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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
The name of the child "Banku" is picked from an incomplete script "Banku babur Bandhu (Mr. Banku's Friend)" written by Satyajit Ray. His script portrayed an alien on screen as a friendly and playful being. See more »
The shadow of the camera dolly is visible over Banku's backside, when he's looking up in the stars for Bhoothnath. See more »
Bhootnath may be inspired by Casper the friendly ghost but it has a different story. The first half was quite childish although it wasn't that bad but the second half was so good that it saved the whole film. In other words it had a little bit of everything for every age e.g. First half is for children & second half is for adults. The film had a very nice, funny, emotional and heart touching relationship between a little boy and a ghost.
It is the directorial debut of Vivek Sharma and is produced by the team behind Baghban & Baabul. This year their have been extremely disappointing directorial debut films that were completely rubbish like U Me aur Hum & Tashan but Bhootnath isn't. It also has been a long time since Shah Rukh Khan & Juhi Chawla came back together on screen. I have always liked their on screen chemistry ever since I've seen Darr, so I was glad to see them together again. The music is OK and they will appeal to children and the only catchy song is Mere Buddy.
The only scene I didn't like is the very first song were all the children are dressed up like teenagers, I felt like it was unnecessary and did not suit the mood for the film otherwise Bhootnath is a very sweet film that leaves a smile on your face throughout and I also liked the teacher who steals all the lunch-boxes and the photo of him on his desk eating a huge sandwich was really funny. The opening credits was interesting when the candle burned out and the smoke turned into the title of the movie.
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