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Roohi Trailer Review: Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao And Varun Sharma Starrer Is That Ha-ha Horror That Stree Tried To Be

All the three main actors Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma seem to have fun with the fear fest called Roohi. MumboJumbo can be fun if kept on the preposterous plane

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Roohi Trailer Review: Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao And Varun Sharma Starrer Is That Ha-ha Horror That Stree Tried To Be
Producer Dinesh Vijan loves the comedy-horror space. Which is why he has returned to it again in Roohi, earlier titled Roohani Afzani, and even earlier titled Roohi  Afza.  I guess the chills got better and better with each title change.

 The trailer has a sturdy confident feel to it, as though its team, director Hardik Mehta, producer Vijan and Rajkummar Rao (common to both  Stree and Roohi) actually believed in the eerie mumbo-jumbo. They do project a  fair amount of glee into the gore in the trailer. And yes, Janhvi Kapoor makes a cute ghostly spirit, bulging eyes neck rotating  360-degrees  and all.

I did get the feeling that Roohi is a  bit thin on plot. Then I may be wrong. Besides, how much of a plot did Stree have?

What  I  found disturbing was Rajkummar Rao’s lisp. Are we back to trying to get laughs out of a physical disability? Varun Sharma most definitely provides some genuine laughs in the trailer. He asks Janhvi (and the chudail inside her ) if she will have non-veg or veg. When Janhvi in her timid voice answers veg,  Varun reminds her not to be selfish.  “Think about the one inside you. She’s  definitely non-veg.”

Then there is the  DDLJ moment when Varun asks Jhanvi to palat.  And Jahnvi’s head does a  complete spin without the rest of her body turning. All the three main actors Rao, Kapoor and Sharma seem to have fun with the fear fest. MumboJumbo can be fun if kept on the preposterous plane. I think Roohi gets the point.  Now if only the film lives up to the promise made by the trailer.

Image Source: Instagram/rajkummar_rao, youtube/jiostudios/maddockfilms
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