You all must have gone through the promos of Anushka Sharma’s Philauri, where she plays a friendly ghost trying to settle an unfinished business.
Blending ghosts and humor can be very tricky, but there are some Hindi films that have successfully achieved that. Here’s a list of three of the most memorable and entertaining ghosts of Hindi cinema-
3. NASEERUDDIN SHAH- CHAMATKAR (1992)
Essaying the role of Marco, Shah was absolutely spot-on in his role of the friendly ghost who teams up with Sundar (Shahrukh Khan) to avenge his murder. Sharing a hilarious and crackling chemistry with Khan, Shah stole the show and gave us one of his most endearing and entertaining characters.
2. AMITABH BACHCHAN- BHOOTHNAATH (2008)
Just the baritone of this legend is enough to illicit fear and intimidation. Tattered and unkempt in his demeanor, he had a few scary and spooky scenes in the film but gradually transformed into a sympathetic spirit, when he developed an affectionate relationship with Banku, the protagonist.
Sharing a warm and tender chemistry with the actor, Bachchan proved why he’s the Shehenshaah of cinema.
1. SALMAN KHAN- HELLO BROTHER (1999)
Every time Salman Khan dies in a film, it turns out to be a damp-squib. Sohail Khan’s Hello Brother met with the same fate. Considered loud, unfunny and bizarre at the time of its release, it has developed a cult following over the years. Regarded as people’s favorite guilty-pleasure, the film saw Khan in the role of Hero, a courier-delivery boy who’s killed by his own boss. He comes back as a spirit and teams up with a no-nonsense cop, Vishal (Arbaaz Khan), to seek vengeance. With his over-the-top mannerisms and hysterical antics, Khan was unapologetic and unabashed throughout the film. Sometimes irritating but mostly enjoyable, the actor made Hero truly an illustrious character.