Roohi review: Janhvi tries too hard, Rajkummar and Varun fail to impress


Bhaura Pandey (Rajkummar Rao) and Kattanni Qureshi (Varun Sharma), are stuck with Roohi (Janhvi Kapoor) post a series of rather funny but not so funny events. With a love triangle forming and Roohi turning out to be a shape-shifter, the movie is a little too much to grasp. However, despite a star cast like this, the film fails to impress at so many levels.

Roohi movie reviews have been pouring in, and high hopes lied on it, espeically since it is the first of the few theatre releases. The cast of Roohi includes Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, and Varun Sharma in pivotal roles. Other Roohi cast members include Manav Vij, Alexx O’Nell, and Sarita Joshi.

When so much was being spoken about Dinesh Vijan’s Stree, a horror-comedy that did well, it seemed to be smart to explore this genre further. And hence, Hardik Mehta has taken to make a novel attempt at doing so with Roohi. Given the cast of Roohi, the makers, and a fun story, one expects that the movie will do way better than it does. Nonetheless, everything seems rather forced and doesn’t work very well.

The plot of Roohi revolves around Bhaura Pandey (Rajkummar Rao) and Kattanni Qureshi (Varun Sharma), who are stuck with Roohi (Janhvi Kapoor) in a small town. They are stuck in rather questionable circumstances as a consequence of something more questionable. It turns out that Roohi has another shape-shifting side to her, that of Afza. And well, as bizarre as it sounds, Bhaura falls for Roohi while Khattanni falls for Afza. And now, they are trying to find a solution to this situation they are stuck in. During the due course of the movie, that is what the viewers get to see.

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Talk about the Roohi review, and one expects that if nothing, the cast will shine through. However, it is actually one thing that seems to have faltered at so many levels. Varun is seen doing what he does the best, but it doesn’t seem to receive support from the plot that exists. Surprisingly, or shockingly, Rao is also not the hero we wanted. Of all the three, Janhvi feels somewhat the hope to take this film through, but she is unable to.

A lot of the fallacies about the movie lie in the treatment meted out to it. Touted to be a horror-comedy, the movie has very few chills and fewer laughs. The jokes as well as the premise of the movie don’t go very well with most viewers. If we wanted to see a movie that is a no-brainer, it should have been made like one.

To sum up this Roohi review, various instances feel like they are forced, and others, just don’t go very well. We’d give a fair mark for the novel attempt, and for the hard work that the cast of Roohi seems to have done. Apart from that, the film falls flat on various instances.



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