“A Vacation Treat”
Summer Vacations, Every child’s best time of the year. Mangoes, Sun, Games, Fun, etc. Kids love everything about this vacation. Parents go out with kids to picnic, outstation, malls and movies. Every thing else in this time of season is specially panned as per kids. But when it comes to movies, there were Hollywood movies to count as Bollywood never catered this audience. ‘Bhoothnath’ breaks the long due want for a vacation kids big treat, along with star value. Magic, Ghost, Kids fun, Pranks, Songs, Super star actors, etc this movies has everything.
‘Bhoothnath’ is story of Aaditya [Shah Rukh Khan] and Anjali [Juhi Chawla]. They move to Goa along with their son Banku [Aman Siddiqui,], who is a naughty child. Aaditya is an officer in a ship and has to leave for his work. He leaves his wife and son in the new house ‘Nath Villa’ which his shipping company has hired. ‘Nath Villa’ is possessed by a ghost Mr.Nath/Bhooth Nath [Amitabh Bachchan], who does not like any visitors. He scares the people who come to stay in this house. Bhoothnath decides to scare Banku, so he and his family leave the house. But Banku instead of getting scared thinks Bhoothnath is an angel. So banku tries to be friendly with bhoothnath but bhoothnath keeps creating troubles for banku’s family so they leave the house. In between this tug of war banku goes through an accident due to Bhoothnath. Bhoothnath gets upset and starts growing closer towards banku. They become best of buddies and have lots of fun. But the happiness is not forever, Bhoothnath’s past comes alive when his son Vijay [Priyanshu] comes from America to sell this house. This changes the entire world of Bhoothnath and Banku.
Music by Vishal Shekhar is good. The songs cater the kids and adults. The visual makes it more likeable. But one misses a chart buster song.
Vivek Sharma’s directorial debut is good and confident. He delivers a perfect blend for kids and adults. The story and screenplay is perfectly told and balanced right from the first frame of the movie. The first half is full of fun and caters the kids and also loved by the adults. Second half moves towards drama and emotional angle, which is liked by adults. The Special effects in this movie are in terms of an international film.
On the performance side…The movie belongs to the kid Aman Siddiqui and Mr.Bachchan. Both have delivered a good performance. The kid deserves special mention for his combo of naughty looks and innocent charms. Shah Rukh Khan, has a small role but proves his mark and presence. Juhi looks fresh and charming. Satish shah is funny. Rajpal yadav is waste. Priyanshu supports well.
So….”bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hain dum???”
Dum hain.. Bacho se lekar buddho tak sabhi ke liye dum hain. This movie will be liked by kids and the kid inside you. It’s a simple and entertaining film. Perfect vacations treat for all.
Ratings – 3 / 5