Movie review: Bhoothnath Returns is a one-time family watch

Bhoothnath Returns

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao (Child actor), Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Rating: 4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended

amitabh_650_041114104438_041114011131Politics and entertainment are this country’s biggest ingredients. The latest to join the long queue of movies based on politics is Bhoothnath Returns.This sequel takes off from here the first part, 2008’s Bhoothnath ended. Kailash Nath a.k.a Bhoothnath is unsuccessful in scaring of a little boy named Banku, and eventually ends up becoming his friend. His family carries out a prayer meet for him, and Kailash Nath eventually reaches ‘bhoot’ (ghost) world. But here everyone’s out to poke fun at him. Why? Because even as a ghost he’s not able to carry out the simple task of scaring little children.Bhoothnath is embarrassed to say the least, and unable to bear the situation. He soon gets an assignment: to return to earth, scare some children, and become the rightful owner the respect he feels is owed to him.

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Bhoothnath reaches Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum, and here he happens to meet Akhrot, a (street-smart) kid from the slums, and soon they become friends. With Akhrot’s help, Bhoothnath is able to earn some money. Akhrot soon lands the two of them in a soup after agreeing to help a criminal-turned-politician called Baau.

To set matters straight, Akhrot tells Bhoothnath to stand against Baau in elections. The stage is set for commonn folk versus a corrupt politician.

Corruption remain the movie’s main focus. Parth Bhalerao has done a commendable job as Akhrot. Like Amitabh Bachchan rightly said, seeing these kids act makes you realise you still have a lot to learn. Boman Irani plays a wonderfully corrupt Baau, and needless to say his acting in the film was wonderful.

Bhoothnath Returns is a one-time family watch, and the perfect film for school kids on vacation. Meaning ‘Party Toh Banti Hai’.