- 2 hr 9 min
Bhoothnath is a Hindi comedy-drama film released in 2008, directed by Vivek Sharma and produced by Ravi Chopra. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, and newcomer Abhinav Raj Singh in lead roles. The story revolves around an eight-year-old boy, Banku, who moves into a new house with his family. The house is haunted by the ghost of Kailash Nath, who wants Banku to leave the house. Banku, however, befriends the ghost and calls him Bhoothnath. The two have various adventures together, and Bhoothnath eventually helps Banku to become popular among his classmates by scaring off the school bullies. Juhi Chawla plays the role of Banku's mother, Anjali Sharma, who initially refuses to believe in the existence of ghosts. However, she later accepts that Bhoothnath exists and even helps him to overcome his past and achieve salvation. Amitabh Bachchan portrays the character of Bhoothnath, a former freedom fighter who dies before he can see India gain independence. He is stuck in a kind of limbo, unable to leave this world and enter the afterlife. The film deals with the themes of friendship, existence after death, and the relationship between parents and children. It has a good mix of emotional moments and humor, which makes it enjoyable for both kids and adults. The film also features Rajpal Yadav in a hilarious role as a fake exorcist who tries to get rid of the ghost. The songs in the film are enjoyable, with "Mere Buddy" quickly becoming a hit among children. The film's climax is especially heartwarming, as Bhoothnath achieves his long-awaited redemption and moves on to the afterlife. Overall, Bhoothnath is a fun, family-friendly movie that is worth watching for the performances of Amitabh Bachchan and the child actor, Abhinav Raj Singh. The movie explores the afterlife in a unique way that is heartwarming and relatable.