Cellphone Bhoot Evaluation | Filmfare.com

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3.0/5

Main (Siddhant Chaturvedi) and Gullu (Ishaan Khattar) are main horror buffs who’ve grown up on a day by day dose of Ramsay Brothers movies, in addition to Hollywood fare. In a bid to unite their ardour with entrepreneurship, they begin a number of companies with horror because the theme however sadly for them, every thing bombs. They meet an precise ghost Ragini (Katrina Kaif) at a ghost-themed social gathering hosted by them. She factors out that since they will see ghosts, they need to begin an exorcism enterprise. She joins up with them they usually find yourself offering moksha to a number of trapped souls. Their success is observed by sorcerer Atmaram (Jackie Shroff) who makes use of the trapped souls for his personal evil functions. How the 2 slackers and their pleasant ghost defeat Atmaram types the crux of the movie. 

Cellphone Bhoot is probably the silliest horror comedy you may ever see. There is a dance off between ghosts within the movie, a Bengali chudail who’s uninterested in freelance work and wishes a company job, a Punjabi daayan who loves to bop, one other ghost who likes shayari and so forth. It is each self-referential and self-aware. A few cleverly positioned product placements will certainly make you smile. Maybe probably the most tongue-in-cheek second occurs when Katrina Kaif’s character asks Sheeba Chadha, «Aapki Hindi kamjor hai kya,» (Do you not know Hindi effectively). It is campy, irreverent and does not take itself critically. There’s even a scene which has Jackie Shroff sending himself up, proclaiming he’s the unique hero since 1983 and taking part in the Hero signature tune on a flute. 

The issue is that it is not very effectively put collectively and the fabric is in every single place. There is a lack of coherence within the movie which mars its total impact. We perceive it was made through the pandemic and therefore should have suffered due to it. Nonetheless, a greater consideration to element, to screenplay and enhancing, would have turned it right into a far superior product than it presently is. 

The solid have taken to the silliness like geese to water. Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khattar have a bromance going and play off one another’s strengths. Their response photographs to one another and to Katrina Kaif are spot on. They’re goofy, playful, and produce out their internal Jim Carrey making faces. You may see they’re having loads of enjoyable essaying their roles. The identical is the case with Katrina Kaif, who one can fathom is having a whale of a time taking part in a useful ghost. She has at all times displayed good comedian timing and is in her aspect right here as effectively. Jackie Shroff as a megalomaniac tantrik too makes his presence felt. 

As stated earlier, all the weather of the movie don’t grasp collectively effectively. Watch the movie should you like foolish comedies. 

Trailer : Cellphone Bhoot

Rachana Dubey, November 4, 2022, 2:31 PM IST


critic’s ranking: 



3.5/5


Story: Greatest buddies and wannabe ghostbusters, Main and Gullu, assisted by a bhatakti aatma Ragini, are out to supply salvation to the lifeless and gone. Their life takes an surprising flip once they’re confronted with an evil baba, jealous of their progress.

Evaluation: Gullu and Main (Ishaan and Siddhant Chaturvedi), two single boys dwelling collectively, aspire to develop into skilled ghostbusters. With the help of pleasant ghost, Ragini (Katrina Kaif), they considerably reach doing so. However their journey hits a roadblock once they get pulled into Ragini’s bigger plan to salvage her lover from the clutches of an evil baba, Aatmaram (Jackie Shroff).
Gurmmeet Singh’s Cellphone Bhoot, written by Ravi Shankaran and Jasvinder Singh Bathtub, is an eclectic, out-of-the-box comedy. It’s evident from the proceedings that the writers and the director have spent a substantial period of time visualising each minute of the movie, so it doesn’t lose its steam half-way into its runtime.

Harking back to movies like Andaz Apna Apna, the characters take their conditions and themselves very critically. That paves the best way for humour which is embedded neatly into the screenplay, is unabashed and character-led. References to outdated and a few comparatively new Hindi motion pictures and kinky horror movies of the bygone many years (Ramsay Brothers’ movies) are additionally stitched into the narrative seamlessly. The screenplay is peppered with dialogues that may ease you into this movie’s loopy world and make you snicker by means of most components.

Having stated that, the movie lags when it comes to tempo within the first half until Jackie Shroff’s entry into the combo. That modifications the movie’s gear for the higher, nevertheless it additionally makes the eventual battle within the second half considerably predictable. There are minor however unmissable loopholes at a couple of junctures. The movie additionally takes sure artistic liberties which ought to have been averted fully, and that may have made the narrative much more participating and entertaining.

Within the technical division, the movie’s VFX, manufacturing design and prosthetics are completely synced with the narrative. The movie has been edited effectively, nevertheless it might have been slicker. The songs are purely decorative to the narrative right here. Regardless that you don’t thoughts them, you don’t take them residence with you.

Ishaan, Katrina and Siddhant have a cool camaraderie because the ghost-busting trio. The boys put out a assured efficiency. They’re the new-age model of Amar-Prem who don’t eat into one another’s screen-time or performances. They vibe with one another which is nice. The director has additionally ensured that the steadiness between their display time and their total presentation is maintained all through the runtime.

Katrina Kaif is gorgeous to have a look at. She makes it a degree to make sure that her presence does not overpower the narrative; she establishes her bro-code with the boys, and delivers a simple efficiency, taking part in on her strengths. Jackie Shroff is the tadka to this combine. He’s the seetimaar aspect of this comedy with out whom the humour quotient of the movie wouldn’t be the place it’s.

General, Gurmmeet Singh places out a singular horror comedy which is a departure from most materials one has seen within the 12 months to this point. For that itself this one deserves a go to to the theatre.



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