HPK

Movie Update: Bhoot Police Phone Bhoot a glance at horror-comedy films with new-age spin

Movie Update: Bhoot Police Phone Bhoot a glance at horror-comedy films with new-age spin

Movie Update: Bhoot Police Phone Bhoot a glance at horror-comedy films with new-age spin


The old classic 'Bhoot Bangla' and up to date releases like 'Bhul Bhulaiyaa', 'Bhootnath' come to mind once we consider horror films.

Besides other industries and therefore the country's economy that has been hit badly, this year hasn't been great for the Hindi movie industry too. With the theatres shutting down thanks to the coronavirus-induced pandemic for over six months and now, after unlock and theatres reopening not many turning up at cinema halls, the year's just gone with few releases on the large screen. However, these grim times haven't discouraged our filmmakers and writers from arising with interesting scripts and getting back to shooting films, all ready for an excellent next year. 

While we've seen low-budget, content-driven films do extremely well within the last few years, moving far away from regular horror, Bollywood is lately warming up to the thought of serving scares with a spot of humor. The horror-comedy as a genre is suddenly hip among mainstream Hindi filmmakers.

The genre has existed within the Hindi movie industry for ages -- the old classic 'Bhoot Bangla' and up to date releases like 'Bhul Bhulaiyaa', 'Bhootnath', 'Go Goa Gone' and 'Stree' come to mind once we consider horror films.

These films, however, were one-off cases. what's happening now's that Bollywood filmmakers have suddenly taken interest within the genre of horror-comedy in a way that it looks like the genre is here to remain. Importantly, the new crop of films serves the funny scares with a new-age spin and a message.

Here's a glance at a couple of horror-comedy films that are ready to hit the silver screens/was released digitally this year. 

Bhoot Police


The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, and Arjun Kapoor. The film, which sees the cast share screen space for the primary time, is helmed by Pawan Kripalani, who is understood for guiding thrillers like "Phobia" and "Ragini MMS". Not much is understood about the film, but it's being shot in various hill station locations like Dalhousie and Dharamshala.

Phone Bhoot

Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter close in "Phone Bhoot". it's scheduled for a 2021 release. The film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Gurmeet Singh. Details associated with the film are still covert.


This movie too will see the fresh pairing of Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor. "RoohiAfza" also features Varun Sharma during a key role. The film, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and directed by debutant Hardik Mehta, also stars Varun Sharma. it's slated to release on March 20, 2020. this may be Rajkummar`s third collaboration with Dinesh Vijan after "Stree" and "Made in China".

Laxmii

The Akshay Kumar starrer "Laxmii" released earlier this month. The horror-comedy may be a remake of the Tamil blockbuster "Muni 2: Kanchana". Raghava Lawrence, who had helmed the first, also helms the Bollywood remake co-starring Kiara Advani, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharad Kelkar, and Ashwini Kalsekar. The film has received an overwhelming response among the masses.

(With inputs from IANS)



Bagikan ke Facebook

Artikel Terkait

Tidak ada artikel lain dengan kategori serupa.