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Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma starrer ‘Roohi’ releases in theatres on 11 March.

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Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma will soon be seen in Hardik Mehta's horror-comedy Roohi. Ever since cinema halls reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, none of the Bollywood theatrical releases so far have tempted audiences to return to the theatres in a big way. Roohi could just be the first bona fide box-office success since COVID-19 struck.

Rajkummar, Janhvi and Varun have been seen urging audiences to watch the film in theatres ever since buzz around it started.

The trailer of Roohi exudes the promise that the film could well be an entertaining ride like Stree was. The fact that Maddock Films is producing it and Rajkummar Rao plays the lead already gives viewers a feeling of déjà vu. What we know is that Rao and Varun Sharma play friends who kidnap Janhvi before her wedding and keep her hostage.

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Janhvi evidently is more than just a demure bride-to-be and gets possessed by a spooky evil spirit from time to time. So, Rao and Sharma now have to deal with a chudail. Cue, visits to tantriks and babas - who believe that the only way that this ghostly spirit can be appeased is by getting her married.

Hilarity is assured with lines like, “Yeh bluetooth transfer chal raha hai bhoot ka?!”; “Lady Hulk ho rahi hai yeh... two-in-one!” and a comical spoof on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s iconic ‘palat’ scene between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

The team behind Roohi also inspires confidence - the film is co-written and co-produced by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, who wrote and directed the successful comedy franchise Fukrey for Excel Entertainment.

Written by Lamba and Gautam Mehra, Roohi is directed by Hardik Mehta, who helmed the critically-acclaimed Sanjay Mishra-starrer Kamyaab. Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma excel with their acting chops and they both have a brilliant track record when it comes to comic timing. Janhvi, who’s already been a part of Ghost Stories, gets to go beyond her Gunjan Saxena and Dhadak self and try something new. The film is co-produced by Maddock Films, who produced Stree which raked over Rs 180 crores worldwide. For now, Roohi looks like just what the doctor ordered for a post-pandemic Bollywood release in theatres.

Video Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

Cameraperson: Sanjoy Deb

Asst Cameraperson: Gautam Sharma

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