Bhoothnath ("Lord of Ghosts") is a 2008 Indian Hindi horror comedy film directed by Vivek Sharma, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Aman siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav in lead roles and features Shah Rukh Khan in a very special role. The film is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost". A sequel titled Bhoothnath Returns was released on 11 April 2014. Kk It was released on 9 May 2008, receiving generally positive reviews from critics and was well received by audiences, thus becoming a moderate success at the box office. Moreover, it was a very popular movie among children and the performances of the main trio (Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, and Aman Siddiqui) were praised by critics and audiences alike.


Directed by Vivek Sharma
Produced by Ravi Chopra
Screenplay by Vivek Sharma
Sudhanshu Dube
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Aman Siddiqui
Shah Rukh Khan
Juhi Chawla
Satish Shah
Rajpal Yadav
Priyanshu Chatterjee
Music by Vishal-Shekhar,

Distributed by B R Films

Release date 9 May 2008
Running time 136 mins

Country India
Language Hindi

Budget ₹200 million
(equivalent to ₹390 million or US$6.1 million in 2016)
Box office ₹684 million
(equivalent to ₹1.3 billion or US$21 million in 2016)


Song Title.                          Singer (s)

Mere Buddy -                    Amitabh Bachchan, Armaan Malik
Hum Toh Hain Aandhi -  Koushtuv Ghosh, Aparna Bhagwat, Sharavan Suresh & Sneha Suresh
Banku Bhaiya -                  Sukhwinder Singh
Samay Ka Pahiya -           Hariharan, Sukhwinder Singh
Chalo Jaane Do -              Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla
Mere Buddy (Repeat) -     Amitabh Bachchan, Armaan Malik
Bhoothnath Theme -        Instrumantal


Amitabh Bachchan       as Kailash Nath
Shah Rukh Khan            as Aditya Sharma
Juhi Chawla                   as Anjali Sharma
Aman Siddiqui               as Aman "Banku" Sharma
Satish Shah                    as Principal J.J. Irani
Rajpal Yadav                   as Anthony
Priyanshu Chatterjee    as Vijay Nath
Shaana Diya                    as Shaana (Vijay's wife)
Neena Kulkarni               as Nirmala Nath
Delnaaz Paul                   as Jojo's mother
Aashish Chaudhary       as Rohan (Special Appearance)
Nauheed Cyrusi              as Tina (Special Appearance)
Amit Behl                         as Doctor

Bhoothnath Returns

As the movie finished with a "to be continued..." ending, a sequel to Bhoothnath was expected but there was no clear intention. Amitabh Bachchan and the original production team announced a sequel, titled Bhoothnath Returns, released on 11 April 2014. Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan reprised their roles, though the latter only had a cameo appearance.


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