• Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Targetted primarily at children, the film serves the purpose — it is entertaining and sends across a simple message in a hard-hitting manner. It also gets its viewership right – if we want to bring about change, children need to be its harbingers.

  • Like India’s democratic system, “Bhoothnath Returns” has some noticeable flaws, but it does inject enough faith for viewers to cheer it on.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Watch Bhoothnath Returns for the masterful performances by Parth, Boman Irani and Amitabh Bachchan. Mr Bachchan particularly shows you why he is still leagues ahead of any contemporary star, actor or performer. And then there are sprightly cameos by Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor to further add to experience. Despite all its imperfections Bhoothnath Returns is a film worth cheering for. It definitely deserves your vote.

  • It’s another classic case of how a promising first-half isn’t backed by a convincing second-part. What could have been a good movie, turned into something hugely disappointing.

  • In this sequel, which has the unmistakeable soul of a Munnabhai film, Tiwari borrows Hirani’s tried-and-tested approach to storytelling that mixes calculated irreverence with overly optimistic world-views. At the same time, his vision is a lot more authentic and unflinching than the 3 Idiots director’s rose-tinted, escapist vision.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Bhoothnath Returns is an entertaining film although it is slow and boring in parts. It has the potential to score on the strength of positive word of mouth. Its collections deserve to pick up but it is a fact that it has taken a very dull start because of absence of the youth factor in it and that is a major minus point as the first weekend is of paramount importance.

  • The overly busy screenplay, which clocks at 155 minutes, is packed with so many ideas that it unfolds at the pace of a multi-phase election. A documentary montage of poor Indians is one of many heavy-handed gestures in a movie that could have benefitted without them.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    A feel good family entertainer that deserves a chance.