Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: Tabu is the showstopper in this Kartik Aaryan-Kiara starrer

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review:  Directed by Anees Bazmee, 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' is a 'complete entertainment package' that will entertain you from start to finish. Starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, this is a funny horror movie with brilliant cinematography that you will enjoy. But first, throw logic out of the window!

                                                                 [Source: Kartik Aaryan on Twitter]

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: Story of Two Strangers  
Starting with two strangers (Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani) who are travelling to a picturesque location, the story of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is completely different from its previous avatar - the one starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. Frankly, I didn't like their film  as it seemed like a poor copy of the original Malayalam film - Manichithrathaazhu starring Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Shobhana in the lead roles.

As I knew Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has Tabu in the lead role, I wanted to watch it. I really like the way she holds her characters on screen and the poise with which she, as an artist, breathes life into the protagonists she transmutes her energy into.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: From Manali to Rajasthan 

From Manali to Rajasthan, the distance would be 'kilometres and kilometres' as Malayalis would say, with a dash of humour. 

In this film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the story revolves in a palatial mansion in Rajasthan that is known as a haunted place of 'Manjulika'. A wealthy family is forced to shift from this place to let her reign in her dark empire. However, everything changes suddenly and the whole family is back in the same mansion and knowing very well that there are dangers of living in a haunted house.

Our hero 'Ruhan' (starring Kartik Aaryan) is charming, witty and holds the comic and romantic sequences smoothly. 

Clearly, logical thinking has no place in the narrative as it would take a 'rarest of the rare' instance for a young Indian man to offer to live in a haunted house, just to woo the lovely girl Reet (starring Kiara Advani) and that too, by lying to her entire family. The story begins on a lie, which eventually leads to disturbing truths that were hidden away within a wealthy family's dark past.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: What I liked
  • Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani bring a refreshing, chilled out vibe to this movie - yes, their chemistry is near-perfect in every scene. It keeps you entertained.
  • I am not some one who watches horror movies. I skip all horror films. Bhool Bhulaiyya 2 was fun to watch.
  • Tabu is brilliant as she holds every scene with an artist's confidence and grace. 
  • Sanjay Mishra, Rajesh Sharma and Rajpal Yadav made me laugh in almost every scene -such fine artists! 
  • Siddhant Ghegadmal, the child artist in  Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, is an young and talented artist to watch out for! His sense of comic timing and expressions are a treat to watch. Best of all, he holds his ground firmly!

                                                          [Source: Anees Bazmee on Instagram]

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: What I didn't like
  • The dialogues between Ruhan and Reet are too cheesy and melodramatic, Even the pace of their journey seems rushed to hurry them into the haunted house.
  • Black magic is not a subject to be taken lightly and its technical aspects, if not captured correctly, can be highly misleading and misinterpreted.
  • The horror scenes were almost comical.
  • The last 15 minutes when the mystery is unravelled was boring and almost predictable.
  • The narrative treats 'black magic' as the source of all evil, whereas the real issue is the abuse of power and knowledge due to lack of proper guidance from a real mentor. [READ: What does Tantric mean?]
  • There is a fine line between mocking superstitions and educating people about it - this narrative mixes it up.
Starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' is a highly entertaining movie which brings several fine and talented actors to the spotlight. Simply put, I enjoyed watching Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' and found myself smiling throughout.

                                                             [Source: Anees Bazmee on Instagram]

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