Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Bhootnath makes a spirited comeback
Bhootnath is worth watching for its feel good political message, and Parth Bhalerao, who plays Akhrot, the street-smart Dharavi kid who befriends a ghost, writes Anupama Chopra.movie reviews Updated: Apr 12, 2014 11:03 IST
Film: Bhootnath Returns
Direction: Nitesh Tiwari
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Parth Bhalerao
Bhootnath Returns is unnecessarily bloated. It has far too much sermonising. The narrative is simplistic and naïve. And yet I recommend that you see the film — because it is also heartfelt, genuinely moving and, for the first half at least, slyly funny.
I was ready to give up when, just in time, Nitesh expertly pulled his scattered narrative together to end on a high note of a new morning in India. It’s all far removed from our reality, but still, it felt good. If you are willing to be a forgiving viewer, check out Bhoothnath Returns. It offers smiles and a smidgen of hope.