Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship Reviews (Top Critics)
By Anupama Chopra

A giant, abandoned ship as the setting for a horror film is a terrific idea - there are umpteen cramped spaces to explore, long lonely corridors and a maze of interconnected interiors to get lost in. Even in the daylight, it's sad and spooky.

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By Devesh Sharma (3/5)

Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is an officer with an organisation which oversees the coming and going of ships. At the start of the film, we see him rescuing illegal immigrants from a container at Mumbai port. Why he dies it alone and not without the help of the police isn't explained. Later, we see him suffering from guilt as he had lost his child and wife to a boating accident.

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By Umesh Punwani (2/5)

Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) who works for a shipping company loses his wife (Bhumi Pednekar) and child in an unfortunate water accident. Years later, still unable to move on, he starts hallucinating them which starts affecting his professional life. He's posted on a case of a ship that's stranded on a beach in Mumbai.

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By Bollywood Hungama (1.5/5)

BHOOT: PART ONE - THE HAUNTED SHIP is the story of a man facing a scary situation while fighting the horrors of his past. The year is 2012. Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is a widower who has lost his wife Sapna (Bhumi Pednekar) and daughter Megha in a freak accident.

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By Nandini Ramnath (2.5/5)

What would the history of horror cinema be like if frisky lovers didn't try to make out in the wrong place? So it is in Bhoot: The Haunted Ship, in which a young couple are the first casualties of a strangely empty vessel that rolls into Mumbai one night.

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By Moumita Bhattacharjee (3/5)

The last time I saw a movie called Bhoot, I had nightmares for a week. Ram Gopal Varma made me believe in such dark forces that I still do. This time, I might get over it in a day. With Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions steps into the dark world and makes that point apparent with dreary logo animation.

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By Udita Jhunjhunwala (2.5/5)

A 10-storey high ship on its way to the ship breaking yard, gets grounded on a Mumbai beach. It's unoccupied and, according to reputation, haunted. Maybe the young couple that decided to explore the Sea Bird in the dead of night didn't know that. Why else would they put their lives at risk?

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

It seems like ghosts are also prone to getting jinxed. Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship floats along swimmingly and perches promisingly well at the interval till the curse of the second half gets to afflict it severely. An abandoned ship sails into Mumbai and it's for shipping personnel led by Prithvi(Vicky Kaushal) to uncover its deep, dark secrets. And, in the process, confront ghosts from his own past.

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The Times Of India
By Ronak Kotecha (2.5/5)

Based on a true incident, the film begins with a chilling scene. As the film proceeds, debutant writer-director Bhanu Pratap Singh begins to tease us with flashes of the incident that led to Sea Bird becoming the dreaded haunted ship. He juxtaposes this with Prithvi's poignant past.

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Hindustan Times
By Monika Rawal Kukreja

For Bollywood, the recipe to make a horror film is simple - horrifying make-up with blood streaks blended in, loud background score and a few well-timed jump scares. Debutant writer-director Bhanu Pratap Singh's Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, starring Vicky Kaushal, refuses to tinker with the formula.

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By Rohit Vats (2.5/5)

There is an abandoned ship on the Mumbai shores and the authorities want to get it back in the deep water but that will take some time. Meanwhile, a shipping department officer Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) gets intrigued to visit its interior and strange things begin to take place. Some of it might have been inspired by his past.

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By Vishal Verma (3/5)

Haunted by a devastating past a shipping officer Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is assigned a duty to unravel the mysteries of a haunted ship that has suddenly landed on the shores of a crowded Mumbai beach. Frequently hallucinated by memories of his lost past, how Prithivi fights his inner demons and solves the mystery of the haunted ship finds the crux of this atmospheric horror.

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By Vibha Maru (1/5)

A crackling theatre, with the audience laughing out loud at some of the scenes. An outsider might confuse it for a comedy film but it was Vicky Kaushal's horror flick - Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship - that was being played at the big screen last night.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (1.5/5)

You know a horror film is a horrific misfire when it resorts to every trick in the book to scare the living daylights out of you but fails to well and truly pin you down. There is no want of trying in Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship, written and directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. The film abounds in tame and cliched genre tics that eventually amount to little.

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Taran Adarsh
By Taran Adarsh (1.5/5)

One Word Review... Bhoot: DULL. Fails to live up to its title... Weak writing... Lethargic pace... Few scares... Exhausting second half... Unconvincing backstory... #VickyKaushal is the only plus here. #BhootReview

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