Atithi Bhooto Bhava is a narrative of Srikant Shirodkar (Pratik Gandhi), a humorist who has a blow-hot, blow-cold relationship together with her flight attendant girlfriend Netra Bannerjee (Sharmin Segal). Life takes a flip when he comes into contact with a Sikh ghost, Makhan Singh (Jackie Shroff). Makhan thinks Srikant is his reincarnated grandfather who handed away in 1975. Makhan was simply a youngster then and had run away to Mumbai as he could not bear the dual lack of his grandfather passing away and his girlfriend getting engaged to another person. Now, he needs to return to Mathura to catch a final glimpse of his beloved, as he feels that is what’s protecting him rooted on earth. Shrikant takes up the journey together with Netra and his bestie Sucharita (Divinaa Thackur). The highway journey from Mumbai to UP teaches all three pals some mandatory life classes. They get to know the worth of friendship, of household, of actual love and turn into higher individuals within the course of. Srikant and Netra come nearer as a pair as nicely, which could be one thing that Makhan Singh meant from the beginning.
Movies with pleasant ghosts have been made earlier than. Chamatkar (1992) and Phillauri (2017) instantly come to thoughts. Atithi Bhooto Bhava form of continues the legacy. In an period the place raunchy and bathroom humour holds sway, you smile if you see a ghost getting thrown out of a automotive as a result of he hadn’t placed on a seatbelt. Other than the light-hearted humour bordering on the foolish, the movie is peppered by homilies on relationships. That too is a gag as a result of Makhan is repeating issues his grandfather had taught him to a person he believes is his born once more grandfather. The movie retains it easy, with Makhan not interfering a lot and letting the couple iron out the kinks of their relationship largely by themselves. It is a really feel good movie from begin to end the place good individuals turn into nicer on the finish.
The movie leans closely on Jackie Shroff’s allure. He is completely likeable as a pleasant ghost. The person can absolutely act and performs his character with a lightweight contact, protecting issues easy, reacting to co-stars and conditions, remaining true to the story all through. What can one say about Pratik Gandhi? He is an entire actor who not solely modulates his voice correctly – the youthful and older variations sound completely different – but in addition will get each the Punjabi and Marathi accents proper. Such is his type presently that he might do no improper. He shares a simple on-screen camaraderie with Jackie Shroff within the movie, which was essential, as he is proven to be the one one who can see the ghost. Sharmin too appears convincing because the lady who has a tough time adjusting to her man’s quirks. She and Pratik come out as an actual couple. Their issues are on a regular basis issues blown out of proportion and the actors complement one another’s performances. Divinaa Thackur is competent because the understanding finest good friend.
The movie might have extra enjoyable with the ghost’s character by using higher particular results however did not take up on the chance. Athithi Bhuto Bhava is not a laugh-out-loud comedy however would absolutely convey a smile to your face…
Trailer : Atithi Bhooto Bhava
Abhishek Srivastava, September 23, 2022, 3:31 AM IST
Story: ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’ is a few humorist who in an inebriated state, meets a ghost. Issues take a weird flip when the ghost requests the humorist to assist him meet his long-lost love.
Evaluate: ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’ is a kind of movies that tries arduous to make sure that the sequences within the movie are pitch excellent and all the things falls into place, however the final result is simply the alternative and all the things truly falls flat. The ultimate final result is much from passable. Director Hardik Gajjar takes the assistance of an previous system and tries to present his personal twist to the story. A pleasant ghost assembly a typical man and the next unfolding of occasions can now at finest be described as a clichéd theme.
Whereas the movie does sparkle in a number of sequences, it stays lifeless wooden until the tip. This movie primarily stays a comedy, however the chuckles are few and much between. The movie employs previous tropes to maneuver the story ahead. The one chuckles this movie manages to ship are by means of a bartender and a housemaid. Prateek Gandhi and Jackie Shroff are just about in each body of the movie, and one should not neglect that comedy is just not their best weapon.
Pattern this – there’s a sequence in ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’ when a Punjabi character asks his woman love “Tumhara roka ho gaya?”. The reply he’s greeted with is “Kisi ne roka hello nahi.” Now this additionally provides a peek into the temper of the dialogues of the movie. A physician crying on the sight of a ghost and Jackie stepping into the physique of a feminine Dhaba proprietor after which talking in a manly voice is simply not the correct device to evoke laughter. The movie truly tries too arduous on many fronts to evoke laughter, however one sees by means of and finds out that it’s not working.
Prateek Gandhi steps into a personality that’s near being a ‘dude’ and delivers blended outcomes. He delivers a honest efficiency, however a median screenplay prevents him from going all out. It’s evident that Jackie Shroff knew fairly nicely what he was stepping into. He will need to have discovered that the position is a cakewalk for him and thus didn’t put in a lot effort, which in the long run appears extra like a median efficiency. It is a bit of a thriller that the director didn’t give a lot display screen house to Anuradha Patel, who seems in the direction of the tip for a couple of minutes sans dialogues. One solely needs that Hardik Gajjar and his workforce would have labored extra on the screenplay of the movie and refined it.
‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’ is a movie that may be watched at any cut-off date with none expectation. It doesn’t tax your mind however on the similar time, additionally it is devoid of any benefit.