Thank you Angie and others who kept us well informed of trailers. Now I’m gonna try to catch up!
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Well, this is disappointing. The original-original in Malayalam is an all time classic with a fair amount of deep statements. The remake in Hindi kept the broad strokes of the plot at least. The main point is that all the village people assume the answer is a ghost, and that the person possessed is the person who society has already deemed untrustworthy and so on (the unmarried daughter of the house). But our hero shows up, at first presenting himself as a ghost hunter and then revealing himself as a Psychiatrist. The REAL answer is mental illness, and the real person doing these things is unexpected. You can’t just leap to ghosts, and blaming the easy answer, that’s the message. Also the message is, “we have written the greatest catchiest end credits song of all time.”
The sequel keeps the end credits song, thank goodness, but seems to dump everything else. It’s just another horror comedy. No lesson about superstition and assumptions and the toxic nature of families, just “ha-ha, ghost!”
Now this is a sequel I can get behind! Takes what was good about the first one (Tiger kicking things, songs, aggressively flirty relationship) and adds Nawazuddin Siddiqui! So much jumping and shirtless and songs and flirting and eviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil.
Well this looks REALLY INTERESTING!!!! My only concern is the balance between humor and serious. Because either it gets too humorous and I can’t enjoy it because the issue is too serious. Or it gets too serious and I get mad because it was a bait and switch of a comic premise and then suddenly super serious. The one thing I hope hope hope for is that it manages to say “forced abortions can be traumatic and horrible for the father too” without saying “forced abortions are equally traumatic and horrible for the father”