Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma
Director: Hardik Mehta
There is a really clear Fukrey vibe to Roohi, in reality there are scenes which can instantly remind you of Choocha and his unhinged love for Bholi, solely that there’s a ‘churail’ (ghost) round. And it’s not any bizarre ghost however ‘Mudiya Pairi’ (actually twisted ankles).
In and round Bagadpur, which has folks talking a number of dialects, there’s a convention of ‘pakdai byah’ (bride kidnapping). Bhawra Pandey (Rajkummar Rao) and Katanni (Varun Sharma) are among the many contract goons who get such weddings executed. The twist within the story comes after they abduct a possessed lady Roohi (Janhvi Kapoor) after which fall in love along with her as Sharma hilariously calls it ‘the train of imlie’.
Written by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and Gautam Mehra, Roohi is completely about spontaneity and a strong starting. Though each Rao and Sharma are of their favorite zone, however their forwards and backwards and punchlines evoke laughs. The first 15-20 minutes of the movie have extra spoken phrases than a whole Vishal Bhardwaj movie. Director Hardik Mehta (Amdavad Ma Famous, Kaamyaab) has received his arms on the heartbeat of the younger audiences. He is aware of when to go for the oneliners and when to make use of overpowering background rating to boost the allure of a jungle and a humorous ghost state of affairs.
Because Stree got here first, so that you would possibly discover similarities however on the core of Roohi lies a lesser difficult concept. The solely hindrance is that by the point we attain the purpose of decision, virtually every little thing has been repeated not less than twice and the viewers are hammered with Choocha and Aaloo (Rao, Ludo) antics. If we keep away from nitpicking then it’s really fairly pleasurable, actually higher than the heavy-duty notions hurled at us within the second half.
Kapoor’s shortly shifting moods and voice modulations appear funnier than meant. At one level of time, it begins to really feel like a break up persona movie gone utterly awry. Thankfully, Rao and Sharma, principally the latter, know their boundaries and follow their strengths.
Mehta, as director, whereas working with a convoluted script, creates some praiseworthy imageries, like that of an previous girl doing cardio or Rao spreading his arms like Shah Rukh Khan in a silhouette. Such ploys immediately create a lightweight temper the place one can be extra inclined to understand the efforts to create situational comedy. Despite being predictable and a few disconnected scenes, Roohi has a tone of its personal. It’s very talkative and has one level agenda — phrase play to essentially the most.
You might not bear in mind this 145-minute movie for its concepts however you’ll bear in mind it for top leisure quotient. Just like Hera Pheri, Thank You and Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare, Roohi too establishes an immediate join despite outrageous conditions and very excessive comedy.