Movie poster for Bhoothnath
|Directed by||Vivek Sharma|
|Produced by||Ravi Chopra|
|Language||Hindi / Urdu|
Bhoothnath (Devanagari: ??????, Urdu: ???? ????, translation: "Lord of Ghosts") is a Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav. It is directed by Vivek Sharma and produced by Ravi Chopra, a B. R. Chopra Productions.
The story is about the relationship between a deceased old man (played by Amitabh Bachchan) and a boy named Banku. The ghost is named Bhoothnath by Banku. Juhi Chawla plays the boy's mother and Shahrukh Khan is her husband. They come to live at Bhoothnath's old home, Nath Villa in Goa. Banku calls the ghost Angel instead of Bhooth, and the two become friends. Priyanshu Chatterjee plays Amitabh’s son in this movie. The film began shooting on October 18, 2007 and released worldwide on May 9, 2008.
Bhoothnath tells the story of a ghost inside a swanky, neglected, uninhabited house in Goa. The ghost named Kailash Nath (Amitabh Bachan) is in limbo, and he won’t let anyone live inside the house, Nath Villa, to which his fond memories are attached. But then comes a family of Banku [actual name: Aman Sharma in the movie] (Aman Siddiqui), his kitchen-shy mom (Juhi Chawla) and slap-happy dad (Shah Rukh Khan) to live in the house.
The ghost has the plan of scaring the family away. But he runs into the notorious 7 year old Banku who mistakes the ghost as an angel and befriends him.
Thereby begin the funny antics of Banku and Bhoothnath. With a mere flick of his finger, Bhoothnath is able to do magical feats, and more so willingly at Banku’s command.
The story seems to go in circles as the film focuses on the adventures of the kid and the ghost until Bhoothnath’s past catches up with him.
Album Cover for Bhootnath
|Soundtrack by Sonal-Armin|
May, 2008 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Mere Buddy||Amitabh Bachchan and Arman Mallik||4.23||Picturised on Amitabh Bachchan & Aman Siddiqui|
|Hum T Hain Aandhi||Koushtuv Ghosh, Aparna Bhagwat, Sharavan Suresh & Sneha Suresh||4:40||Stars the entire school of kids|
|Banku Bhaiya||Sukhwinder Singh||4.10||Picturised on Amitabh Bachchan, Aman Siddiqui & Juhi chawla|
|Samay Ka Pahiya||Hariharan & Sukhwinder Singh||7.19||Picturised on Amitabh Bachchan ,Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Juhi chawla & Shahrukh Khan|
|Chalo Jaane Do||Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla||5.06||Picturised on Aman Siddiqui ,Amitabh Bachchan & Juhi Chawla|
- BR Chopra wanted to make a film called Ek Aur Masiha with Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and Juhi Chawla in the late '90s but the film was never made.
- Adesh Srivastav, Anu Malik, and A.R. Rehman were approached to compose the films music but opted out. So the project went to Vishal-Shekhar.
- Tanmay Chaturvedi and Aamir Haafiz, who are participants in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs 2008 as well as Mussarat Abbas from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 have all sung a song in this film