Akshay Kumar’s fans were pretty skeptical about watching Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The cast and crew were new and, it wasn’t Kumar in the lead. After watching the trailer of the Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani film, many felt that the legacy of an iconic film like Bhool Bhulaiyaa would be ruined by a standalone sequel. However, striking out all these doubts are the first reviews of the movie which show that the horror-comedy by Anees Bazmi is winning at the box office. 

The film that released today (May 20th) pulled in a huge ‘first-day-first show’ crowd. Many came out of the theaters happy with the movie. Twitter was flooded with praises and positive reviews and many found it to be a ‘complete entertainer’. 

Check out some quick reviews shared on Twitter:

Previously at the trailer launch of the film, while talking about being compared to Akshay Kumar, Aaryan has said, “I can’t compare because it’s too big a shoe to fill. I had loved him (Akshay Kumar) in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 1, and have grown up watching him.

It’s better not to compare, I love him as an actor. We have tried our best to do it our way. But this is a new film, lot of new elements. I hope people will love it in his own dynamic. Comparisons will happen, but I hope Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be remembered as a new film.”

Directed by Anees Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was originally scheduled to release in July last year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was rescheduled for March 25 but was pushed to May to avoid a clash with SS Rajamouli’s RRR.

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