Mumbai: On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Bollywood’s first release of the year, Roohi starring Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao has hit the theatres. Since it is a holiday, a large section of the audience went to the theatres for the first time in one year to experience the theatrical release of Roohi. The film revolves around two men, who are on a mission to save the brides from a sinister witch named Afza. The evil spirit of Afza resides inside a girl named Roohi, who abducts the newly-wed brides on their honeymoon. The film takes you on a spooky and hilarious ride.Also Read - Janhvi Kapoor Poses in Beige Knit Top Worth Rs 4,199, And No Pants
The film has received mixed reviews from the critics and the audience. While, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#OneWordReview…#Roohi: DISAPPOINTING. Rating: Medium starMedium star Nowhere close to #Stree… Weak screenwriting… Works in bits and spurts, not in entirety… Second half + climax lacks impact… #JanhviKapoor very good, #RajkummarRao, #VarunSharma excel. #RoohiReview. (sic)” Another trade analyst Sumit Kadel also gave a similar review. He wrote, “#RoohiReview-Medium star HORRIBLE #Roohi is not even equivalent to the nail of #Stree .Terrible Script, horrendous acting by #JhanviKapoor ,poor direction by hardik mehta,abysmal comedy & horror scenes makes its a intolerable watch.Sure shot BOX OFFICE DISASTER ! Audience ko dard hoga.” Also Read - Janhvi Kapoor’s Dream Wedding Plans Include Bachelorette in Capri, Mehendi at Sridevi's Mylapore House- See Other Details
Another viewer rather liked the film and tweeted, “#Roohi is increasing by the show..across the board..audiences really enjoying the film after a long hiatus..a big screen entertainer..The Horror comedy genre is a rarity for our audiences..” Also Read - Pankaj Tripathi Reveals Why He Is More Successful On OTT Than Big Screen | The Weekend Interview
“#Roohi is not even equivalent to the nail of #Stree .Terrible Script, horrendous acting by #JhanviKapoor ,poor direction by hardik mehta,abysmal comedy & horror scenes makes its a intolerable watch.Sure shot BOX OFFICE DISASTER ! Audience ko dard hoga”, wrote another.
Check Twitter Review Here:
The film is helmed by Hardik Mehta and is produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner Maddock Films. The film also features Varun Sharma and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles.