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Bhootnath (2008)

Bhoothnath (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 9 May 2008 (USA)
Moving into a new house, a family witnesses an unfriendly ghost who wants to drive them away from the house. However, he befriends a little boy who changes his outlook forever.


Vivek Sharma


Sudhanshu Dube (screenplay and dialogue), Vivek Sharma (screenplay and dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Kailash 'Bhoothnath' Nath
Juhi Chawla ... Anjali
Satish Shah ... Principal J.J. Irani
Rajpal Yadav ... Anthony
Priyanshu Chatterjee ... Vijay Nath (as Priyanshu Chatterji)
Aman Siddiqui Aman Siddiqui ... Aman
Shah Rukh Khan ... Aditya Sharma
Neena Kulkarni ... Nirmala
Delnaaz Irani ... (as Delnaz Paul)
Aashish Chaudhary ... Rohan
Nauheed Cyrusi ... Tina
Shaana Levy ... Shaana (as Shaana Diya)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Somesh Agarwal Somesh Agarwal ... Postman
Tejas Are Tejas Are ... (as Tejas)
Amay Kadakia Amay Kadakia ... Amit

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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 gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Did You Know?


Interestingly, B.R. Chopra wanted to make a film called Ek Aur Masiha with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Juhi Chawla in the late '90s but the film was never made. However, the whole cast eventually signed for this film. 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 »


Referenced in Gang of Ghosts (2014) See more »


Mere Buddy
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan and Armaan Malik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Spirit In The Material World
23 December 2012 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Yet another good performance from the indefatigable Amitabh Bachchan - the man has had such high standards over the decades and has generally kept up to them. This very moral tale was apparently inspired by Caspar but seems to me to owe slightly more (in spirit) to The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (Hollywood, 1947).

A family move into a house haunted by friendly old ghost Amitabh, who strikes up a warm and honest relationship with their son Aman. There's plenty of genuine family entertainment with a few nice songs and it starts out very well but the film eventually gets bogged down in vapid sentimentality, albeit always with a high moral tone. Avuncular Amitabh is the only reason to stay to the end, to see him go through every conceivable emotion, although one of my favourite pieces was Samay Ka Pahiya sung at the climax. I felt it when he fell all the way down the stairs even if he didn't! SRK had a minor part, but as with the main players was not well-used - only chubby Aman shone in his special relationship with the ghost. And some nice photography with faultless production.

So, fairly good but not particularly memorable - a pleasant way to fill a couple of hours.

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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$330,246, 11 May 2008

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Dolby Digital


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