Pavan Kirpalani’s story gives a STREE deja vu [2018] and ROOHI [2021]. But unlike the other two movies, it focuses on ghostbusters and that gives it a unique twist.

Bhoot Police Review {3.0 / 5} and Review Rating

BHOOT POLICE is the story of two tantrics who discover themselves when they try to protect themselves from an evil spirit. Vibhooti (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji (Arjun Kapoor) are brothers who pretend to be ghost hunters. They are the sons of the famous Ullat Baba (Saurabh Sachdeva) who died when Chiraunji was only 5 years old. Vibhooti does not believe in the existence of ghosts and spirits. So far, they have come across several cases where there were no evil spirits. But instead of telling their clients the truth, Vibhooti and Chiraunji intended to eradicate the ghost from their lives and receive a good rate in return. Vibhooti, ​​however, believes that ghosts exist and is waiting for an opportunity to teach an evil spirit a lesson. Opportunity comes to their doorstep when they meet Maya (Yami Gautam). She runs the Silawar tea factory and owns a large estate. He lives here with his sister Kanika (Jacqueline Fernandez). Yami tells Vibhooti and Chiraunji that she and the workers at the tea factory have experienced the presence of a ghost (also known as kichkandi) on the farm. A similar spirit was seen in his home 27 years ago and it was Ullat Baba who caught it in a pot and kept it in a safe place in a forest. At the farm, Vibhooti, ​​who still does not feel that there are any ghosts on the farm, challenges the kichkandi. The same night, a worker, Lata (Jamie Lever) and her husband Vinod (Rupesh Tillu) meet the kichkandi. A few days later, many other workers claim to have witnessed the spirit, but the description of the kichkandi varies from person to person. One night, Vibhooti and Chiraunji go into the forest and come across the tree where kichkandi it got trapped in the pot and stored. Chiraunji is surprised to find that the pot is intact and unbroken. This means that the spirit is still inside. Therefore, he concludes that the spirit that worries the farm today is different. To make matters worse, Vibhooti claims that his father was also a con man and that the pot has no evil spirit. To prove his point, he breaks the boat. What happens next forms the rest of the movie.

Bhoot Police movie review

Pavan Kirpalani’s story is novel. Give a déjà vu of STREE [2018] and ROOHI [2021] since BHOOT POLICE is also a horror comedy. But unlike the other two movies, BHOOT POLICE focuses on ghostbusters and that gives it a unique twist. The script by Pavan Kirpalani, Pooja Ladha Surti and Sumit Batheja (additional script by Anuvab Pal and Devashish Makhija) is entertaining. The characters are very well developed and the balance between horror and comedy is well maintained. However, some shocks are reminiscent of Hollywood horror movies. On the other hand, the first half is fine and it is only from the middle point that the movie becomes intriguing. Some events are puzzling. Inspector Cheddi Singh’s (Jaaved Jaaferi) track, meanwhile, is far from fun. Pooja Ladha Surti and Sumit Batheja’s dialogue is quite witty and funny, but only in some places. There were many opportunities for a lot more funny dialogue in a movie like this.

Pavan Kirpalani’s direction is stellar. He’s done horror movies in the past, and in that regard, he deserves praise for putting a compelling horror setup on the film. He handles comedy well, but the surprising thing is that even the dramatic and emotional moments are executed very well. The scene where Vibhooti slaps Chiraunji and the dialogue that follows is memorable. Also, the climax has an emotional angle and is well woven into the narrative. However, it leaves some questions unanswered.

BHOOT POLICE starts off great. There’s humor, horror, and an unexpected twist to the entrance scene and it sets the mood. The chase sequence at the Tantrik Fair doesn’t bring a laugh. The scene where Lata is forced to sing a song by her husband Vinod is scary and funny too. But apart from this scene and the opening sequence, nothing interesting happens in the movie. The level of interest increases only when Vibhooti breaks the pot. After the interval, humor is minimal and terror takes precedence. The last 30 minutes are quite exciting. The numerous turns and the emotional track work well.

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Saif Ali Khan is the best performer in the film. He slips into the part of the evil tantric effortlessly and adds to the insanity. Arjun Kapoor is sincere. Your role does not allow you to contribute to the laugh quotient. But he looks fit for the role and looks quite a bit better than his other late-movie appearances. Yami Gautam is decent but goes to another level in the pre-climax. Jacqueline Fernandez is average. Jaaved Jaaferi fails to provoke laughter. Saurabh Sachdeva and Girish Kulkarni (Santu the monk) are there for just one scene and give worthy performances. The late Amit Mistry (Hari Kumar) has an important role and is entertaining. Jamie Lever and Rupesh Tillu leave their mark, especially the former. Yashaswini Dayama (Guddi) is too good. Rajpal Yadav (Goggle Baba) is lost. The child actor who plays Titli is adorable.

BHOOT POLICE is a movie without songs. ‘Aayi Aayi Bhoot Police’ is played in the end credits while ‘Mujhe Pyaar Aaya Hai’ and ‘Raat Gayi’ they are absent in the narrative. It’s great that the actors don’t start singing and dancing and that the romantic track between the leads is subtly displayed. Clinton Cerejo’s background score is excellent and a special mention should also go to Anirban Sengupta’s sound design. It enhances the spooky element of the movie.

Jayakrishna Gummadi’s cinematography is impressive. The places of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh are delicately captured. Anita Rajgopalan and Donald Reagen Stanley’s production design is rich and in tune with the theme of the film. Abhilasha Devnani and Manisha Melwani’s outfits are glamorous. The ones Saif and Arjun wear are elegant and yet match their tantric characters. Redefine, Fractal Picture Pvt Ltd and Old Monk Studios’ visual effects are a bit unreal, but they work. Pooja Ladha Surti’s editing is fluid.

Overall, BHOOT POLICE has a weak first half, but the post-interval parts are quite entertaining and exciting. The combination of horror, comedy, and excitement makes for a decent watch.

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