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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Review: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara's horror-comedy is fun ride with Tabu in her best element

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani's film is a fun-filled family 'masala' entertainer, with a heavy dose of comedy and a splash of horror. Tabu's charm will continue to haunt you throughout the film and Rajpal Yadav will leave you with some memorable catchphrases.

Prerna Yadav Prerna Yadav Updated on: May 20, 2022 16:15 IST
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review

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  • Movie Name:Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
  • Critics Rating: 3 / 5
  • Release Date: May 20
  • Director: Anees Bazmee
  • Genre: Horror-comedy

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Review: Kartik Aaryan's first film in theatres post 2020 dramedy Love Aaj Kal 2, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has released on May 20 amidst huge expectations. A sequel to the blockbuster Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), the horror-comedy is bound to be compared. If you are wondering whether it stands strong in front of the original psychological drama, does Kartik's on-screen persona match Akshay Kumar's stellar performance, and if the ensemble cast comprising of Kiara Advani, Tabu, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and others add any value to the film, then the answer is a resounding yes! Anees Bazmee's directorial ticks all the boxes. But if you really want to enjoy the sequel then it would be better if you detach yourself from Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan's 2007 film and get ready to deep dive into the new world created around 'Manjulika'. 

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 does not show promise at the beginning when the usual boy-meets-girl theme, a little flitrtation and follow around is at play. Putting it simply the 'Jab We Met' concept. But what comes ahead is sure to keep you hooked. It is a mix of horror and comedy but the makers take the humour more seriously. Kartik, who plays the role of Ruhan aka Rooh Baba, subtly says the right jokes at the right time and keeps bringing the 'chill vibes'. For instance, the use of trending catchphrases like 'pawri ho rhi hai' and jokes about Donald Trump is instantly relatable and funny. Rajpal Yadav provides a stimulating environment throughout Kartik's comic scenes. His on-screen demeanor is just like in the original, an absolute delight.

Kiara Advani aka Reet Thakur from Rajasthan is a fresh face for the film. However, her character does not have much to add to the plot apart from a few laughs. Her chemistry with Kartik fails to create magic. Even romantic songs, flirtatious remarks, and kissing scenes do not help to liven up their chemistry. Tabu plays a double role in the film and once again proves her mettle by giving exceptional moments. At certain points, she seems to be carrying forward the film on her shoulders and proves to be the star of the movie. She can definitely take the responsibility for the audience to flock to the theatres. 

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had several applause-worthy moments where you won't be able to stop yourself from laughing and the loud cheers in the theatre were proof. Actors Sanjay Mishra and Rajesh Sharma do justice to their roles. Child artist Siddhant Ghegadmal as Potlu also leaves a mark with his performance. 

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will definitely make the viewers laugh but it fails to hold them tight to their seats or inflict even small and genuine doses of horror. To all those who are expecting the film to give you a spine-chilling experience, then you may return home disappointed. To be honest, the film barely has any spooky moments. It was through shrill noises, thumping sounds, Manjulika's hoarse voice, and some aerial shots that the makers tried to add a tinge of fear.  

But again, the unexpected climax is a key element of the film which will surely leave you wanting for more.