Sumeet Vyas tries hard but is let down by the writing
For some time, MX player has developed a reputation for bringing shows that look interesting at the concept level but falter in their overall execution. (e.g. bhokal, mastram, ek thi begum etc.). The new show on the platform ‘Official Bhootiyagiri’ which is an ARRE original, also suffers from this problem. So, let’s have a look at it.
Also, keep in mind that this is a sequel to the ARRE’s web series ‘Official CEOgiri’ but you don’t have to see the earlier show as it doesn’t have much in connection. Still, if you want to see it, you can watch it on youtube.
Official Bhootiyagiri 3 Series Story
Dilawar Rana played by Sumeet Vyas who is serving a jail sentence because of fraud is brought out by his family, but with a condition. He has to shut down a closed heritage hotel and make it profitable again. Desperate to clear his name and establish himself again in the business world, Dilawar accepts the challenge. But there is a catch, the hotel is haunted. Moreover, this hotel was once Dilawar’s childhood home and this is the place where his problems of social anxiety began. How Sumeet turns these problems around and how he comes to terms with his own past makes the crux of the story.
Official Bhootiyagiri 3 Series Review
As mentioned earlier, the premise was interesting but the execution let it down.
Official Bhootiyagiri Series 3 Screenplay
The main problem was the screenplay, which was neither here nor there. Supposed to be a horror-comedy it was neither horror nor comedy. The laughs were few and far between and the scary scenes even fewer. Moreover, the screenplay was so inconsistent that you sometimes get confused during the storyline. Characters come and go as they please and the story moves abruptly. The story starts with comedy, progresses into horror then takes an emotional and all this while you are wondering what the hell is happening.
Official Bhootiyagiri Series 3 Trailer
Official Bhootiyagiri Series Cast
- Sumeet Vyas
- Pranay Manchanda
- Eisha Chopra
- Sujata Sehgal
Actors do their part but as I mentioned earlier they didn’t have a strong screenplay so I could not do much. Sumeet Vyas always shines in his part though.
Official Bhootiyagiri Series Direction
Average affair. Nothing much to write about.
Director: Vishwajoy Mukherjee
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Eisha Chopra, Pranay Manchanda.