Bhoot Police is entertaining in parts, thanks to Saif Ali Khan’s flair and comic timing. Bhoot Police puts emphasis on ghostbusters, which brings a special touch to the movie. It’s an adventure story about a squad of two phony exorcists out to make a living and a cop on the trail of them.
‘Bhoot Police,’ directed by Pawan Kripalani, is a suspenseful horror-comedy that largely relies on complete farce. It’s a movie that every Indian can connect to. Horror is a format in which Bollywood has had restricted success. So many film producers have recently explored the horror-comedy genre, and yet only just a few movies have been able to strike the perfect spot.
Bhoot Police centers near this narrative and retains audiences intrigued with hilarious one-liners and regular spooks.
Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, and Javed Jaffery; Saurabh Sachdeva, Girish Kulkarni, Amit Mistry ,Jamie Lever
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Director: Pawan Kripalani
Music Director: Sachin-Jigar
Vibhooti (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji (Arjun Kapoor) are ghostbusting siblings whose father was noted for smoking out ghosts and returning them to the afterlife.
Bhoot Police was promoted to audiences as a movie about phony ghostbusters who trick people before experiencing a real ghost. Bhoot Police has a sluggish first half, but the second half is really interesting and enjoyable. The combination of horror, comedy, and emotion makes for an interesting and fun watch.
Bhoot Police Script Analysis
Vibhooti Baba (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji Baba (Arjun Kapoor) are ghostbusters. While one (Vibhooti) enjoys tricking people out of their money under the false pretense of getting rid of ghosts, the other (Chiraunji) is unhappy with this manner of living. He tries to persuade his brother to accept a “genuine case” since they are Tantriks with a better meaning. Maya (Yami Gautam) comes searching for Ullat Baba one day because there is a Kichkandi in her tea estate. Vibhooti and Chiraunji’s father, Ullat Baba, assisted them in exorcising the spirit 27 years ago. When Maya comes searching for him this time, she rather encounters his sons. They actually agree to assist. The ghostbuster brothers turn up at Silawar Tea Estate just to explore some plot lines.
The screenplay by Pavan Kirpalani, Pooja Ladha Surti, and Sumit Batheja (with an additional screenplay by Anuvab Pal and Devashish Makhija) is enjoyable.
Bhoot Police Star Performance
Saif Ali Khan has a powerful screen presence, and his interactions retain you captivated throughout. He smoothly slips into the role of the devilish tantric and adds to the craziness. Arjun Kapoor is genuine. He appears to be a good fit for the role. As siblings, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor have a joyful rhythm.
Yami Gautam is good, but she takes it to another level in the pre-climax. Jacqueline Fernandez is mediocre. In contexts of dramatic evolution, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam are both fairly meaningful in the narrative.
Jaaved Jaffery is unable to evoke laughter. Saurabh Sachdeva and Girish Kulkarni (Santu the monk) appear for only one scene but deliver solid performances. Late Amit Mistry (Hari Kumar) plays a significant and captivating role. Jamie Lever and Rupesh Tillu leave an impression, but again Rajpal Yadav is totally wasted.
Bhoot Police Direction and Music
Pavan Kirpalani’s direction is remarkable. He has previously directed horror movies and he should get credit for developing a compelling horror setup in the movie. He manages the comedy well, but what’s unusual is how well he manages the sad and emotional instances. The climax has an emotional dimension that is well merged into the plot.
Bhoot Police is a film without any songs. Clinton Cerejo’s background score is terrific, and Anirban Sengupta’s sound design earned a specific mention. It adds to the film’s haunting ambiance.