'Friendly ghost' is one genre that Bollywood can't boast about, as there are very few movies that have managed to capture the audiences' interest.
Big B as Bhoothnath did manage to win many hearts, especially that of kids, and once again the superstar is back and this time with a social message.
Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) returns to the ghost world which is more like a resort and there he gets mocked as he did not manage to scare anyone while on earth; in fact, the kids managed to scare the hell out of him. So Bhoothnath feels quite insulted and decides to change things around by going back to earth once again.
Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao) is the only kid who is able to see Bhoothnath and he tries to use the ghost to his own advantage and make some quick bucks. A deal comes Akhrot's way which offers him 20 lakhs and the kid is excited about it. He, along with Bhoothnath has to vacate a building made by corrupt politician Bhau aka Jamez (Boman Irani). However, the building is haunted by spirits of people who were killed when they refused to vacate their houses for construction.
Bhoothnath decides to take revenge from Bhau and what follows is election drama and some emotional moments that will make your eyes moist.
Big B is a legend and he makes the fact come across stronger every time he appears on screen.
Bhoothnath is a role that is written for the superstar and you cannot imagine anyone else playing it.
Parth Bhalerao is an amazing talent. His chemistry with Big B is natural and he is not at all conscious about sharing screenspace with the superstar. In fact, in many situations he even steals the show.
Boman Irani delivers another solid performance and he plays the corrupt politician to perfection. Sanjay Misha is decent.
Nitesh Tiwari's direction is entertaining. He keeps you interested in the plot all throughout, the screenplay penned down by him is quite smooth.
There are few instances in Bhoothnath that make you go 'not possible', and at times it does get preachy but overall you enjoy the affair.
Editor Chandrashekhar Prajapati does a good job, but he could have definitely chopped off a few scenes.
Cinematography by Kamaljeet Negi is outstanding. Music of the movie is good, 'Party Toh Banti Hai' by Meet Bros is a fun song and 'Party With Bhoothnath' by Yo Yo Honey Singh has the spooky feel to it.
With elections around the corner, Bhoothnath gives a very good social message to the viewers and is a family entertainer.
Summer vacations have just started and Bhoothnath will return to the screens with a lot of fans eagerly awaiting too see India's Casper.