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Bhoothnath (2008)

TV-Y7 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 9 May 2008 (USA)
Moving into a new house, a family witnesses an unfriendly ghost who wants to drive them away from the house. However, he befriends a little boy who changes his outlook forever.

Director:

Vivek Sharma

Writers:

Sudhanshu Dube (screenplay and dialogue), Vivek Sharma (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Kailash 'Bhoothnath' Nath
Juhi Chawla ... Anjali
Satish Shah ... Principal J.J. Irani
Rajpal Yadav ... Anthony
Priyanshu Chatterjee ... Vijay Nath (as Priyanshu Chatterji)
Aman Siddiqui Aman Siddiqui ... Aman
Shah Rukh Khan ... Aditya Sharma
Nina Kulkarni ... Nirmala (as Neena Kulkarni)
Delnaaz Irani ... (as Delnaz Paul)
Aashish Chaudhary ... Rohan
Nauheed Cyrusi ... Tina
Shaana Levy ... Shaana (as Shaana Diya)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Somesh Agarwal Somesh Agarwal ... Postman
Tejas Are Tejas Are ... (as Tejas)
Amay Kadakia Amay Kadakia ... Amit
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Storyline

Banku, his mother, Anjali Sharma and father move in to their new house -- the Nath villa, unaware of the fact that the house is inhabited by a ghost. It is learnt the ghost is not too happy with his new housemates. But what the ghost is not prepared for is his unlikely friendship with Banku. Now Banku must uncover the reason why his ghostly friend is stuck and help him to attain salvation. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Призрак виллы Натхов See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$330,246, 11 May 2008

Gross USA:

$476,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,236,817
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Company Credits

Production Co:

NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Tanmay Chaturvedi and Aamir Haafiz, who are participants in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2008 (TV Show), as well as Mussarat Abbas from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007, have all sung a song in this film. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the camera dolly is visible over Banku's backside, when he's looking up in the stars for Bhoothnath. See more »

Connections

Version of The Canterville Ghost (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Samay Ka Pahiya
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Hariharan and Sukhwinder Singh
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A Good Comedy With Family Drama
14 May 2008 | by Pratik112See all my reviews

I was totally surprised by this movie even though I had watched some of the promos. In a way, this is not a typical BR Chopra film and yet in a way it is - a simple film portraying a simple story.

Anjali Sharma, with her husband, Aditya, who works on cruise liner and their son, move to Goa and when they inform several taxi drivers as to where they want to go, all except one, refuse to take them. Enroute to the house, the driver informs them that the house is haunted and soon Aditya has to go to work, leaving Anjali to set up everything and including sending their son to a nearby school. One night, upon waking up, she sees her son looking for an ice cream bowl that he dropped only moments back. He even tells her that he has seen a ghost. But soon the ghost and the little boy become friends.

The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Rajpal Yadav, Lalit Parasher and both Priyanshu and Shah Rukh Khan make a friendly appearance. This is produced by Ravi Chopra and is directed by Vivek Sharma.

This movie, to an extent, has the echoes of "Baghban" where family drama is concerned and is a good comedy where the friendship between the boy and the ghost, as well as Rajpal Yadav and Satish Shah are concerned. But the friendship between the ghost and the son is more like a relationship between a grandson and grandfather. Besides the director, Vivek Sharma, roping in two of the most popular Bollywood stars, in his directorial debut, what is really interesting the family drama angle of the story - its not just for children as some have suggested or as some think, its also for adults.

The music by Vishal - Shekhar is quite melodious and worth listening and more so when Amitabh sings.

Conclusion: This is one movie that is worth while watching with family, including children. But if a family drama does make you cry, then I suggest you take some tissues with you.


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