First of all I want to talk about the song “Ami Je Tomar”, a modernized classical masterpiece song which was long awaited to hear its melodious tune. The song is filmed on Vidya Balan and Vineeth with a spledid time switch between an old palatial environment and a today’s haunted manor, in other words a mode of imaginations and reality.
The haunted chant “Ami Je Tomar” remained a mystery until the ending portion of the movie. Only the initial two lines are in Bengali and the whole song is in Hindi. But, this Bengali touch stranded the whole song in a delightful pattern. There is another version of the song, which is all in Hindi language with the song title “Mere Dholna sun”.
Vidya and Vineeth performed a classical Indian dance in such a splendid way to ensnare the senses of viewers until the end. Vidya’s makeover in both modes was exquisite, she pleated herself well in a psychometric girl in the whole movie and specially in the song “Ami Je Tomar”. A must Watch performance.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa actually is a remake of Malayalam movie “Manichitrathazhu” (1993), Bhool Bhulaiyaa is directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Bhushan Kumar. Priyadarshan is well known for its comedy and fun filled movies in Bollywood, but this is a very different sort of movie and very subjective which he made on the misconceptions about phychiatric disorders, which are supposed to be created by a ghostly manifestation.
The movie runs with a slow pace in the first half, though the residual entertainment is guaranteed in each scene.
The story sets in an anscestral mansion which is supposed to be haunted, but newly wed couple Siddharth and Avni (Shiney Ahuja and Vidya Balan) insists to stay there to spend the holidays. Later, they open the palace like mansion and all all family members move in there to live together.
Soon after the shifting there starts a series of strange occurrences inside the mansion walls, a suspense arises in everybody’s mind. Siddarth annoyed by the rising horror calls his best friend Dr. Aditya (Akshey Kumar) from America to help him out.
Dr. Aditya’s entry grabs the reigns of rest of the movie, he is shown as a mischievous skilled psychiatrist who deeply observes the incidents, odd happening and mysterious Bengali chant “Ami Je tomar”.Â His overall performance in this movie is quite mature, modest and interesting.
Radha (Amisha Patel) who had once lost her heart to Siddarth in the past is shown as a calm and serious character, but she is a suspicion surrounded charachter due to her behavior.
Shiney has performed average and not well suited for the character he had given. Manoj Joshi acted well in his fatherly character. Paresh Rawal’s typical performance creates fun and entertainment.
Chhote Pandit (Rajpal Yadav) has provided a some memorable hilarious moments with his innocent attitude as always. Asrani performed as Morari and added some amusement among other comedians.
Music is dynamic and inaugural ‘Hare Ram Hare Krishna’ is a hit beat. Overall the music is vey well rythmed and commendable. Bhool Bhulaiyaa music gives a never lasting pleasure and an elegant melody.
The movie is an exquisite composition of horror, fear, suspense and thriller, also there are few sober comedy scenes. Though, it is a remake of a regional movie, but the essenceÂ lies in the subject, very different and a great message of disbelieving ghost sheltering in a human body. Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a family movie, which can be enjoyed watching with whole family.
Rating :: ****