I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one new addition to the catalog. The 2007 supernatural drama Bhool Bhulaiyaa is now available for streaming. This was one of the first movies I reviewed for the Naperville Sun, and I am still just as impressed with Vidya Balan’s performance in the song “Aami Je Tomar” as I was when the movie came out. For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.
3 Stars (out of 4)
When the mansion Siddharth (Shiney Ahuja) inherits appears to be haunted, he turns to his psychotherapist friend Aditya (Akshay Kumar) to explain the mysterious happenings and ease the fears of his superstitious relatives. The resolution is clichéd and drawn-out, but Bhool Bhulaiyaa is saved by its climactic dance number and Kumar’s terrific comedic acting. The awkward English subtitles are sometimes hard to follow, but the humor and chills translate well.
No Rating (violence); 155 minutes
This review originially appeared in The Naperville Sun on October 19, 2007