Starring: Parambrata Chatterjee, Sharman Joshi, Mahi Gill, Anupam Kher
Directed by Satish Kaushik
The 2012 Bengali film Bhooter Bhabishyat gave an interesting new spin to the horror genre by adding an intelligent sense of history and a touch of comedy. It also took its own unique potshot at urbanisation and its perils. About a house being pulled down to make way for a mall, Bhooter Bhabishyat focused on the several ghosts from the past residing there and facing an uncertain future. Where will they go? How will they find a new home? Those ghosts now return in a Hindi film but things are not the same. The fresh, quaint touch, rootedness and innate wit of the original is lost in Satish Kaushik’s ham-handed remake that is less about the little details, and has more to do with the broad brushstrokes.
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