Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Bhoot’, released almost 17 years ago, is counted among the memorable horror films of Indian cinema. So when years later, a big production house like Dharma brings Vicky Kaushal like Samarth Kalakar with the same title ‘Bhoot’, as a viewer, you feel that there will be something new to see, but first time director Bhanu Pratap Singh makes his debut Through the film, they could not show anything that the horror lovers have not seen before.
Shipping officer Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is trying to overcome loneliness and depression in his personal life. Then he gets the news that a very big ship has reached the shore by itself without any crew members. Prithvi’s boss, who is on the verge of retirement, wants to get rid of this ship as soon as possible.
Right now they are investigating this ship that Earth has some strange experiences in the ship. At that time, the earth gets scared when these scary experiences surround it in the house. Earth discovers that this ship named Sea Bird has been haunted for a long time. He senses a shadow in the ship. When he investigates the ship called this ghost, many secrets are revealed, which reveal the very frightening truth. In this investigation, the sad aspect of the private life of the earth also comes to the fore.
This film by director Bhanu Pratap Singh is based on Real Incident, when years ago, a huge water ship suddenly came ashore without any humans. There is no doubt that the first horror scene of the film forces the mouth to scream, but as the film progresses, the atmosphere of fear is not able to take hold. The aspect of Vicky Kaushal’s personal life is reminiscent of Aamir Khan’s ‘Talaash’. There is no doubt that some scenes in the film are quite scary, but they lack novelty. We have also seen lizards creeping like lizards on ceilings and walls. The make-up of the ghost seems rather puffy. Background music has done well to increase fear, but due to the weak screenplay there is a feeling of repetition.
The kind of computer graphics used to empower horror films is inadequate. In the second half, the story gets shattered and in the climax it becomes a typical horror film due to the mantra ‘Heim Klim Chamunday’. The reason for the existence of the ghost has also not become reliable. At the end of the film, there is also a hint to make the director part two.
Vicky Kaushal has played the character of Prithvi suffering from guilt and depression. He has also been good in scenes of fear and surprise. Bhoomi is remembered as a guest artist, but the role of a strong actor like Ashutosh Rana is not developed properly. The supporting cast is fine.