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The sequel to an Indian horror comedy that leads Netflix’s most viewed

Tabu, Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani star in the second part of this psychological horror film. (Netflix)
Tabu, Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani star in the second part of this psychological horror film. (Netflix)

It took 15 years for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 saw the light after the first installment was released in 2007. Recently, the film of Bollywood premiered in Netflix and has managed to position itself in first place in the Top 10 of non-English speaking films with more than 12.2 million hours viewed. What is this horror comedy about, starring the famous actor Kartik Aaryan?

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Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film is a continuation of the psychological horror story that readapted manichitrathazhua Malayalam-language film from 1993. This is how we met Dr. Aditya bye Shrivastav (Aaryan), a psychiatrist with unconventional methods to treat his patients.

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The first part was launched in 2007 and was a resounding success in India. (Netflix)
The first part was launched in 2007 and was a resounding success in India. (Netflix)

The second installment of the franchise is situated almost two decades after the original events. In 2007, a group of priests confined the malevolent spirit Manjulika, who only sought to harm the daughter-in-law of the Bhawanigarh mansion family, Anjulika. She and the rest of her clan ends up leaving this house. Back in the present, we discover Ruhaan Randhawa, played by Kartik Aaryan. This man is a fraudulent psychic who has been hired to stop this supernatural being in his return to take revenge against the members of this family.

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The cast is also made up of Taboo as Anjulika Chatterjee Thakur and Manjulika Chatterjee Thakur; kiara avani as Reet Thakur; Rajpal Yadav as Chhote Pandit; love upadhyay as Uday Thakur; sanjay misra as Bad Pandit; mehak manwani as Trisha Thakur; Ashwini Kalsekar as Panditayeen; Karmveer Choudhary as Mukhiyaji; rajesh sharma as Kulwant Thakur; samarth chauhan as Potlu Thakur; Govind Namdev as Tantrik Baba; Vyoma Nandi as Rajjo Thakur; Y Kali Prasad Mukherjee as Debanshu Chatterjee.

"Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2" hit theaters around the world in May this year and can be seen streaming from June 19. (Netflix)
“Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2” hit theaters around the world in May this year and can be seen streaming from June 19. (Netflix)

Originally, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 hit theaters on May 20 this year and received positive reviews from the press in India and other parts of the world, and many of these reviews highlighted the performance of Tabu. By the end of June, the title had already grossed some $34 million at its global box office, thus becoming the second film production of Bollywood most successful of this year, only after The Kashmir Files.

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 among the most watched on Netflix

The film was included in the catalog of Netflix last June 19 and, during the first two weeks of its premiere, it entered the ranking of the most watched in 19 countries in the world such as India, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, Qatar, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, among others. Currently, it leads the list of favorites in non-English speaking cinema and is positioned above Parade of Hearts, The Wrath of God, Centaur, Doom of Love, Mad About Work, RRR, CBI 5: The Brain, In Our Prime Already through my window.

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