote.

Courtesy: JPN/inextlive

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