Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 movie review: fabulously entertaining nonstop spooky fun
What: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – the prolific Anees Bazmee is back with a fabulously entertaining nonstop spooky fun in this standalone sequel to the 2007 money spinner Bhool Bhulaiyaa by Priyadarshan starring Akshay Kumar. The Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a fresh air of entertainment to the core.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie synopsis
The deadly evil spirit of Manjulika gets locked by a tantric baba played by Govind Namdeo. Anjulika (Tabu) has been attacked by the evil Manjulika, the Thakur family leaves the haveli (mansion) and shifts to another place.
After 18 years, Anjulika’s niece and the darling of the Thakur family Reet (Kiara Advani) bumps into a charming stranger Ruhaan (Kartik Aaryan) in the midst of the breathtaking Himalayas.
Circumstances lead Ruhaan to Reet’s abandon haunted haveli were the evil ghost of Manjulika is locked.
The entry of Ruhaan in the haveli of Thakur’s lead to an entertaining fun filled maze of secrets, lies, truth, love, betrayal and more, wrapped in a nonstop entertaining loop.
The prolific Anees Bazmee we loved in Welcome, Singh Is King, No Entry, Mubarakan is back and this time Anees Bazmee tries his hand in a full length horror comedy (The antakshari scene at the graveyard in Welcome Back) may have served as a big motivator I guess.
Anees Bazmee hand in thrills in the psychological thriller genre was aptly displayed in the Deewangee the 2002 psychological thriller starring Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna and Urmila Matondkar was a pleasant surprise at that that time. The adaptation of Primal Fear (1996) by Gregory Hoblit that starred Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and Edward Norton fetched Ajay Devgn his first Filmfare award as “Best Villain”.
In Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 story by Aakash Kaushik and screenplay by Farhad Samji (also dialogues), Aakash Kaushik, Anees Bazmee gives us a horror comedy that though is a sequel to the 2007 money spinner Bhool Bhulaiyaa, its has an identity of its own.
A brilliantly etched balance of laughter, thrills, horror, romance and suspense packed in a delightfully pleasing family entertainer that hardly has any moment of boredom.
A sequel is a tough thing to handle and if it is something like Bhool Bhulaiyaa which falls under the spooky psychological genre and is quite popular, it becomes more challenging.
Director Anees Bazmee and his team of writers - Aakash Kaushik and Farhad Samji give us a winner.
You will find Anees Bazmee in his known element and complete command in sequences like Rooh Baba just to give an example.
The gags, jokes, fun is slapstick and the atmosphere that celebrates buffoonery is ample but done in such a convincing manner that any sensible lover of entertaining cinema will enjoy.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is sheer fun and it’s good to see Farhad Samji back to his element after that weird and wayward Bachchan Pandey..
Kartik Aaryan is in top gear, thoroughly enjoyable, excellent timing and comic sense, watch him during the climax, he nails it. Outstanding.
Kiara Advani looks gorgeous and is superb in her role.
Tabu – my god, the actress is pure brilliance, what timing, poise and approach to her role. Incredible.
Good support comes from Rajesh Sharma, Samarth Chauhan – plays the kid Potlu, Rajpal Yadav and Sanjay Mishra.
Ashwini Kalsekar is fine while Amar Upadhyay and Milind Gunaji pass the muster. Govind Namdeo has its moments.
Sandeep Shirodkar's background music is fantastic.
The title track has been remixed well. 'Ami Je Tomar’ is used nicely. 'De Taali' is eye poppingly shot.
Look out Manju 👀
Rooh Baba is here 👻https://t.co/0vvs7unuyq
Watch the family entertainer, #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 releasing in cinemas on 20th May, 2022!
Starring @TheAaryanKartik, @advani_kiara, #Tabu and @rajpalofficial; produced by #BhushanKumar, @MuradKhetani,
Look out Manju 👀
Manu Anand's camerawork is excellent. Rajat Poddar's production design is apt. Aki Narula's costumes are eye pleasing. VFX by After studios is good. Bunty Nagi's editing is as per the director’s vision.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 fails to save itself from falling into the trap of predictability and clichés
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is an out and out entertainer, a fabulously entertaining nonstop spooky fun this standalone sequel to the 2007 money spinner Bhool Bhulaiyaa is worth your every penny. Anees Bazmee, Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani are in top form. Or kya chahiye..