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The ancestral palace and its bhoot were first born in Malayalam (Manichitrathazhu) 14 years ago. The psycho-thriller then took rebirth in other South Indian tongues (Aaptamitra, Kannada) and (Chandramukhi, Tamil). Now, itâ€™s Priyadarshanâ€™s turn to take the shrink and the dancing ghost to Bollywood.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shiney Ahuja, Vidya Balan
The film is a story set in a small village, whose residents are conservative and superstitious people. There is an ancestral palace in the village, which belongs to Badhi, played by Manoj Joshi, who heads a Brahmin family, and this â€˜haveliâ€™ is believed to be haunted. Soon, Siddharth played by Shiny Ahuja and Avni played by the beautiful Vidya Balan, the son and daughter-in-law of Badhiâ€™s elder brother, pay a visit to their native village
after having returned from America, and plan to stay there for a month.
And as soon as Avni makes the â€˜mistakeâ€™ of opening up a locked and forbidden room in the ancestral palace, strange and unexplainable things start happening in the palace. This is when Badhi and Batuk Shankar, the very talented Paresh Rawal, try to get rid of the evil haunting their mansion, by seeking help of everyone from a black magician to a ghost buster. Also, the blame is evenly put on Radha, characterised by Amisha Patel, who is the adopted daughter of Badhi. Finally, Akshay Kumar, who plays an American psychiatrist, enters the scenario as Dr. Aditya Shrivastav, who is not just a friend of Siddharth but also makes use of modern techniques to find out who is the person behind all the mayhem. And so on, begins a turbulent ride as the film, in Priyadarshanâ€™s trademark style, throws one surprise after another.