If you consider “Bhool Bhulaiya” to be a comic flick then you are in for a huge surprise. For the first time ever, Priyadarshan has made sincere efforts of steer away from his routine laughathons. “Bhool Bhulaiya” (Bhul Bhulaiya) is a remake of the very successful Malayam film called “Manichitrathazhu”. Its all about suspense and thrill to the extent that some portions of the film are fairly scary. Everything in this film happens to be in proportion, simply put, there is no over-the-top comedy and songs at occasions required. There are only two aspects in the movie that upset the audiences, firstly it’s the length and secondly the placement of the much hyped song “hare Krishna Hare Ram” in the end.
The story starts with Siddharth (Shiney Ahuja), who comes to his hometown from America with his newly wed wife Avni (Vidhya Balan). Siddharth insists on staying in his ancestral home and what he discovers can be categorized as mystery, surprise; shock or rather an unpleasant discovery. This mansion contains a deadly secret and it can destroy the whole family for the generations to come. The contemporary couple starts roaming around the closed parts of the mansion and they are endowed with happenings that force them to think otherwise. Siddharth seeks help form a close friend who is beautifully portrayed by Akshay Kumar. Akshay is a doctor who comes and finds the answer to the breath-taking circumstances.
On the whole the movie is very well shot and the music by Pritam is incomparable. Especially the song Hare Krishna Hare Ram is probably a chartbuster all across the nation.