Bollywood horror branches out: Films to look forward to
Published on February 23, 2021 at 14.54
Top stars are now starring in the genre.
Roohi: Bollywood horror is evolving beyond simple tales of ghosts, haunted houses and possession. New sub-genres are being created blending horror with comedy, romance, mythology and more. Horror comedies, horror films with a social message, and mythological twists to supernatural lore are all plot ideas that fall under the broader genre of horror. What's more, A-list stars are joining the horror bandwagon. Among the upcoming films that explore horror in a new light is Roohi starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor, due for release on March 11.
Bhediya: The werewolf saga of Hollywood gets a 'desi' twist. The teaser of the film was released by actors Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan on their Instagram pages on Sunday. In the teaser, a man is seen turning into a werewolf on a full moon night. The film is directed by Amar Kaushik and is slated to release on April 14, 2022.
Bhoot Police: This "spooky adventure comedy" is directed by Pavan Kirpalani and stars Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam and Arjun Kapoor. While no one has got their hands on this film's first look, Saif's wife Kareena Kapoor Khan shared the poster on her Instagram handle. Bhoot Police releases September 10.
Phone Bhoot: This horror comedy starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi could be India’s version of Ghostbusters. The team announced the film as a “One stop shop for all bhoot related problems". While the release date of this 'desi' exorcism saga with a twist has not yet been announced, the film has already gone on floors and shooting had begun in Udaipur. Katrina was spotted shooting for the film in Mumbai Tuesday.