Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidhya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal.
Year of Release: 2007.
Box Office: 84 Crore.
Available on: Netflix, Amazon
Music on: Saavn

Bhool Bhulaiya

Akshay Kumar, one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood feels the wrath of strong criticism from movie reviewers, fans and cinema gurus for not picking up a strong script. Bollywood has been stretching the same theme that 90’s era used to create a movie around. Poor boy, rich girl, and romance, this what Bollywood has limited its storyline too. Those who went ahead and break the magic funda didn’t see the good result.

Bhoolbhaiya is one of such movies that entertained the audience and had good reviews and monetary collections too. Rated 7+ on IMDB, Bhool Bhulaiya is one the highest rated Akshay’s movie. Even the popular streaming apps like Spuul, Hotstar have listed the movie for their visitors. The movie which runs around the haunted house where resides the ghost of the revenge-seeking victim. The movie shows how human psychology can control the supernatural power but this claim is debatable. Check this quora thread about movie storyline. The brief storyline is described below.

Storyline of Movie

The movie starts with the haunted house where resides the ghost of a dancer who was waiting for long forbidden revenge of her beloved one. The King of the palace who suppose to kill the lover of Manjulika(Female dancer). This ignited the anger of Manjulika who wants to bring justice for her lover’s death. After the death of king and Manjlika, the palace was abandoned by the king’s successors as they moved foreign while caretakers manage to keep Palace maintained. The whole nuisance and series of events start taking place when the successors of King decided to sore the oath of new King. Manjulika who was relentlessly waiting for King was thrilled to kill the kill with her own hands.

Avni and Siddharth after coming from the US decided to stay in the palace in spite of a repeated warning from the relatives and caretaker. Ignoring the stories and superstition, the step of staying at the old Palace is where the things go wrong. Avni manages to get the keys of the third floor that contains the Ghost of Majulika. This incident triggers the series of events and the deep-rooted interest of Avni in Manjulika stories made here the psychology victim. Avni feels the story of Majulika as her own story and tries out hard to kill Siddharth (Successor of King) who is the real king according to Majulika.

Aditya(Akshay Kumar) who is psychiatrist and friend of Siddharth tries to untangle the entire series of events. Having studied psychology, Aditya tries to tackle the problem in a more scientific way. He tries to divert the attention from Avni to Radha(Siddharth’s lover) which gives Avni license to seek her revenge from Siddharth. Aditya knows the fact that condition of Avni can’t be treated unless Manjulika wishes to kill King is not fulfilled. Aditya plant a completely fake event where he calls Manjulika and gives here full freedom to king Siddtharth. Taking the advantage of light and color, Manjulika is given a dummy body who is dressed like a king. As soon Manjulika takes here revenge, Avni gets freed from the control of Manjulika. The whole story has been placed so well together, it gives the punch of comedy, horror, and thriller at the same time. The fierce acting of Vidhya Balan at climax scene is performed to the perfection.

Reviews

The lead cast begged International Indian Film Academy Awards for their phenomenal performance. From actors to directors, comedians to singers, every lead artist begged the glorious awards. The film did very well at the box office with around 84 crores domestic collection. If released at present time, Bhool Bhulaiya is content of over INR 100 crores. The best part of the movie is that all the characters hold equal importance. Taking about music which plays a major role is giving promotional publicity to the film, the title track and mid-movie tracks are placed perfectly well. Few of the songs still looks fresh and pleasure to listen any time.

Unlike, the majority of Bollywood movies where stories run around lead character, Bhool Bhulaiya is not a single character dominated. If you love watching  these kind movies online for free then visit Voot 0r other legal websites where content is free to stream.