Monday, October 22, 2007

Bhool Bhulaiya

Director Priyadarshan continuing his reign of remaking malayalam films in hindi.'Bhool Bhulaiya' is the latest one in the list.When some press people asked about the theme during the shoot of this film,he told them,this is the first psychological thriller ever happened in hindi.I dont know whether he can claim like that,anyway 'Bhool Bhulaiya' is a carbon copy of malayalam superhit film 'Manichitrathazhu'.

No need to mention the story of the film here.This story happens in Benares,the bank of river ganges.Here the haunted house is too big that we can call it as a 'haunted palace'.While living there, the married couple facing so many problems and a friend of them arrives to solve these things & what happens to them in the end is all discussed here.Shiny Ahuja('Gangster','Woh Lamhe' fame),Vidyabalan & Akshaykumar has done these roles respectively.

You should also know that tamil film 'Chandramukhi' by Rajnikanth-Jyothika & kannada film 'Apthamitra' by Vishnuvardhan-Soundarya were also remakes of 'Manichitrathazhu'.Both
these ran for more than 400days & they were directed by another malayalee,P Vasu.But in those films there were many changes in hero's characterisation as well as the climax portions.

All the scenes in 'Manichitrathazhu' is picturised as it is in hindi.It is good that Priyan has followed the malayalam version.But there also he has done a mistake by creating an extra lady character in the family who is mentally retarded,she has no dialogue till end,but she is there in most of the frames - it is like the placement of the dog in most of the frames of 'bobanum moliyum' cartoon series by Toms.The comedy part here is that in the climax portions showing excentric performance of the heroine, this lady get shocked & is recovered from mental illness !!!

None of the artists in 'Bhool Bhulaiya' is anywhere near the malayalee actors in performance, including Paresh Ravel(Innocent's role), Asrani(Ganeshan's role) & Rajpal Yadav(Pappu's role).
Vidyabalan should not be compared with Sobhana or Soundarya,likewise Akshaykumar to be compared with Mohanlal or Rajnikanth is foolishness.Camera work by Tiru is good.Priyadarshan should have taken more importance on the background score area.Rather than Ranjith Barot,it should have been somebody from the south, keeping in mind the extra ordinary bgm for 'Manichitrathazhu' by Johnson.

At least at this point of time we should not forget the story writer Madhumuttam,whose creativity has done a global buisness of about 300crores in all languages together,but he is still not a rich man in the cine field.Since 'Bhool Bhulaiya' is a pakka remake,Priyan wont receive such criticisation & complaints that RamgopalVarma heard for remaking 'Sholay'.

But we are all humans,an average malayalee will compare 'Bhool Bhulaiya' with 'Manichitrathazhu'.If you wont do this then you can enjoy a different hindi film.

Rating : 3 / 5

1 comment:

sujith said...

this is nisha sujith w/o sujithrs one of your old collegues.i had gone through your website and it finds i went through i had noticed a small mistake as of how you have stated the case of Shiny Ahuja.I would like to point out that Shiny is not a new comer any more.he has been in the industry from past two years.hope you would rectify this.Eagerly waiting to hear from you abt another movie.....