There is something about horror comedies that really fascinates me. In fact, horror is one of the genres that I really love. I mean, even though I get really scared while watching a horror movie, I feel an adrenaline rush which is what keeps me going. Speaking of the horror comedy genre, as a viewer, I feel like it’s one of the hardest genres to execute because you have to bring out two opposing moods in your viewer, and let’s be honest, there’s always the possibility of overdoing it. on either side. While the Indian audience did not know much about this genre, it was Stree which set its benchmark and has since become one of the favorite genres of Indian filmmakers.
Now when I saw the trailer for Bhoot Police starring Saif ali khan, Arjun kapoor, Yami Gautam, and Jacqueline fernandezI had loved it (because it was his favorite genre) and was eager to see what this team had to offer. Now that I’ve seen this horror comedy, I can finally say that this team surely knew the path they were walking on and has done it right. But before I go into more details, check out the trailer below:
Things that I loved!
- Saif Ali Khan and his comic moment
Actor Saif Ali Khan always excels in everything he does. He has done it one more time with this movie. He takes comedy to horror, his comic rhythm is impeccable. In fact, there are times when you’re in the midst of freaking out and laughing, thanks to Saif’s blows. There are no two ways about the actor’s unique sense of humor and it’s amazing to see them transpire on screen with his delivery of dialogue. It really is the strong point of the narrative. Saif is totally treating us with his versatility with Jawaani jaaneman, Tanhaji, and now this.
2. Arjun Kapoor as Chiraunji
Arjun Kapoor is the perfect Veeru for Saif Ali Khan’s Jai. He’s the perfect Robin for Saif Ali Khan’s Batman. Like Chiraunji in the movie, the actor is too good. Every movie needs a great balance, especially between a team, and Arjun brings that balance with his acting. There are so many scenes where Arjun will blow you away with his effortless dialogue and action. After the trailer, I wasn’t really sure about this couple, but I’m glad their camaraderie turned out so amazing. Arjun is really making his game with different types of cinema, be it Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Made in India, West.
3. The Horror Element
We all know that horror comedy is a difficult genre, and Stree had set the bar high for it. After Stree, it was difficult for the creators to live up to the expectations, but I’m happy the creators lived up to them. They have done justice to the genre, the movie has the comedy and horror it needs. The perfect startles will make you nervous, but I love the root of the narrative. The creators have understood the genre well and have not gone overboard with it, which is a great thing.
And a special mention to director Pavan Kriplani for giving us this visual treat. The visual effects of the film are very well done, and even though the film is on an OTT platform, it is so well done that the theatrical experience could have amplified it further.
Things that could have been better!
- The element of terror should have been more
Yes, I’m being greedy here, because I’m a horror fanatic. Not that I didn’t enjoy the horror part of the movie, but I would have enjoyed it more.
2. I wanted to see more of Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam
Both Jacqueline and Yami have done a great job in whatever role they had, I think they could have a little more of their characters. However, the ladies have done a fantastic job.
All things considered, I highly recommend that you watch this movie on the long weekend.
My Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5
Co-written by: Nawaz Kochra