Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a movie that redefined Bollywood’s sense of comedy, wit and horror altogether. Yes it had an amazing star cast, yes, Akshay Kumar was hilarious to another level and yes, the story was both scarring and entertaining… but those aren’t the real reasons we love it.
Here are the 6 Real Reasons why we love Bhool Bhulaiyaa:
1. Manjulika’s dedication and saltiness
Manjulika was a wronged woman who just wanted to get back at the man who ruined her life and killed her man. And her dedication to the cause was commendable. This lady stayed locked up in a crusty room, wore uncomfortable looking clothes, went for days without combing her hair or fixing her makeup and scared the living hell out of everyone. She even openly declared her master murder plan in a “do-whatever-you-want” way! She was a total bad-a** , and the more we watch Bhool Bhulaiyaa, the more we love her.
2. Chhote Pandit
Let us be honest, Chhote Pandit was the BEST Bhool Bhulaiyaa character. Everyone took him for a ride and made fun of him, yet he stuck up for himself. Throughout the movie, he painted himself red, gave up bathing, smoked way too much, lost his remaining brain-cells and went little crazy… basically us in quarantine. He was annoying, innocent and incredible.
3. “Arrey Beti Pushpa”
We don’t know what we love more in this scene. Is it Chhote Pandit perching on a height, is it him calling an old man, “beti pushpa”, thinking a cycle is a donkey or is it the cute and curious way he says “Arrey beti Pushpa, kahaan jaa rahi ho apne gadhe par baithkar?” We will never know. But what we do know is that we love it.
4. The Bold and the Goti-ful
Goti Goti Goti Goti. GOTI. Need I say more?
5. The Bhool Bhulaiyaa Anthem
Who knew saying “Hare Ram Hare Krishna” would become a symbol of ultimate ultimate coolness? This song fit almost every genre of cool. It was reggae, upbeat, easy to get lost in and easy to find yourself in. Bhool Bhulaiyaa‘s title track is timeless in every way.
6. The Symbol of Bravery
Watching Bhool Bhulaiyaa was proof that you were brave. It was proof that you had guts. It made you seem tough even though you were probably scarred by it.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is one of the best movies in Bollywood and one can watch it over and over again. It is highly entertaining and we highly recommend you watch it. Stream it on Netflix.
What do you love about Bhool Bhulaiyaa?
‘Real Reasons Why’ is a series of articles that reveal the actual, underlying reasons our favourite movies, TV shows, songs, and personalities are really our favourite. It is the ultimate, truthful throwback to some of our beloved memories. Keep a look-out every Thursday for more!