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Bhoot review: Bollywood's attempt at horror with jump scares is successful

Director Bhanu Pratap Singh's mysterious thriller titled Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship certainly sets a benchmark in the horror genre for Indian cinema. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Padnekar and everyone's favorite star fir horror films, Ashutosh Rana the film sends the ball out of the court with a good storyline and amazing acts put up by the actors. Some did feel that the script's funny one-liners were unnecessary, however they did add some drama to the story. Vicky Kaushal's acting in the horror genre is definitely a new thing to watch and the audience loved the actor in the mystery thriller flick. Though, the story matched the 2002 Hollywood film, The Ghost Ship with a twist on the lines of Indian storyline. The story does have a taste for a few startling jump scares here and there with an anticipation of what audience can expect for the Part Two of this series. The horror parts and the haunted ship story definitely gives a fair competition to other horror flicks yet to be made by Indian filmmakers. The cinematography is a sure shot win-win for the film according to the concept. In contrary to other horror genre films in the industry, Bhoot did not focus on music but had a good background score. The only thing that was discomforting while watching this horror flick was the special effects and VFX part at the end of the film. Also, the story ended abruptly and climax part of the film did not do much justice to the unanswered questions that the audience had in their minds. Though, it does feel like Part Two would be answering all the loops left at the of the film. IMDb rating for Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship is 6.6/10 and The Show Time rates this film with 7.5/10 with a hope that the next part from Dharma Productions does even a greater job to scare the audiences.

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