Bhoot: Will Bollywood Be Able to Repress Stereotypes of Horror Movies?

Horror movies have become an indispensable part of the past few decades, as Bollywood records would say. Several horror films are released each year (or more frequently) over and over again. ‘Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship’ is not an exception at all. 

But the surprise is the backdrop of a Dharma Production tag dangling on it. Yes, Karan Johar has made another smart move to break his choice of conventional drama. Or is it? Other wholesome facts are faces of coming of age actors like Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar. 

Watch out for the Mystery of Seabird, As It Unfolds

The trailer begins with strange news of a Seabird, a dead ship emerging on the Juhu beach, Mumbai. The more absurd thing is, nobody’s even in it. Then comes Kaushal, the newfound heartthrob of generation Z, being Prithvi, a surveying officer-in-charge of the investigation on the shipwreck. 

As the trailer advances ahead, weird aversions and a quick jolt to scary (we wish!) music and ambiance. The teaser has been longer here, left us with quite a buzz. 

The debutante director Bhanu Pratap Singh has tried too hard too fast to keep it bustling. The age-old stereotypical tactics won’t work on a generation that is too hard to scare. We hope, Kaushal, with the best weapon at his disposal, might save the day with his acting skills. 

Promises to Get You the Eerie Feels

Like any other Bollywood’s horror attempts, it does have a female ghost protagonist, literally lurking behind and all over Vicky. 

The trailers go a quick merry-go-round as it shows a couple of scenes in and out of the ship. A scene finds Kaushal in the hospital bed. Another sees a woman and a little girl with him. 

If you’ve missed the quick as a blink scene, let me tell you it was Bhumi Pednekar. You have to watch it again to seek her out. Next comes Ashutosh Rana, explaining the hallucinations, Vicky has been having for a while.  

Another Reason to Watch: Your Favourites

The horror take-on is directed by newcomer Bhanu Pratap Singh. The ensemble Cast includes one and only Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, Meher Vij, and others. 

The production behind the background score is the Zee Music Company. The house of production is surprisingly Dharma’s Karan Johar along with Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Shashank Khaitan. 

Worthy of the Terrifying Shouts, for Sure

A filthy and horrific-looking woman, walking upside down. A cracked mirror, abrupt appearances of ghosts ( so cliche!) Also, a ghost brutally tormenting a couple in love. Vicky Kaushal’s levitation in air and his struggles and endeavors of escaping his doomed luck and the ship, of course. 

The climax shows him, ambushed in a corner, within the boat. Vicky Kaushal? (oh my God!) Yay!!!! The trailer? A big no-no. But the mystery of whether he would be thriving to escape or not might keep our enthusiasm breathing. 

Get Ready to Feel the Chills!!

With the deepest desire of our hearts, we hope Kaushal wouldn’t fail to amaze us. Although this movie was originally subjected to release in the last year of November, it got postponed for Ayushmann Khurrana’s’ Bala.’ It has booked us a new date of 21st February, for the opening act. 

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