It's very late for a review, but I can't help myself from writing one. The other day I made the biggest mistake that I made recently in my life..I saw Bhool Bhulaiyaa!!!
Being an ardent fan of the 1993 malayalam classic Manichitrathazhu, I was very much inquisitive to know how Priyadarshan changes the tone of the story to suit an all India audience. And I was totally fooled by the director.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is the worst remake that anyone can make for any film. It sucks in every aspect. Almost all scenes(expect two extra scenes that were added) are a direct translation from the malayalam one. And an unwatchable performance by the actors.
Shiney Ahuja used to be a good actor. I liked his movie Hazharon Khwahishen Aisi. It seemed like he had good potential to make a mark in the big screen. But, here he fails miserably. He has made a mockery of the young husband, played by our dear Suresh Gopi. And the truth that no one can match Shobana's portrayal remains intact. Vidya Balan has shown that she is a very poor copy cat.
Akshay Kumar, the highest tax payer from Indian film industry will give you vibes at some point of time. But if you compare with our Mohanlal, nothing. But as a whole, its is only Akshay Kumar's performance that stands out.
(I am not talking about Amisha Patel as she has failed in every aspect. And she looks very old!!)
Music, by Pritam is rocking. But the sad part is the Hare Rama Hare Krishna songs was cut. But, with the choreography of the other songs, Priyadarshan has done only an average job.
Camera is really bad. In some scenes, where you have to really see the facial expression of the actors(especially that of Paresh Rawal), we are presented with a very long shot. This makes it really unworthy and I had a feeling that maybe the actors were not able to express themselves properly.
As a fellow blogger wrote, Manichitrathazhu has been raped apart in Bhool Bhulaiyaa. In short, I lost 150 bucks for nothing. Never in your life watch a Priyan's movie if it is a remake of one of our old classics.