Anushka Sharma’s Bulbbul is hauntingly brilliant


Bohot pehle ki baat hai, ek chudail thhi Jo ped pe rehti thhi. Runs a chill down your spine, doesn’t it? When I first saw Anushka Sharma’s Instagram story on Bulbbul, the red night scene sort of tempted me to go ahead and watch the trailer.

Let me tell you, it took a lot of courage to go ahead and watch it because I’m really really afraid of ghosts or anything even remotely related to that. I’ve seen just a few horror movies and that too has been under what I’d like to call, adult supervision.


When I saw the folklorish trailer of Bulbbul, it pushed me to watch that movie, which I finally did. What struck the most was the setting in the Bengal Presidency era in the late 1800s  It has a sort of magnetic feel to it, that only history enthusiasts like myself would understand.

While I won’t give out any spoilers, I will talk about the essence of it as a whole. Bulbbul is hauntingly beautiful, and while it won’t scare you in terms of the ghost factor, but you will definitely feel a chill in the spine when you see how the ills of the society have been reflected.


The visuals and cinematography are class apart. The setting, the music, and the details to the little things will make you continue watching the movie right until the end.

Rahul Bose has played the part of the dominating yet loving elder Thakur Sahab and the crazy younger twin Mahendra, equally well and you will be able to create that divide between the two.


Tripti Dimri, who plays Bulbbul has convincingly played the part of a British era thakurain, and you will feel mesmerized by her on several occasions. She’s risen from the ashes and settled herself well in the premises. Her love for her husband’s brother remained even after he left for London and only came back five years later.


Bulbbul is tragic, yet beautiful in its own way. The way it’s captured folklore into the horrors of the society is worth mentioning. If you’re a woman, you’ll feel the movie a little more as compared to the men out there. It’s only because of the events that unfold in Bulbbul’s life.

You’ll realize that there does lie a Bulbbul in each of us, but not every one of us unleashes the goddess/demon within. I’d say, leave everything aside and watch Bulbbul understand what I’m trying to explain here.

All in all, I’d give the movie a 3.5 out of 5, one marks less for a little less lighting as I’d wanted. Nevertheless, Bulbbul in my opinion is a must-watch.

Bulbbul star cast: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose and Parambrata Chattopadhyay