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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 vs Dhaakad: Two big stars with two big releases, who won the audience?
Mumbai (Maharashtra): May 20, Friday, saw a lot of drama in the theatres with the release of two big films. ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ starring Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu and ‘Dhaakad’ starring Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta faced each other at the box office with a same-day release. Both the films were premiered for the media beforehand and both the films had similar show timings. Both of them boasted about bringing something new to the screen and both of them had an ensemble cast. With such a face-off unfolding in front of a film-loving audience, it surely makes everyone curious as to who won. Did Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 scare the wits out of Dhaakad or did Dhaakad kick Bhool Bhulaiyaa’s ass?
As soon as the sun rose on the theatres of Mumbai, everyone came out with their reviews on how they felt about both movies. Talking about Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Ashish Tiwari from First India called the film a treat and stated that it fills the void of the family entertainer genre that was created by an array of action thrillers. It proved that the film worked on the screens and would surely create its place among theatrical hits. Of course, it gained the favour of the public who said that the movie was a perfect blend of horror and comedy.
Now remained the question of whether Dhaakad outdid its contender. Well, it can be called an unfortunate turn of events as Dhaakad failed miserably to catch the hearts of the viewers. Ashish called it nothing more than a compilation of beautiful montages. It really breaks one heart to see good acting and cinematography talent get wasted terribly. However, some defend the movie to be a great watch and hold it on par with Hollywood blockbusters like Resident Evil and Tomb Raider. As a result, the film has gotten a few good responses from the audience. But is it the magic of Kangana and the fantastic action sequences that worked on them or were the entirety of the film that good?
Overall, it could be said that Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’s black magic overpowered the action-packed Dhaakad. While the Kartik Aaryan starrer gave the audience what the theatres lacked for so long, Dhaakad became the movie that could have been so much more if not for a terrible screenplay.