First Horror Movie For Vicky Kaushal.
Bhoot Part-1: The haunted Ship Starring Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar released this Friday along with Ayushmaan Khurana Starrer Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Movie received not so good reviews from the critics across the country. Horror movies has always been an unexplored genre in Bollywood as we have never seen what a true horror movie is.
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Akash Dhar, Ashutosh Rana, Meher Vij.
Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal), who works for a shipping company, loses his wife (Bhumi Pednekar) and his son in an unfortunate water accident. Years later, still unable to continue, he begins to hallucinate, which affects his professional life. He is posted to the case of a ship stranded on a beach in Mumbai.
Upon examining the ship, he falls into frightening objects of the ship’s former crew. When he accepts that the ship is haunted, he starts asking about the fate of the crew. With the help of his friend Riyaz (Akash Dhar) and a teacher in Tantrik (Ashutosh Rana), Prithvi manages to get to the bottom of this situation (literally!).
The ship, which could have been the central protagonist, is never really used for the main screams. Remove the boat and install a house. You will receive your usual horror movie that has been executed. There are chills, but they cost lack of emotions. Pushkar Singh’s script does not go well with sound design, since the score takes you to the horror scenes that make it quite predictable. What it really needed were good sudden fears to keep the intrigue.
Vicky Kaushal maintains subtlety in a chaotic disorder of a story. It is credible and, above all, he maintains the dominance of the narrative in places to prevent it from deviating incorrectly. But the scary script affects his presence at times when there is no fear.
Akash Dhar plays Vicky’s friend and offers no added value despite the appropriate screen area. Gets a very vague character to do anything. It is a missed opportunity to add a good angle of friendship to the script. Bhumi Pednekar makes a cameo. Ashutosh Rana gets a character that comes directly from his 90s horror movies and makes no sense.
Final Verdict: All in all, Bhoot: First part: the haunted ship is somewhere between a “Halloween” and an “Amavas” and simply cannot “crawl”. Genre n lovers can find moments to hold on, but that’s it.
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