Bhoot Police is hilarious at its best. Several situations, punctuated by bold one-liners thrown in from nowhere, turn out better than you may imagine. Take, for example, the opening sequence, in which we are first exposed to the bhoot-busters. The ostensible exorcism of a young girl is cleverly transformed into a beti padhao-beti bachao scene. Later, when Vibhuti and Chiraunji try to persuade the townspeople of their qualifications by citing their father’s previous success, there is a short jab at tantrik nepotism. Even the film’s trailer’s sentence “go Kichkandi, go” comes out of nowhere and hits the mark.
Surprisingly, the film’s scary element is what drags it down. To his credit, Kripalani avoids the easy road of forced jump scares. Despite this, the film lacks enough genuinely frightening moments to carry its idea. This is even more of a disappointment because the mystery or reason for the haunting is intriguing. It will be difficult not to feel a tinge of sadness for the characters involved once it is exposed in the climax. It’s a shame that this story remains so obscure until the conclusion, when the veil is lifted. IMDB