Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship: Honest Movie Review
Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship Synopsis:
Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship movie is based on an abandoned and dilapidated ship called the Sea-Bird mysteriously runs aground on the shores of Mumbai. A young shipping officer Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) assigned to takes it upon himself and unravel the mysteries of a haunted ship.
Based on a true incident, the film begins with a very nice scene.
As the film proceeds, debutant writer-director Bhanu Pratap Singh begins to tease us of the incident that led to Sea-Bird becoming the dreaded haunted ship.
With solving Sea Bird’s mystery deaths give Prithvi’s life a sense of purpose.
Bhumi Pednekar plays the role as Prithvi’s wife puts in a brief special appearance, while Ashutosh Rana’s character is too casually written to be taken seriously.
Ashutosh Rana plays the character as professor Joshi, who moves around with what looks like an old voltmeter to chase away the ghost. When that fails, he even ends up chanting mantras.
The horror movies have effectively scare its audience. But this film includes well-timed jump scares, background score, computer graphics (CGI) and make-up that makes the characters look genuinely scary.
‘Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship’ manages to throw in a few terrifying moments while keeping the background score subtle. But the cinematography is dark and consistently very good for a horror movie.
The film’s runtime is short, the pace seems exhausting because most of the scenes are concluded abruptly, leaving you waiting for the big reveal.
For a horror film, ‘Bhoot Part One The Haunted Ship’ falls short of sending chills down your spine. At best, it can give you a few spooks.
You know a horror film is horrific when it resorts to every trick in the book to scare the living daylights out of you.
There is of trying in Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship, written and directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. The film abounds in tame and cliched genre tics that eventually amount to little. If you do scream, it is more in disgust and bafflement than in fear.
The haunted ship in the movie, stuck in sandy sludge off Juhu beach, Mumbai is hounded by the monotony.
The film’s male character, Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal), a shipping officer grieving over the death of his wife and daughter in an accident, is assigned to probe what is on board the mystery.
As a man possessed, he is drawn to the beached ship despite the dangers on its decrepit deck.
Bhoot: Part One must be deemed to be a wasted effort for director of photography Pushkar Singh and sound designer Anish John. They spare no effort to whip up fear with lighting variations and the camera movements.
For Vicky Kaushal, it seems to be a physically taxing role. He runs for cover, takes many tumbles, falls into dark chutes, is chased by apparitions, and has to look suitably ashen-faced every time he is confronted by the unfathomable.
For the rest, Bhoot: Part One to a ride on a stranded ship.
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