Many netizens took to Twitter to call out the irony of how Bollywood films like Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Jersey fail at the box office, but, an insufferable movie like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 turned out to be a 100 Crore+ movie. Yes, the movie has so far made 180 Crores at the box office so far.
No one can deny that Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa was incredible. With the perfect storyline, no forced humor, and compelling horror scenes, the entire movie left many impressed and awestruck. How could one forget the stellar cast and Vidya Balan’s goosebumps-inducing performance as Manjulika?
But, sadly, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a movie that even Tabu couldn’t save. Many took to social media to call out how the movie introduces cheap and unfunny punchlines right when the ghost is supposed to scare the audience. After watching the movie on OTT, many called out the movie as a mess of unnecessary scenes and dialogues.
But, what left many shocked was how the Kartik Aaryan-starrer managed to make over Rs 180 crores at the box office. Here’s what they think:
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 ne aukad se jyda Box office kiya hai Ak hota toh bhi Itna hi hota— 🔥 A.k 💦 (@DC_TARD) June 21, 2022
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is so fucking dumb??????— Ghalat Chalak (@Ghalatchalak) June 20, 2022
How tf did bhool bhulaiya 2 crossed 200 crores.. fuckin cringe 🤢— K.G🌜 (@notfunnyKG) June 20, 2022
The reality is, bad movies might work in theatres but won’t work in OTT…Housefull 4, Bhool Bhulaiya 2 all fall into that category only…Mentality of most of people to timepass makes film hit in theatres but in OTT no one watches for timepass…— harsh raj (@sonuprince1993) June 20, 2022
No hope from a country where Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is a superhit.— Commoner (@Sadharan_) June 21, 2022
Watched Bhool Bhulaiya 2 and the only relatable part was when someone says “chali ja mujhe sona hai” to the ghost— Srishti Pandey (@srishtayyyy) May 29, 2022
Bhool bhulaiyaa 2 is probably the worst thing to happen to Indian cinema and that’s saying something— justice beaver (@usaf_shah1998) June 20, 2022
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is so bad. I mean- wasn’t expecting much but yeeesh. And this despite having Tabu? Bohot badi bhool indeed— Maitri Shah (@Maitri__Shah) June 20, 2022
The fact that bhool bhulaiya 2 grossed 150 crores at the box office tells me everything I need to know about what’s wrong with the Indian audience 🤷🏻♂️— Indraneel Deshmukh (@TheMed_hatter) June 20, 2022
Many people on Reddit also had a very similar opinion:
“I like Kartik and I think he’s a good actor. Tabu is brilliant and then the rest of the cast is funny too, ngl. There’s funny lines in the movie. But, how did this absolute shit fest of a movie with a god awful story line earn that much to begin with? How did this movie with the storyline it has earn 200 crore plus. This movie doesn’t even come close to the first one.” – u/BaseGenesis
“Tabu’s ghost sitting on Tabu at night and human Tabu scares Ghost Tabu by telling her “what will people say about you” And the ghost Tabu backs off because she cares what people say….even after she is dead. I couldn’t stop laughing.” – , “Only good thing about this movie was Tabu. Movie is under par.” – False-Train878
The recent trend is worrisome. If movies like Bhool Bhullaiya 2 will become box office hits and not films like Sonchiriya or Masaan, then who can save Bollywood cinema from getting doomed?