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Bhoot (2003)

 |  Horror, Thriller  |  30 May 2003 (USA)
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Manjeet Khosla lives with her widowed mom in Bombay, India. She gets married, gives birth to a son, and separates from her spouse. She goes to live on the 12th floor of an apartment ... See full summary »

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Vishal
Urmila Matondkar ...
Swati
Nana Patekar ...
Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi
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Sarita
Fardeen Khan ...
Sanjay Thakkar
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Dr. Rajan
Tanuja ...
Mrs. Khosla
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Kamla Bai
Amar Talwar ...
Thakker
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Manjeet Khosla
Sabir Masani ...
Watchman
Rajendra Sethi ...
Patil
Lalit Marathe ...
Dr. Shyam
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ...
Peeya
Rekha Kamat ...
Vishal's neighbor - Old woman
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Manjeet Khosla lives with her widowed mom in Bombay, India. She gets married, gives birth to a son, and separates from her spouse. She goes to live on the 12th floor of an apartment building. Thereafter, she has an affair with Sanjay Thakkar, who is the son of the building Secretary. Shortly thereafter, she and her son fall down from their balcony and die. The building watchman testifies that Manjeet was depressed and suicidal. The apartment remains vacant for sometime, and then eventually new tenants, Vishal and his wife, Swati, move in. Vishal finds out about Manjeet's untimely death but keeps this information from Swati. When Swati finds out she is displeased with Vishal, but her anger dissolves quickly. Then Swati starts sleep-walking, leading Vishal to have her medically examined. After she recovers, she claims to see Manjeet in her apartment, as well as behaves strangely. Then the building watchman gets killed by having his neck and head turned backwards. Police Inspector ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Alhough the movie has no songs, a separate soundtrack album of the movie was released to promote the movie - a first for a Hindi-language Bollywood film. This, however, did not work, and the soundtrack sales were disappointing despite the success of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Urmila must climb 12 flights of stairs she is wearing peep-toe sandals with a heel of about 1 inch. But when she enters the flat she is wearing a three-inch heel with straps around the ankle. Similarly, when Rehka first meets Ajay Devgan she is wearing heels. When we see her entering the apartment building she is wearing flat sandals, but once inside the apartment she is wearing another - different - pair of heels. See more »

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Remade as Shock (2004) See more »

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Ghor Andhere
Written by Mahathi Prakash
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Vijay Prakash, Clinton Cerejo and Salim Merchant
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Scary one
14 June 2003 | by (Chennai, India) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie expecting to find another dumb "chaitan" story. But found that this one is actually pretty darn good, even without qualifying it as a Hindi horror film.

Hindi horror films are awful. I am yet to see one that is really scary, and most of the time, when the *scary* part comes, my friends and I burst out in laughter. The make up leaves much to be desired and the story is always the same.

The story part is pretty much the same here too. This is not exactly a never-seen-before sort of storyline. However, other things make up for it. The movie completely belongs to the actors and the technicians, mainly the sound editor and the cinematographer. They have done away with grotesque make up and stuck to minimalistic approach, which is actually scarier.

The actors are brilliant. The have not given in to the urge that many Bollywood stars have, of going into the rhetoric by making loooong speeches and show extreme expressions. All the parts, except Urmila's and Rekha's have been portrayed very subtly. Urmila is pretty good, Ajay Devgan is very believable. Tanuja gives an excellent understated performance. Rekha is truly amazing. She manages to creep you out even more than the ghost in some scenes.

The one complaint I have, is that the movie loses some of its fear factor after the intermission. It just isn't that scary anymore. Also, there isn't any particular twist. However, there is one part which could have been the twist, but was downplayed. But on the whole, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a good scare. The movie is not for people who see the same for stories.

Overall - 8 / 10


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