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Bhoot (2003)

When a married couple moves into a flat that is haunted by a spirit, a series of inexplicable experiences drive the wife to near madness. Now, the husband must protect his wife to save their marriage.

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Ram Gopal Varma
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Vishal
Urmila Matondkar ... Swati
Nana Patekar ... Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi
Rekha ... Sarita
Fardeen Khan ... Sanjay Thakkar
Victor Banerjee ... Dr. Rajan
Tanuja ... Mrs. Khosla
Seema Biswas ... Kamla Bai
Amar Talwar Amar Talwar ... Thakker
Barkha Madan Barkha Madan ... Manjeet Khosla
Sabir Masani Sabir Masani ... Watchman
Rajendra Sethi Rajendra Sethi ... Patil
Lalit Marathe ... Dr. Shyam
Peeya Rai Chowdhary Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Peeya
Rekha Kamat ... Vishal's neighbor - Old woman
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Storyline

Vishal (Ajay Devgan), a stock analyst, and his wife Swati (Urmila Matondkar). The two are in search for a flat in Mumbai. Vishal finds the perfect place on the 12th floor of a high-rise apartment building. However, the apartment has a horrifying past. The previous occupant of the flat, a young woman had killed her child and jumped from the balcony and died. Swati learns about this incident shortly after moving in and becomes oddly fixated with the story. Then, a series of inexplicable experiences drive Swati to near madness. Vishal becomes helpless and convinced his wife has developed some sort of psychological disorder. He consults a psychiatrist, Dr. Rajan (Victor Banerjee). The couple's maid (Seema Biswas) believes Swati to be possessed, and calls in an exorcist (Rekha). Meanwhile, other seemingly unrelated events take place around the building. The watchman (Sabeer Masani) is being terrorized, one of the residents Sanjay (Fardeen Khan) is behaving erratically, and a murder occurs.... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Rekha, Urmila Matondkar (as a child actor) and Victor Banerjee were in Kalyug 22 years before the release of this 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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Alternate-language version of Shock (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhoot Hoon Main
Written by Lalit Marathe
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim Merchant
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Vijay Prakash and Salim Merchant
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Scary one
14 June 2003 | by sowbiSee 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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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantômes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,000, 1 June 2003

Gross USA:

$106,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,660,402
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