Until U.A.E censor board realizes that the world has moved past from offensive dialogue, lustful & sensuous scenes in movies and movies based on sexuality, which used to impact the moviegoers, years ago, let me talk about Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship, which has been “allowed” to release.
Despite Vicky’s outstanding efforts, impressive visual effects and a beautiful direction by Bhanu Pratap Singh, which were surprisingly ahead of the game rather than the usual hogwash, there is nothing this film could offer. Unfortunately, Bhanu Pratap Singh‘s script couldn’t create the thrill and it seemed like it has been written for an early 2000’s film.
Notwithstanding, there are some popcorn-tub-shaking scenes which will shock you. It’s a horror movie after all. Yet, the plot takes such a wrong turn after the second half starts, that the build up the first half created, deteriorates easily. Alongside the adroit Vicky Kaushal (as Prithvi), the supporting cast, Bhumi Pednekar (as Sapna), Ashutosh Rana (as Professor Joshi), Siddhant Kapoor (as Captain), Meher Vij (as Vandana) and the brilliant Sara Gesawat (as Meera) aid this film to uplift. Slightly.
It brought a smile to my face when only one song was present in the film because of the kind of requirement it had for music. Channa Ve is graciously written, sung and composed by Akhil Sachdeva, who has proven to be quite a hit since last year.
The true winners apart from Vicky were actually the team of visual effects (Mukund Agicha, Dipen Majmundar, Jason Bowers, Omkar Vilas Salvi, Apurv Swami, Santosh Tendulkar and Subhash Chandran Vijayan), the sound department (Debajit Changmai, Anish John, Rahul Karpe and Gyana Mishra) and animation department controlled by Abhishek Kalan, all of whom successfully managed to create the horrific environment for more than a few scenes.