Bhoot Police Movie Review
The film features two ghost-hunting Tantriks who practice witchery. They are Vibhooti (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji (Arjun Kapoor). These two occultists are recruited to apprehend a demon. The demon is said to wander around and haunt a tea estate in Himachal’s beautiful highlands.
Maya (Yami Gautam) and Kanu (Jacqueline Fernandez) are the owners of the tea estate in the mesmerizing backdrop of Himayalayan hills with a greenish tinge. Vibhuti has inborn malafide intentions. Women and money are his prime weaknesses. Chirounji has been depicted as an innocent lad. His sole purpose is to continue with the legacy of his dignified late father, Ullat Baba. The movie is about detailing the activities of these two brothers who have come to protect the two bankrupt sisters from the clutches of the unholy spirit.
The horror-comedy patch conceived by director Pavan Kirpalani has its highlights in bits and pieces. However, childishness gesticulations in the name of acting outweigh the story outline. One-liners about nepotism and parallels to go-corona-go are particularly amusing. The setting and concept attract your attention right away. Saif Ali Khan’s dialect in local tone with an anglicized accent seems unwittingly comical.
The performance of Yami and Arjun is tolerable. Still, one gets disappointed after watching Saif and Jacqueline’s dramatics as if they have come to fill the gaps. The story is not bad as it sarcastically throws light on social abuses and superstitions. But, has the director been successful in painting a picture that positively reaches the masses?
Only silverlining in the film is the performance of Jamie Lever (Johny Lever’s daughter). You’ll be roaring with laughter as she sings Aishwarya Rai‘s gorgeous romantic number “Aao Na” while her husband struggles to excrete. She infallibly holds the center stage! If you want to watch the movie, just go for her!
The movie Bhoot Police lacks sum and substance in a big way. The blend of horror and comedy is without any purpose and fails to lure the audience!