Bhoothnath Returns Movie Poster

Bhoothnath Returns

(भूतनाथ रिटर्न)
11th April 2014- Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Bhootnath, a ghost, comes back to Earth to redeem himself. He meets Akhrot, who convinces him to fight the elections and stand against Bhau, a criminal-turned-politician.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Movie Cast

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Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan Bhoothnath
Boman Irani Boman Irani Bhau
Parth Bhalerao Parth Bhalerao Akhrot (as Parth Shashank Balerao)
Sanjay Mishra Sanjay Mishra Gabdi
Usha Nadkarni Usha Nadkarni Old Lady - Amma
Usha Jadhav Usha Jadhav meena
Anant Jog Anant Jog Opposition Party Leader
Shankar Sachdev Shankar Sachdev Shirke
Vijay Maurya Vijay Maurya 300 Crore Project Ghost
Subrat Dutta Subrat Dutta Engineer Ghost
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt Bhoothworld Ghost
Kurush Deboo Kurush Deboo Psychiatrist
Kamlesh Sawant Kamlesh Sawant Police Inspector (as Kamlesh Tukaram Sawant)
Ajay Jadhav Ajay Jadhav Police Constable
Farah Ahmed Farah Ahmed Woman Ghost 1 / Bhoothworld Laughing Ghost
Manoj Anand Manoj Anand Bhoothworld Park Bench Ghost
Raj Awasti Raj Awasti Table Tennis Ghost (as Raj Ashwati)
Tina Bansal Tina Bansal Bhoothworld Passerby Ghost
Ashwani Chopra Ashwani Chopra Laughing Ghost 1
Jasbir Chopra Jasbir Chopra Bhoothworld Passerby Ghost
Jas Dhillon Jas Dhillon Bhoothworld Table Tennis Ghost
Dheerendra Dwivedi Dheerendra Dwivedi Dheeraj
Sandeep Garcha Sandeep Garcha Woman Ghost 2
Taj Gill Taj Gill Bhoothworld Park Bench Ghost
Hassen Monisha Hassen Monisha Bhoothworld Laughing Ghost
Sharif Islam Sharif Islam Bhoothworld Book Reading Ghost
Amrita Jazzmyn Amrita Jazzmyn Bhoothworld Ghost on a Swing
Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor Special Guest Appearnce
Anurag Kashyap Anurag Kashyap

Movie Details

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Movie NameBhoothnath Returns
Original Language Nameभूतनाथ रिटर्न
Release Date11th April 2014
Languages Hindi
StorylineBhootnath, a ghost, comes back to Earth to redeem himself. He meets Akhrot, who convinces him to fight the elections and stand against Bhau, a criminal-turned-politician.
Story SummaryThe plot is linked with the previous film Bhoothnath. When Bhoothnath, although his real name in the two films is Kailash Nath, (Amitabh Bachchan) enters the Bhoothworld, (a ghosts' world) he is mocked and questioned about his abilities as a ghost as he was unsuccessful to scare any child. To redeem himself, he returns to Earth where he tries his best to scare children but is unsuccessful with his attempts as children have becoming strong physically and mentally and also skilled in giving bad words. However, a boy named Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao) can see him in his true form. Akhrot is not scared of Bhoothnath, but helps him to scare a few children. In return, he asks Bhoothnath to act scared of him and to run away from a haunted house while he chants mantras in front of his friends, so that his friends can accept him in their cricket team. Bhoothnath decides to help him further by helping him earn money by giving ghosts living in under-construction high rises peace by fulfilling the wishes they were still staying back on Earth as ghosts for. In the process, they come to know why the ghosts died, and help their families get insurance money by scaring corrupt insurance officers. In the process, he gets to know about Bhau (Boman Irani), a former criminal who is now a corrupt politician. After having seen the amount of corruption in India and encouraged by Akhrot, Bhoothnath decides to contest the upcoming elections. Soon, the rivalry between Bhoothnath and Bhau heats up, to the extent that Bhoothnath sacrifices his powers to win. One day before the elections, a rally is to be held by Bhoothnath to encourage a high turnout on election day. Bhau's men threaten to kill Akhrot unless he prevents the rally from happening, but Akhrot refuses and is ready to face the consequences. On the day of the rally, Bhau's men injure Akhrot grievously for his non-compliance, which makes Bhoothnath leave his rally to be with Akhrot in the hospital. He goes to the Bhoothworld and begs for Akhrot's life. They tell him that if Bhoothnath wins the election, they will spare Akhrot's life. Meanwhile, Bhau uses Bhoothnath's absence at the rally to his advantage and tries to influence the audience to vote for him. However, on election day, the majority of the public voted for Bhoothnath. The next day, Bhootnath sees Akhrot's heartbeat rising and realises that he won the election. The film ends with Akhrot regaining consciousness and everybody celebrating the success of Bhoothnath.
Story TaglineThis Election Aprill 11th
Run Time155 Mins
Movie BudgetINR 29000000
Gross IncomeINR 53000000

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta
Music DirectorMeet Bros Anjann
ProducerKrishan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar
Executive ProducerAjay Rai, Hanif Chunawala
Production CompanyT-Series, B R Films
CinematographyKamaljeet Negi
Film EditingChandrashekhar Prajapati
Assistant DirectorKhyati Gosar(1st), Ranjit Govind(Second Unit), Madhur Mohan Sharma(4th), Rohit Sharma(2nd)
Co-ProducerAjay Kapoor
ChoreographyGanesh Acharya, Bosco Martis(as Bosco Caesar)
Playback SingerYo Yo Honey Singh, Aman Trikha, Mika Singh
Production ManagerSaraiya Richail
Background MusicHitesh Sonik
Costume (Assistant)D. Sangit Gaikor
Production DesignWasiq Khan
MusicianRam Sampath, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Palak Muchhal
Costume DesignSachin Lovalekar
castingMukesh Chhabra
lead compositor Anup Kumar
sound editorSaumit Deshmukh
digital compositorIrshad Patel(Prana Studios), Balachandar Chandrasekaran, Rakesh Venugopalan, Sagar Mehta, Praveen Allu, Ram Mohan Nadam Reddy
visual effects supervisorPrabhat Thakur, P. Mohan(Prasad EFX)
visual effects producerAshwin Agrawal, Kavan Ahalpara, Deepak Shrivastav
cg supervisorSudhir Trivedi
sound re-recording mixerSubir Kumar Das, Ajay Kumar P.B.
Soundtrack T-Series
line producerAshwani Chopra(UK), Madhav Roy Kapur, Navmeet Singh
Assistant art directorLaxmi Keluskar, Priya Shree, Sonam Singh
assistant sound re-recording mixerKoteswara Rao S.V.
Visual Effects compositorSiddharthan Raman, Mithun Jacob Alex(uncredited)
assistant cameraSushil Gautam
adr engineerPrasanna Hanuwate(B.R.Studio)
visual effects artistPranav Gangapurkar, Ankush Gawande, Ajay Gurram, Wineeth Wilson
supervising producerSatish Mane
digital post-productionKondareddy Suresh(Head)
visual effects coordinatorYogesh Chautel, Aniket Mhatrev
associate directorPunarvasu Naik
key gripArjun Singh Bhurji(Camera and Electrical Department)
casting assistantShoumie Mukherjee
DistributorWhite Hill Production(Canada theatrical), B R Films(India theatrical)
composer additional musicTanuj Tiku
wardrobe supervisorKirti Kulhari
foley recording engineerAbhijeet V. Sapre
digital effects artistAnanya Bose
song programmingBunty Rajput
additional script writerShreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra
concept aritstAravind Jayaraman
extras castingJ.K. Management Casting and Extras, Jason Ash
Jimmy Jib operatorSagar Singh
assistant costume designerSalvi Chandrshekhar
digital film grade producerArvind Singh
key makeup artistDhananjay Prajapati
Extra coordinationJason Ash
acting workshopsMukesh Chhabra
creative consultantAshwiny Iyer Tiwari
Visual Effects matte painterSibi Chakaravarthi
Visual Effects rigging technical directorHitesh Chikate(Rhythm & Hues Studios)
senior fx artistDipansu Haldar
Visual Effects digital roto and prep supervisorRavi Shekhar(Prana Studio), Samapika Karmakar(Prana Studio)
Visual Effects compositing technical directorAchal Muchhala(Rhythm & Hues)
Visual Effects vfx & cg editor Rajesh Raul Puthran
Visual Effects pipeline and tools supervisorAbhay Sagar

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film that released in over 1,300 theatres saw a "grand" opening of 93%%[12] collecting ₹32.5 million (US$490,000)—₹35 million (US$520,000) on its first day with stiff competition from the film Disco Singh.
  2. Bhoothnath returns collected ₹300 million (US$4.5 million) domestic and ₹20 million (US$300,000) overseas(as of 20 April 2014).
  3. Satellite rights of the film is sold to Sony for ₹210 million (US$3.1 million); made it a good profitable venture for producers.
  4. Granting tax-free status to this film would make people aware about their rights as voters like making voter ID cards or not treating polling day as holiday". The Uttar Pradesh Government has declared tax-free status to film on 30 April 2014.
  5. Election Commission of India demanded tax-free status for Bhoothnath Returns, stating, "The state governments should support the strong social message that emanates from the film.
  6. With a growth of 60% over its first day collection, it collected ₹55 million (US$820,000) on its second day.[14] After the completion of the films' first weekend, it managed a "fair" collection of ₹165 million (US$2.5 million).


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  1. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 3.5 stars and said that "Bhoothnath Returns is made with noble intentions and the message it conveys resonates in the second hour".

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