To be frank, I was going to review Jimmy (Mimoh starrer) first, but luckily I went for Bhoothnath and I am really happy about my decision. (More about Jimmy story in a while) Now back to Bhootnath.
The story revolves around a kid, Banku (Aman Siddiqui) and Bhootnath (Amitabh Bachchan). The story shows how Banku becomes friend of a bhoot or Angel in his words, how they share the relationship like grandfather and grand son.
Very well drafted story, aimed mostly at kids. In most of the kid movies we see the movie going overboard with those magical moments and gets lost in it or many movies mix lot of emotions to show softer side of the bhoot / ghost. But this movie has balance of both, emotions and comedy (magical stuff).
The kid Aman, impressed me the most, very natural acting. Really loved the chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and the kid, they look as if they are actually grandfather and the grandson. Like always, Amitabh Bachchan, he is a superstar, no one can beat him in terms of acting. Juhi Chawla was good, perfect for the character of a mother. Shahrukh was in guest appearance kind of role, nothing great there, they could have gone for an actor who is bit lighter on the pocket. Rajpal Yadav had a very limited role, kind of failed to make me laugh but his character was needed, so not wasted.
Graphics work was pretty good, I guess we have reached to a pretty good level in the field of GFX. I remember earlier kid movies, they badly lacked good GFX work.
Direction was pretty good, editing required some kind of tune up, found some scenes cut suddenly.. also couple of songs could have been chopped.. though kids might love those songs.
I guess, that’s it. Pretty nice movie.. worth watching in theatre, kinds gonna love this one.
I would give it [rating:3.5/5]. On the box office front, it should do fair amount of business, should reach the hit mark atleast.