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Bhoothnath Returns Review

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Ibnlive (CNN IBN)
The film's good bits, however, often feel squashed under the weight of its melodrama and its bloated running time of 2 hours and 35 minutes. There is some lofty sermonizing by at least two different characters, and an over-manipulative song-montage of abject poverty that attempts to squeeze a lump out of your throat. Despite the uneven writing, the film works because it has heart. I'm going with three out of five.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
While the first half is breezy, with several pleasurable moments and witty one-liners laced into the proceedings, the film does a U-turn in the post-interval portions. The goings-on, all of a sudden, turn serious, while the humor goes missing. On the whole, BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is made with noble intentions and the message it conveys resonates in the second hour, although those looking for entertainment may find it lacking in the second half. Watch it for some wonderful moments and superior performances by Bachchan Sr., Boman Irani and the child artist Parth Bhalerao.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Bhoothnath Returns is an entertaining film although it is slow and boring in parts. It has the potential to score on the strength of positive word of mouth. Its collections deserve to pick up but it is a fact that it has taken a very dull start because of absence of the youth factor in it and that is a major minus point as the first weekend is of paramount importance.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)
Bhootnath Returns is unnecessarily bloated. It has far too much sermonizing. The narrative is simplistic and naïve. And yet, I recommend that you see the film - because it’s heart-felt, genuinely moving and for the first half at least, slyly funny. If you are willing to be a forgiving viewer, check out Bhoothnath Returns. It offers smiles and a smidgen of hope. I’m going with three stars.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Madureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Tiwari's sequel sets off with a lot of promise, entertainment, laughs and endearing camaraderie between a bhooth and a boy. The first-half has wittily written scenes - strung with satire and emotion, but the story slowly turns into a tedious vocational course on voting. The preaching distracts from some superb performances and inadvertently loses humour, but the story does have its heart in the right place.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site: Rediff
Bhoothnath Returns, directed by Nitesh Tiwari -- a follow-up to the 2008 hit about how many faces Amitabh Bachchan could pull -- is about a ghost so fed-up with our corruption and our politicians that he decides to stand for the elections. It’s a cute concept, and our children’s films could certainly use more panache, but while in the hands of a Rajkumar Hirani this idea would have been gold, and made with brevity this could have been another OMG Oh My God, what we’re given turns out to be merely, wastefully exhausting.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site: Rediff
Adapting a socially relevant context and well-meaning theme is commendable but confusing, when coming from a brand associated with a children's fantasy. But Tiwari's script and filmmaking lacks the insight, sarcasm or resolution to make an incisive commentary on the business of politics. Whatever connect the towering Bachchan makes with his viewer is rudely disrupted to accommodate mediocre songs or misplaced sentimentalism in a prolonged slide show of poignant portraits making Bhoothnath's return quite a drag in the end.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
The impact of the film is diluted by a central confusion in tone: is this a film for kids fronting a bumbling ‘bhoot’ and loveable slumboy, or a tried-and-tested all-too-familiar Bollywood take on let’s-vote-the-bad-guys-out, and make Indian democracy a great place? I laughed out loud in a few bits, didn’t mind some of it, and blanked out in the rest. Finally it was neither funny nor serious enough: neither fully ghostly nor ghastly, but somewhere in between.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV
The film’s good intentions and the generally competent and controlled execution are marred by a screenplay riddled with inconsistencies. For one, Bhoothnath Returns, directed and co-written by Nitesh Tiwari, is overlong and overstretched. It labours its point about the plight of the poor and the voiceless with the kind of unconcealed zeal that not only robs it of any possibility of achieving subtlety, but also smacks of the hollowness of an election time speech.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site: India Today
The biggest problem with Bhoothnath is its long length of 155 minutes which could have been easily chopped by 30 minutes or so. Not all songs are entertaining but among the ones that you'll enjoy is Party to banti hai. The film also has some interesting message for people to go out and vote and what better timing as it's in the heat of elections in India.There is no doubt that Bhoothnath will entertain cine-goers.. It's entertainment .. Bachchan style!
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates24by7
While the theme is well-timed, and coincides with the Indian elections, the lack of a tighter edit and logic reduces it to a ghastly mess. At 160-minutes of screen time, it stops being a fun, endearing story and turns into a classroom lecture on voting rights. There's even a musical lesson on poverty, crime against women, communalism, and much else. Part of the problem lies in his inability to filter out the unnecessary. So, what could have been a good movie, turned into something hugely disappointing.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Daily Bhaskar Site: Dainik Bhaskar
Bhoothnath Returns is a film which is full of loopholes, yet the brilliant performance by Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and child artist Parth Bhalerao makes it a watchable film. Basic idea of Bhoothnath seems to have lost somewhere in the second part. Expect for the first 45 minutes, Bhoothnath Returns is a serious film which has a very serious political theme.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi
If intentions defined good films, Bhoothnath Returns will score full marks. The film’s tempo escalates the interest of the audiences, but scrambles frame by frame in the second half, diluting the impact of its climax. Though quite a watchable film, the lamentable bit is that it had massive potential to be smashing but fails due to the overbearing melodrama. As Big B says in a scene to a fellow ghost about bhoot world, “zyada expect mat kijiyega” fits valid for us.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site: Gulfnews
The first half is filled with light moments that underline their growing bond and camaraderie. But the film, which is touted as a children’s film, takes on a serious tone in the second half. While the first half is refreshingly devoid of needless drama, director Tiwari makes up for all that lost time. The climax is loaded with melodrama and tears. But the credit has to go to Akhrot and Bhoothnath for making the twists palatable. Watch this for Bhalerao and Bachchan (in that order).
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  1. last hour of movie is dragging boring shows laziness of director . second half may be bouncer for kids who have come to enjoy bhootnaths magic power .overall movie is moral in approach .first half is really good.

  2. Ratings:4.25/5 Review By: Divya Solgama Site:

    Final Verdict: So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hain Dum?

    Dum? Well, this movie has lots of dum that is required for any feel good type of film. ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ is not only restricted to kids, but also appeals to the adult audiences. Just like a homeopathy pill, this movie too, caters the bitter reality of our country in a sweet and entertaining format. The movie releases during the election time being a perfect booster for everyone. It is a must watch for all Amitabh Bachchan fans as well as for good movie lovers. If wishes do come true then let us all wish, “ab ki baar definitely ‘Bhoothnath’ ki hi sarkaar” which will wipe away our miseries for a better India.

    Ratings: 4.25/5

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  3. With election fever round the country, it is very much inevitable to see movies churning out this season are more likely to discuss about the same. Bhoothnath returns releasing today witnesses the ghost aspiring to contest the elections. Will it going to add anything bad in the current chaos or would certainly going to smoothen up the entire process, is really an interesting question to pose. Nitesh Tiwari- the director seems to be exploring this strange but interesting idea in his latest film – Bhoothnath Returns. It is the sequel of his earlier movie – Bhoothnath (2008) wherein Amitabh Bachchan was seen playing the central character with a small boy. However, this movie comes out today with a couple of impressive supporting cast actors including Boman Irani, Usha Jhadav and Anurag Kashyap who are seen playing important roles in this movie, while Shah Rukh Khan is seen playing a cameo character unlike the way he has played in the earlier Bhoothnath.

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  4. sunny leone is the best actress

  5. Flop movie...some good reviews only because of Amitabh Bachchan

    A serious family entertainer that could have been sweeter if shorter! [3.5/5]

    If you could just overlook the overtly stretched length of the film [2 hour 35 minutes to be précised], there is an enormous chance you would discover quite a complete family entertainer in Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial sequel BHOOTHNATH RETURNS that also manages to talk about many social issues in a loud, clear and smart way. A satirical take on criminalization, corruption and commercialization of Indian politics, BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is suitably backed by juicy writing with proper dose of wit and Indian melodrama, applause-worthy performances, fearless direction and a story that touches your heart at large.

    Taking story forward from the previous part, Kailash Nath played by the towering inferno called Amitabh Bachchan is sent to an afterlife ghost world which is being run in a modus operandi similar to our slow-moving, uninterested, unresponsive government offices of all kinds. Just because he could not scare a little kid Banku on earth, he’s now sent back to earth to rectify his failure. But to his bad bad luck, the kid here a rough-tongued, carefree slumdog tapori named Akhrot from Dharavi [Parth Bhalerao, equally confident and high on talent] also bounces back to Bhoothnath’s scare tactics with, “tu bhoot hai toh main daayan, shaadi banayega??” The chemistry between two sparks from the very start and they become friends forever. Things look smooth until the events and actions lead them to Bhau- the local goon-turned-corrupt politician [Boman Irani in a bit repetitive but interesting role]. And then starts the most disinteresting game of politics for common man with a new fascinating twist! Bhoothnath is ready to contest the election against Bhau!!

    Writer-director Nitesh Tiwari smartly makes the story move from being a satirical take on life afterlife to the dead serious issues in current political scenario in our country. After a hilariously amusing first 45 minutes that includes mainly the bonding between Bhoothnath and Akhrot, when Nitesh takes a u-turn on politics with a grim-grave real visual montage of child-labor, poverty, unemployment and hunger on a goose-bumping song ‘Saahib nazar rakhna’ you sure dip in doubts if this is the right route for a bollywood entertainer?? But the way Nitesh takes it forward, it’s amazing!

    From long queue of dead souls in waiting to get their desired reincarnation in the bhoot-world to Bhoothnath filing nomination in the Loksabha elections, film keeps you engaged and entertained for the most part and often in a regular interval. Only letdown here is the duration that makes you wonder if the film would ever end. On the performances, I would repeat Akhrot as he says to Bhoothnath, “thoda overacting kiya tu, but India mein yehi chalta hai”. Amitabh Bachchan is exceptionally likeable and emotive, Boman as a mean-menace Bhau suits the part but it’s Parth Bhalerao who stands taller than anyone else and steals the show with his power-packed coolness and ‘bindaas’ performance! Cameo by Anurag Kashyap and a short but soul-stirring part of a dead social activist by Vijay Maurya are worth mentioning.

    In these times of elections, BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is the best bet for anyone to get motivated to cast his vote as it speaks in volumes about anything and everything in Indian politics and that too without losing its spirit, sensitivity and the entertainment quotient. It dares to inherit the sparks, simplicity and sincerity in the story-telling techniques any of ‘Raju Hirani’ movies successfully emboss…and succeeds too, if not for the whole in glimpse for sure! Watch it! [3.5/5]

    1. Gaurav rai......#maharespect

    2. Awesome great review and a great movie

    3. thanks so much for the feedback...keep writing!!

  7. If you want to know the value of Your Vote than watch Bhootnath Returns

  8. BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is the best bet for anyone to get motivated to cast his vote as it speaks in volumes about anything and everything in Indian politics and that too without losing its spirit, sensitivity and the entertainment quotient. It dares to inherit the sparks, simplicity and sincerity in the story-telling techniques any of ‘Raju Hirani’ movies successfully emboss…and succeeds too, if not for the whole in glimpse for sure! Watch it! [3.5/5]


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