Bhoothnath Returns - External Reviews
Bhoothnath Returns is a kids’ film that at least some of us adults must watch this election season. Though it is a tad too naïve and preachy, and a little too long for it's own good, the film attempts to make a point that a number of us can learn from; it is a well-acted film with some genuine moments.
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37 reviewers have given Bhoothnath Returns an average rating of 2.7/5.0 (?)
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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies ...After seeing Bhoothnath befriending a little boy in the first film, it would have been so refreshing to see him with a little girl in the sequel. This is not a criticism of Bhoothnath Returns in particular but of Bollywood in general. We know that this industry prefers to tell us stories of men, but it’s sad to see the male dominance extending to children’s films too... full review
Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...that’s exactly the big mistake made by the makers of this much awaited sequel, wherein they couldn’t focus on the right target audience of their product at all who happened to be the kids in the age group of 6-14. Summing it all BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is just a misguided film having nothing in its content as per the expectations raised and the kid residing in me was really disappointed watching all those heavy-boring scenes, especially in its second half. ... full review
Thumbs up by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ... With some editing, and control on the second-half melodrama, Bhootnath Returns would have been even better. It is admirable that Tiwari does not try to fit in romance and item songs to attract a mass audience; he keeps the flying objects kind of silly special effects to a minimum, speaks to children as intelligent humans and also addresses grown-ups in a persuasive way. Worth a look. ... full review
So-So by Suhani Singh, india today ...Bhoothnath Returns' heart is in the right place, only the route it takes in the second half to convey the message is long and preachy. There is a song which seems totally out of place as it highlights the woes of the country through pictures of poor kids. It's enough that in real life we are surrounded with politicians delivering speeches making tall claims, it's another to walk into a theatre and listen to more lectures on how we need a "parivartan" (change). Soon Bhoothnath Returns heads into mawkish territory with a predictable end. Despite these flaws, Bhoothnath Returns works because it is well-meaning and has two striking actors - a rookie and a veteran - who bring the best out in each other.... full review
So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ...Together, the duo is terrific in their histrionics. A lot of actors are not able to get rid of the awe of Bacchan's towering personality when acting with him. It's to the director's credit that he could extract such a natural performance out of the film's child actor. Just for these two, Bhootnath Returns is worth the effort. ... full review
So-So Indicine ...Bhoothnath could have been a subtle comment of the corrupt world of politics in India with an added dose of dark humour. Unfortunately, it doesn’t reach those levels. But having said that, even when Bhoothnath is not subtle it is a great effort to commercialize an important matter. It is topical and has great performances. Bhoothnath Returns is perhaps better than the first part.... full review
So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Bhoothnath Returns is lightyears ahead of its first part. Told like a socio-political satire in the first half, it suffers when the humor runs out leaving behind an overdramatic climax. For the intelligent story and the umpteenth laughs of the first hour and mostly Parth & Big B’s impervious chemistry, the film deserves a watch. I am going with a 3/5. Could have been octaves ahead but doesn’t soar adequately.... full review
So-So by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...For a cynic, this might be too idealist a movie and it probably is. An honest man — or a ghost for that matter — winning elections in one constituency by solving simple issues like water and electricity is definitely not going to make a dent in the burgeoning corruption situation in the country... full review
So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Will Bhoothnath Returns be able to bhooth-capture the box office? It might not lose its deposit, but it does not look like it is in with a chance to romp home with a big margin. Tags: bhoothnath returns bhoothnath returns movie review bhoothnath returns review amitabh bachchan ranbir kapoor inShare Print MORE FROM NDTV IIFA 2014: John Travolta's favourite Bollywood actors IIFA thumakda: John Travolta dances with Hrithik, Priyanka Longtime bachelor George Clooney engaged to British lawyer: reports 2 States leads at box office, makes Rs 70 crores by Taboola Sponsored Content FROM THE WEB The Most Technically Challenging F1 Season has Begun. Here's WhyYouTube 50% Stock Market Collapse Looming (Prepare!)Newsmax LOL: Yuvraj to help AAP Campaign Pick up Speed?The Indian Republic Fisheries Should Contribute More to the EconomyFinancial Times MORE FROM THE WEBMORE FROM NDTV Lunchbox Packing Tips (Land O'Moms) Heart Attack: How Your Body Warns You Days Before (Newsmax Health) All Change in F1! Get an Exclusive View of Ferrari's Preparations (Shell) How to Book 5-Star Hotels on a Budget (StyleBlueprint) 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World (Amerikanki) 5 Stylish Choli Design Ideas for a Bride-to-be (Bollywoodshaadis) by Taboola Sponsored Content Post Your Comment Advertisement MORE FROM NDTV IIFA 2014: John Travolta's favourite Bollywood actors IIFA thumakda: John Travolta dances with Hrithik, Priyanka MORE FROM THE WEB The Most Technically Challenging F1 Season has Begun. …YouTube 50% Stock Market Collapse Looming (Prepare!)Newsmax by Taboola Sponsored Content Don't Miss IIFA thumakda: Travolta dances Bollywood styleDance partners – Hrithik, Priyanka His favourite Bollywood actorsTwo actresses have caught his fancy Sanjeev Kumar: a life less ordinarySholay’s Thakur to his fans, Hari bhai to his friends IIFA fashion policeBipasha and gang dress to impress America The verdict on Revolver RaniIs Fearless Kangana the new Hunterwali? Read our review Priyanka on why IIFA should be named after herAnd how she deals with heartbreak How Kaanchi's Mishti got her nameShe's really called Indrani Anushka regretting NH10 u-turn?She evicted National Awardee Rajkummar Rao from film "Wasn't easy growing up in New York with a last name like Fakhri"Nargis learnt the hard way Clooney's suitable girlSerial bachelor reportedly engaged to British lawyer Advertisement About Us | Advertise | Feedback | Disclaimer | Investor | Complaint Redressal © Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2014. All rights reserved. ... full review
So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...The film’s structure gets lopsided, the second half is uneven and overstretched, and often the director ends up overstating his good intentions. However, even though Bhoothnath Returns may sorely try your patience, at the same time it does make eminent sense too.... full review