If you can watch a movie by avoiding some logic fails and less than catchy music, for Tabu's incredible acting, some slapstick jokes and general entertainment then Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is a movie for you
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 begins with Ruhaan aka Neil Bhosle (Kartik Aryan), son of a famous business tycoon who's declared dead and meets Reet Thakur (Kiara Advani) in Kashmir.
Reet is assumed dead after a bus accident and when she realises that her fiancé Sagar is in love with her sister, she decides to follow Ruhaan's example of playing dead for a while.
Ruhaan and Reet then go to her haveli in Rajasthan so that he can convince the family to get Sagar and Reet's sister married by some trick.
After this, the main premise begins when we meet Reet's family, her prince brother Uday Thakur (Amar Upadhyay) who's paralysed and her sister-in-law Anjulika (Tabu) in particular.
Reet pretends to be dead and Ruhaan poses as a person who can hear souls, the villagers call him 'Rooh Baba' and he becomes popular.
He convinces the family for the marriage and also to move back to the old haveli. The place had been abandoned due to the presence of Manjulika in it and she was supposedly locked in a room after which it was sealed.
The name of the spirit Manjulika is borrowed from the first part but the story is completely different in the movie.
Similarly, we have Bada pandit and Chota pandit played by Sanjay Mishra and Rajpal Yadav respectively.
There are other fine actors too like Ashwini Kalsekar as Panditain and Kali Prasad Mukherjee as Debanshu Chatterjee.
Character Development And Final Opinion
The character of Ruhaan was central to the plot but it lacked depth.
Kartik Aryan acted the same cool, arrogant and happy-go-lucky guy he was in Pyaar ka Punchnama, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Lukka Chuppi.
His comic timing was spot on and made even the cliché jokes bearable. His dance moves and expressions in the song Aamije Tomar were appreciable.
Reet, although was the only connection of Ruhaan to the Thakurs, had a limited role which she essayed well.
The real protagonist of the movie is Tabu, her acting skills exhibit a myriad of shades which soothe, thrill and terrify the viewers.
Her fans might be able to find similarities between this role and her role of Begum in Fitoor. She nailed the climax scenes and I have no doubts that after the end, it would be only Tabu you'll talk about.
Apart from her, the movie shines because of Rajpal Yadav who believes a donkey to be his wife and Sanjay Mishra, a hard-on hearing priest as was shown in the trailer.
The jokes were slapstick and more or less predictable but still elicited laughter being spoken in the right manner.
The movie has a few glaring loopholes in the story but all in all, being an Anees Baznee film, it had impressive subtleties that compensate for it.
Those who analyse comedy may term this one of a cheap nature as there are many sexist dialogues and jokes on an obese child (another similarity to Lukka Chuppi).
The music album except for the remade Aamije Tomar, once in Arijit's voice and the other time in Shreya Ghoshal's voice was pretty boring.
After watching the movie, people may find it a bit too similar to a Bipasha Basu horror movie, where the hero was her husband, Karan Singh Grover. (If you know it then you know).
All in all, the movie is a mostly fresh breath of air after Bollywood's endless no. of remakes and nepotism artists, unlike the film Nikamma which will be released in two weeks.
If you can watch a movie by avoiding some logic fails and less than catchy music, for Tabu's incredible acting, some slapstick jokes and general entertainment then Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a movie for you.
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