Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Bhoothakalam Movie Starring Shane Nigam, Revathi, Saiju Kurup, James Eliya, Athira Patel.
Bhoothakalam Reviews
Ratings: 7.07/10

Score: 95%
Reviews Counted: 21
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Malayalam Bhoothakalam Movie Reviews.
Director: Rahul Sadasivan
Producer: Teresa Rani, Sunila Habeeb
Writer: Rahul Sadasivan, Sreekumar Shreyas
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 21 January 2022 (on SonyLIV)

Devarsi Ghosh | Hindustan Times: - | 7/10
Shane Nigam and Revathy's film is moving mental health drama disguised as horror. Vinu and Asha are well-written and well-performed, and that’s what’s great in Bhoothakaalam ... Full Review

Deepa Soman | Times of India: 3/5 | 6/10
Those who like to embrace the spookiness of tales that offer chills through unexplained sounds, and enjoy the claustrophobic effect thus created, can give this movie a try ... Full Review

Manoj Kumar R | The Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Revathy, Shane Nigam deliver a physiological doozy. The house that mother-son duo of Revathy and Shane Nigam inhabit is a manifestation of a mind that is haunted by past regrets and negative emotions that they are unwilling to let go of. Overtime, it takes the shape of a monster that eats them up from the inside ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
An Unusually Layered And Moving Horror Film. Rahul uses the tropes of horror but he roots them in a larger, richer narrative about the fraught relationship between a mother and her son ... Full Review

Harshini S V | Film Companion: - | 7.5/10
A Stand-Out Psychological Horror Film. The film is mostly about the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and her son, but it is also about ghosts, literally and metaphorically ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 2.5/5 | 7/10
Revathi Is Flawless In Must-Watch Film. Fleshed out with commendable control by Revathi and Shane Nigam, a woman and her unemployed son confront a rapid unravelling of their lives in a house where a dark secret lurks in the shadows ... Full Review

Koimoi: 3/5 | 6/10
Shane Nigam & Revathy Make You See The Horrors Of Deteriorating Mental Health With Their Moving Performances. It isn’t an easy watch. There is not a minute of happiness in this world. Get into it if that is a genre you can digest ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 3/5 | 6/10
Bhoothakalam will keep you at the edge of your seats with commendable performances from Revathy and Shane along with an eerie background score ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.25/5 | 6.5/10
With a highly-talented duo, Revathi and Shane, the film travels with a lot of emotions. With some horror elements, the emotional movie drives the audience into the story. If you love watching emotional movies with different script-based, this one will suit you! ... Full Review

On Manorama: 3/5 | 6/10
Sadasivan's 'Bhoothakalam' is a gripping tale which keep us hooked without feeling bored. However, the movie props up a confused message, like its key characters, as the director fails to convey his ideas with clarity ... Full Review

FirstPost: 4/5 | 8/10
Mental health, the pressures of elder care, alcoholism, drug abuse, a flawed education system, unemployment – Bhoothakaalam touches upon all this and more, but its focus never strays from its goal of terrorising the audience ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 4/5 | 8/10
A supremely effective horror flick. Bhoothakaalam has enough surprises in store, and it knows when to reveal them, a rarity in today's horror movies ... Full Review

Cinestaan: 3/4 | 8/10
With its atmospherics and slow-cooked script, Rahul Sadasivan's film builds on a solid foundation and straddles the psychological and paranormal realms ... Full Review

Binged: 2.5/5 | 5/10
A Promising Social Film Gets Side-Tracked ... Full Review

IB Times: - | 8/10
Bhoothakaalam is a brilliant piece of art. Without gimmicks, director Rahul Sadasivan gave audiences a scary ride with some emotional elements ... Full Review

OTT Play: 3.5/5 | 7/10
This thriller revolving around a mother-son duo, who battle their own issues – alone and together, is sure to keep you at the edge of your seats, thanks to powerful performances from its lead cast and the eerie atmosphere in which most of the story evolves ... Full Review

Gulf News: 4/5 | 8/10
A truly terrifying psychological thriller. While the first half is bleak bonanza, the second half morph quickly into a macabre maelstrom ... Full Review

Lens Men Reviews: - | 8/10
There is a genuine effort in Bhoothakaalam to walk away from predictable moments. And you can see them brilliantly utilizing the small canvas and limitations to reinvent the treatment to an extent ... Full Review

Silver Screen India: - | 7.5/10
In the age of advanced digital technology, Bhoothakalam goes back to the fundamentals of storytelling, to say that poetics, not CGI, creates the best kind of horror ... Full Review

The News Minute: - | 8/10
Horror films seldom hold up beyond the first viewing, when they have revealed all their jump scares and ‘boo’ moments. Bhoothakaalam is a rare exception that becomes more rewarding with every watch ... Full Review

Latestly: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Revathy and Shane Nigam Star in This Well-Acted ‘Horror’ Film That Frightens You With Its Realism ... Full Review