"Roohi Keeps The Magic Alive After Stree - Review".
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma, Janhvi Kapoor, Alexx O’Nell, Sarita Joshi
The second installment in horror franchise Stree, producer Dinesh Vijan hits it out of the park with Roohi. The horror-comic caper stars Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, and Varun Sharma in the lead roles.
Helmed by Hardik Mehta, the film is set in a village of Bagadpur where Bhavra (Rajkummar) and Kattani (Varun) work for a newspaper but they also work as henchmen for their boss who kidnaps women and gets them forcibly married. But, the village is also well-known to be haunted by a ‘chudail’ who takes possession of women who are about to get married.
Bravura and Kattani end up kidnapping Janhvi who is about to get married. She plays a double role of the innocent Roohi and the terrifying chudail Afza, who takes possession of her body much to the dismay and horror of Bhavra and Kattani.
Janhv, Varun, and Rajkummar, trio are unstoppable with their comic timing and crackling chemistry. The laugh-riot doesn’t end throughout the film.
Rajkummar aces the lisp and stutter, Varun, is just sublime with his comic timing. Janhvi does a fine balance of bringing two contrasting personalities on screen. While she seems innocent, docile, and naive as Roohi, she is as fierce, angry, and explosive as Afza. Janhvi’s transition from one character to another is commendable.
Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and Gautam Mehra’s screenplay and dialogue of the film do not let the audience’s attention waver till the very end.
The film’s first half is more entertaining than the second half and the film’s comedy sometimes seems stale and wanting. Roohi manages to bring a smile to your face and that’s all matters!
The film is a complete over-the-top masala entertainer and will definitely appeal to the audience.