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Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 12 October 2007 (India)
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An NRI and his wife decide to stay in his ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts. Soon, inexplicable occurrences cause him to call a psychiatrist to help solve the mystery.




Neeraj Vora (screenplay), Manisha Korde (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Dr. Aditya Shrivastav
Vidya Balan ... Avni Chaturvedi
Shiney Ahuja ... Siddharth Chaturvedi
Ameesha Patel ... Radha
Paresh Rawal ... Batukshankar Upadhyay
Rajpal Yadav ... Chhote Pandit / Lal Hanuman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asrani ... Murari
Vikram Gokhale ... Acharya Yagyaprakash Bharti
Manoj Joshi ... Badrinarayan 'Badri' Chaturvedi
Rasika Joshi ... Janki Upadhyay
Tarina Patel ... Nandini Upadhyay
Jimit Trivedi ... Radha's Brother
Vineeth ... Professor Sharad Prahlad / Shashidhar


When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the mansion. But events soon make him reconsider his beliefs. As unexplained and terrifying occurrences arise, Siddharth calls on his doctor friend to help solve the mystery. What will be the outcome? Will Siddharth's friend be able to solve this riddle? Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 14 October 2007

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The sequel of the movie will be releasing 12 years after the first part, starring Kartik Aaryan in the lead See more »


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Shri Yagyaprakashji Bharti: [pointing at Aditya] I've seen him somewhere before.
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Superb movie !! though i feel incorrectly named
12 October 2007 | by SparrowmaniacSee all my reviews

This was a movie tagged as a comedy, one which featured the likes of Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar plus directed by Priyadarshan. Naturally everyone expects this to be a comedy. Wrong !!! This is probably the best thriller of the year. A horror flick which has touches of comedy scattered around. Kinda reminds you of Johnny Depp's Sleepy Hollow.

I won't go far as comparing Sleepy Hollow with Bhool Bhulaiyaa, because they are not comparable. One is a Hollywood flick and the other Bollywood. One which is high budgeted other relatively low. But you cant but feel that the comedy which seemed forced in Sleepy Hollow is same for this flick. It really appears forced. One can feel that they can do away with the comedy in the first half of the movie all together. The sequences where the bloke has to be dumb in order to complete a holy task, just appears too forced.

And yet again, Akshay Kumar's comedy reels appear so natural. But like Priyadarshan's previous Bollywood movie Bhagam Bhag, this one also is a thriller. The difference is Bhagam Bhag remains a comedy, whereas Bhool Bhulaiyaa is indeed a thriller.

Vidya Balan gives a stellar performance, (I won't say why cause then you have too see the movie, I wont be giving out any spoilers) and so does Akshay Kumar, despite his so late entry almost an hour into the movie. Shiny Ahuja also appears impressive, he always does. Manoj Joshi was also very good as the elder figure of the family. Rajpal Yadav is probably the only true deserving gag reel of the movie. His small role is quite pertinent and gives you the laughs just about when and how it's necessary. Paresh Rawal and Asrani are wasted in the movie. An actor of Paresh Rawal's capability shouldn't have been used in this role. Amisha Patel is also wasted. A tinsel beauty of her caliber deserves far more screen time, though still she gives a very nice performance. But end of the day this movie will definitely be remembered by Vidya Balan's performance which is nothing short of mind blowing.

Keeping in the theme of the movie, very few songs have been used. Just three in fact apart from the title track which is shown during the end credits. And the music, background score is also to the point and perfect. The camera work is superb. One might feel towards the beginning that there are some bad editing, but towards the end you can feel that everything was actually kept intentionally and are all pertinent towards the climactic sequence of the movie. The sets were crafted lavishly and the entire locations are stupendous and exquisite.

Last of all, the direction, well what can I say ?? Priyadarshan is definitely the best Indian comedy director in my book, but this being his first complete horror/thriller he receives kudos in my book.

9/10 !!!

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