Movie Review: Bhoothnath Returns (2014)

Box Office: Below Avg.

Bhoothnath Returns takes Bhoothnath’s story forward. As he returns to ‘Bhoot World’ he is greeted with taunts and condemnation from other ghosts for bringing disrepute to the ghost-community for getting bullied by a kid on Earth. Post the humiliation, Bhoothnath decides to redeem himself and come back to scare a bunch of kids.

Bhoothnath’s search for kids brings him to Akhrot, a slum kid who is also the only person who can see him. Together they agree to help each other and their friendship sees them get involved in a cause that is bigger than they had ever imagined. To move ahead they will need to take on one of the country’s most powerful and corrupt politician Bhau. The Lok Sabha elections are nearing and Bhau’s victory is a mere formality, or is it?

In a world, where a common man is afraid of politics, will a common man’s ghost overcome his fear to stand up for what’s right and fight against injustice?

Bhoothnath Returns is an entertaining tale of good against evil, weak against powerful, past against future.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “BHOOTHNATH RETURNS highlights the plight of our country, its voters, the politicians and the various scams and the general indifference.”
3.5 “BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is made with noble intentions and the message it conveys resonates in the second hour.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Bhoothnath is directed very well by Nitesh Tiwari, there is no doubt that it will entertain cine-goers.. It’s entertainment .. Bachchan style!”
Indiatoday: Rohit Khilnani
3.0 “Bhoothnath Returns is more like an election campaign.”
Daily Bhaskar
3.0 “If intentions defined good films, Bhoothnath Returns will score full marks.”
3.0 “An entertaining election movie.”
Zee News India
3.0 “Bachchan rocks in this witty election season comedy.”
3.0 “Bhoothnath Returns is a one-time family watch, and the perfect film for school kids on vacation.”
Indiatoday: Saurabh Dwivedi
3.0 “‘Bhootnath Returns’ displays a bit of heart and a bit of good intention.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Some funny moments apart, it’s unlikely to bhooth-capture the box office.”
2.5 “Bhoothnath Returns loses the plot.”
2.5 “Bhoothnath Returns Loses track, but still enjoyable.”
2.5 “Bhoothnath Returns is worth one time watch even for the kids.”
One India
2.5 “A bhootiya tale with more conscience than comic timing”
2.5 “The previous suffered from ‘Baghban’isation this one suffers from a cliche b-town political melodramatic sensation.”
2.5 “‘Bhoothnath Returns’ is neither funny nor serious enough”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Bhoothnath Returns needed Bhoothnath to direct.”
Rediff: Raja Sen
2.0 “Parth outshines Amitabh Bachchan in Bhoothnath Returns.”

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