Movie: Bhoot Police
Bhoot Police Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, Jaaved Jaaferi, Amit Mistry, Jamie Lever
Bhoot Police Director: Pawan Kripalani
Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar
Bhoot Police, directed by Pawan Kripalani, is a horror-comedy film that makes its goals obvious right from the start. Vibhooti (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji (Arjun Kapoor) are two brothers who make money by posing as exorcists and exploiting people’s faith in ghosts and supernatural powers.
Chiraunji, the younger brother, is eager to carry on their father’s tradition, and he has a genuine interest in tantric scriptures. The oldest brother, Vibhooti, on the other hand, never takes their vocation’s religious parts seriously. They work together to raid many haunted locations and possessed persons. While they reveal their targets’ deceptions, the beliefs of those around them are left intact, as this provides them more room to deceive others and profit.
Vibhooti and his brother have always been successful in removing the mask wherever they went, until they face a complex and difficult challenge, which is the story’s central theme.
The film offers a unique treatment for a Hindi film by selling an odd idea of exorcism and tantric practises. With the progression of the story and a smattering of comedic components, the narrative gains traction. The plot, on the other hand, grinds to a standstill on multiple points as attempts to make it funny fail miserably. But it’s the only way to do it in this town.
In terms of performances, As siblings who love to dislike each other, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor have a lively rhythm. Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam are both equally significant in the plot. Amit Mistry as the estate manager and Jaaved Jaaferi as a police inspector out to expose the siblings are among the cameos. There are enough occurrences to scare the living daylights out of you, and the music plays a significant role in this.
Bhoot Police is watchable, but only once, thanks to Saif Ali Khan’s years of experience and Arjun Kapoor’s well-mannered nuances.