Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor play fake ghostbusters, with Khan’s character’s flippant fixation between “paisa and havas” countering Kapoor’s more diligent hope for “manushya ki raksha”. One doesn’t believe in ghosts, and one hopes to relieve human anxiety from its presence.
They are confronted by the mountain ghost Kichkandi, “bohut hi jatil aur jiddi aatma”, and slowly the comedy unravels into horror. Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam, the respective lovers join them in this mission. They get possessed alternatively, strike and be struck. Forests, frost, floating bridges, and big bungalows with high ceilings — all the tropes of horror are here.
Produced by Tips Industries Ltd & 12th Street Entertainment, written by Pooja Ladha Surti and Sumit Bhateja, and directed by Pavan Kirpalani (Ragini MMS, Phobia, Darr @ The Mall), the film premieres on Disney+ Hotstar on September 17th.