Bulbbul Movie Review: Anushka Sharma’s delivers yet another engrossing thriller flim
Bollywood actress turned producer Anushka Sharma’s Netflix Film “Bulbbul”, supernatural thriller is now streaming on the OTT platform. The movie is a classic horror re-organised to make a solid statement about gender abuse. It is Anushka’s second web production after Amazon Prime Video series “Paatal Lok”
The movie also marks directorial debut of Bollywood lyricist-writer Anvita Dutt.
“Bulbbul” features Tripti Dimri in the lead alongside Avinash Tiwary, Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam and Rahul Bose. The film is a fantastical 19th century tale with its roots in folklore set in and shot in Bengal that explores and humanises the concept of ‘chudail’ (witch) while giving it a contemporary twist.
Bulbul Movie Story:
The story starts off with child bride Bulbbul getting married to the rich zamindar Indranil (Rahul Bose), who is much older. Indranil’s mentally unstable twin brother Mahendra (Bose in a double role) has a roving eye for the child bride, it becomes obvious right away. The only person Bulbbul can relate with at her in-laws’ place is Satya, Mahendra’s youngest brother who is just a few years older than her.
The narrative jumps to 20 years later after that brief prelude. Satya, now a strapping young man (Avinash Tiwary), returns from London after studying law, and he is surprised to find timid little Bulbbul has morphed into the assertive young mistress (Tripti Dimri) of their ancestral mansion. Satya hears strange tales, of men in the village being killed by a ‘chudail’ (demon woman), even as he starts falling for Bulbul.
As “Bulbbul” is now streaming on Netflix, here we share with you candid reviews by Netizens before you choose to watch the film. Fans have loved the story, cinematography and the brilliant performances by the star cast, especially, lead actress Tripti Dimri.
Check out “Bulbbul Review” here:
What kept me going in Bulbbul was the performance of the lead actor Tripti Dimri.
Her transition from Innocent, vulnerable young girl to the confident & bold woman was just a great piece of acting.. #Bulbbul pic.twitter.com/ZykrnAaauu
— Abhijith S (@Abhi_mania) June 25, 2020
JUST WATCHED #BULBBUL AND HOLY SHIT I AM STUNNED , love the message it conveys , I had goosebumps throughout , the way they have shown heart-wrenching reality as horror which is truly scary for every woman. LOVED IT SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/pOEq2Jrm2d
— 🦋 (@mrssoftmalhotra) June 24, 2020
— 𝒜 (@sugarandsp1ce) June 25, 2020
— Angana Baruah (@itsanganaa) June 24, 2020
#Bulbbul the kind of Feminist film I was looking out for since some time. Albout predictable fable-horror, It questions the evils of child marriage, gender violence & everything patriarchy.What wins here is a finale act that makes you wish if it were not just a film but reality. pic.twitter.com/fZY6TfyA0o
— Anmol Sonthalia (@Anmol9570) June 24, 2020
I love these shots 🔥
— ☆ (@Ssimeeee) June 24, 2020
#Bulbbul has to be the most exquisitely filmed Indian film since Tumbbad. Eerie, haunting and ultimately heartbreaking. Haven't seen a more perfect ensemble cast in a while. And is there anything @paramspeak can't do. Also, have to say this, Pari walked so that Bulbbul could fly.
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) June 24, 2020
Despite being predictable, #Bulbbul works cause of the relevant story. The cinematography and AmitT's score are added bonus. Some redemption for Indian OTT space, after all. 🤷🏻♂️
— Ashwin (@BlehBlahBlegh) June 25, 2020
The chemistry of @tripti_dimri23 and @avinashtiw85 seems so effortless! Their pairing is so truthful. Together they can make you believe in literally anything. Be it a couple insanely in love or two people who are creating their own story through small stories!#Bulbbul
— Aayushi🎀 (@30Aayushi) June 25, 2020
Watched #Bulbbul expecting thriller but it turned out a movie with good actors, brilliant cinematography, woman with spine. All but not eerie.@AnushkaSharma is bringing out a new genre of strong phoenix feminist characters. One movie at a time.
— Pragnya (@lifewtmypenguin) June 25, 2020
Well, going by the reviews, Bulbuul definitely makes it to the list of Must-Watch movies on Netflix.