“Ghost,” which was released on Thursday, October 19, 2023, is a Pan-India film featuring the iconic Shiva Rajkumar in the lead role. This action thriller is a rollercoaster of twists and turns, offering an exhilarating experience that keeps you engaged throughout its runtime of approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. The film is so packed with unexpected developments that it might feel like a three-hour epic, a testament to its constant, relentless excitement.
Shiva Rajkumar, as the character ‘Bade Bhai’ (Big Daddy), carries the movie with an outstanding performance, capitalizing on his superstar status. What sets “Ghost” apart from many Kannada films is its exceptionally realistic action sequences, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the viewing experience.
The film boasts a stellar cast, with standout performances from Prashant Narayanan, who portrays Vaman, and Jayaram, the determined cop striving to regain control of a jail under the control of Shiva Rajkumar’s character. The film also features an unmissable cameo by the esteemed Mr. Anupam Kher.
However, “Ghost” does have its share of drawbacks. Some of the plot twists and turns are left unexplained, which can leave the audience somewhat puzzled and disengaged. Additionally, the Hindi dubbing of the film falls short of expectations, with noticeable discrepancies between lip-sync and dialogue delivery in several sequences. Finally, the film heavily relies on jump cuts, and certain scenes appear to be cut from the final edit, resulting in a somewhat disjointed and subpar editing quality.
Nevertheless, if you’re in the mood for a mass entertainer where you can simply unwind, savor some breathtaking action, and munch on popcorn, “Ghost” is a must-watch this weekend. For fans of Shiva Rajkumar, there’s a delightful surprise in store.
In conclusion, we would rate “Ghost” with a solid 3 stars, recognizing its captivating moments despite some shortcomings.