• Roohi

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    Mixed or average reviews (?)
    Based on 12 critics

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    Summary

    Set in a fictional town of North India, Roohi is a horror-comedy about two small-town boys, Bhaura and Kattanni played by Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma, who come across a girl called Roohi, played by Janhvi Kapoor.

    Due to strange circumstances both the boys are stuck with Roohi in a forest. Bhaura falls in love with Roohi but the twist in the tale happens when they realize that Roohi has a split personality and her other personality in the same body is called Afza. If Bhaura likes Roohi, then Kattanni starts liking Afza! But Roohi and Afza are the same person.

    What follows is a madcap journey where the one who is madly in love with Roohi is trying to get rid of Afza and the one who is madly in love with Afza, wants to marry her. The boys fight and brawl and try to outdo each other to get the love of their lives. The crazy and entertaining turn of events in this loony town leads to a concoction of madness and absurdity that will be relished by the audiences.

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Critic reviews and ratings

  • ...the film remains true to its genre and packs a good dose of entertainment, which makes it worth a trip to the theatre.

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  • ...the magic of cinema returns, and this uniquely delightful & funny horror popcorn does bring the magic of big screen back and it does with a different rare scream.

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  • ...establishes an instant connect in spite of outrageous situations and extremely over the top comedy.

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  • ...rests on a unique concept, fine performances and some interesting funny and horror sequences. However, the disappointing climax and difficult-to-understand dialect might affect the film’s prospects at the box office.

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  • With a plot that's too convoluted and takes the entire runtime of the film to establish itself, Roohi terribly falters at storytelling, and fails to give out the message it intends to.

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  • It delivers a reasonably passable first half - it is enlivened by Varun Sharma's comic timing - but then meanders into a post-interval stretch that limps around in circles until a bizarre twist in the climax sends us home scratching our heads and wondering what on earth has hit us.

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  • Without the entertainment offered by Stree or the conviction of Bulbbul, Roohi is neither here nor there, like its dual-sided heroine.

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  • As a self-confessed scaredy-cat, I have to say I was dreadfully exhausted by the end and noting the sloppy visual effects and continuity glitches in Janhvi's ghostly makeup.

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  • Just a few years into its revival, the Hindi horror-comedy has upped and died. The biggest blow was Laxmii (2020), with Akshay Kumar in a red saree, and now another is dealt by Roohi, starring Janhvi Kapoor as a human-witch hybrid.

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  • ...what we get are sporadic bursts of comedy, interspersed with unfunniness, extended passages of nothing much, a spot of ageism, too many extraneous elements...

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  • What’s missing is a coherent plot and writing. All we get is one cringe-inducing sequence after the next...

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  • ...a film that wants to juggle many balls – horror, comedy, feminist messaging, a love triangle, a bromance – but ends up dropping almost all of them.

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