A standalone sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), the film stars Tabu, Kartik Aaryan, and Kiara Advani. The plot follows Ruhaan Randhawa (Aaryan), who has to pretend to be a fraud psychic to deal with the return of Manjulika (Tabu), a malevolent spirit hell-bent on revenge against the Thakur family.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - 2022 Indian Hindi-language comedy horror film
Principal photography began in October 2019 and filming was completed in February 2022. Primarily filmed in real mansions in Jaipur and Lucknow, other shooting locations included Mumbai and Manali. The film's score was composed by Sandeep Shirodkar while the songs were composed by Pritam and Tanishk Bagchi, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Sameer, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mandy Gill and Saaveri Verma. It features a remix single of the 2007 film's title track by Neeraj Shridhar.
Theatrically released worldwide on 20 May 2022 and received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for Tabu's performance.
- In a mansion of Bhawanigarh, 2007: priests confine a malevolent spirit, Manjulika, who is hell-bent on attacking the family's daughter-in-law Anjulika, to a room. The family desert the mansion for their safety. 18 years later, 2025 in Himachal Pradesh: Ruhaan Randhawa meets Reet who is on her trip to her hometown Bhawanigarh, Rajasthan via Chandigarh to marry her fiancée Sagar reluctantly. They board a bus to Chandigarh but cut short their journey for attending a music carnival and later discover that the bus they were supposed to travel in met with an accident, killing every other passenger. Reet's family, the owners of the mansion that was deserted eighteen years ago, assume her to be dead. Reet tries contacting her family but on the one phone call; which the receiver and Reet's sister Trisha could not hear; Reet overhears a conversation between Trisha and Sagar revealing their affair. To stand them a chance for getting married, Reet plays along her family's presumption about her demise and travels to Bhawanigarh with a hesitating Ruhaan.
- They decide to hide in the deserted ancestral mansion but Chote Pandit, a priest spots the doors of mansion opened and informs Reet's family, The Thakurs. The Thakurs and the villagers enter the mansion and spots Ruhaan, who covers up the situation by lying that Reet's spirit led him there and her final wish is to see her family living in the ancestral mansion and too her sister Trisha's wedding. Under Ruhaan's influence, The Thakurs fix Trisha's wedding with Sagar. Due to his presumed ability of communicating with spirits, Ruhaan becomes popular as Rooh Baba. Ruhaan and Reet fall in love with each other. When Ruhaan is led to the room where the spirit was trapped, Anjulika: Reet's sister-in-law warns him to stay away from the room and reveals the past.
- The sisters migrated to the mansion when their father was asked to manage the accounts for Thakurs. Their father's favouring Anjulika's talents over Manjulika instilled jealousy in the latter that turned into hatred for her sister as the years passed. Both the sisters fell in love with Uday Thakur, Reet's elder brother in 2007, eighteen years ago. However, Uday reciprocated Anjulika's feelings leaving Manjulika fuming and deceived. Manjulika, who sought solace in learning Black Magic decided to use it as a weapon against Anjulika. After Anjulika and Uday's wedding: the same night, Manjulika brutally stabbed her father for finding her truth and set out to murder Anjulika but she saved herself and stabbed Manjulika in self-defense killing her. Despite being dead, Manjulika did not leave the family alone as her spirit continued to harm them and paralyzed Uday by pushing him off the balcony. The priests captured Manjulika to a room in the third floor.
- At present, Reet's father reveals to Ruhaan that Manjulika's curse had killed eight members of their family. One night, Chote Pandit finds Ruhaan and Reet roaming around the mansion and discovers the truth. With the help of his elder brother Bade Pandit and his wife whose business is being affected due to Ruhaan's popularity; Chote Pandit spearheads a search in the mansion. Knowing that no one would enter Manjulika's room, Reet resolved to hide there and Chote Pandit's accusations are proved false to the family. Freed, Manjulika attacks Anjulika, who discovers the truth about Reet being alive and joins hands with Ruhaan and Reet to ward off the spirit. They take help from the same priest who captured Manjulika's spirit but he tells them that he requires three days. Manjulika's spirit possesses the priest that makes him kill his disciples before being killed by himself. Ruhaan encounters the spirit and falls off the terrace out of fear. Ruhaan returns to the palace, conversing in Bengali and claims himself to be Manjulika revealing that he is possessed. The Thakurs spot Reet and learn that she is alive. Ruhaan attacks Anjulika who uses Reet as a human shield by threatening to slit her throat if Ruhaan attacks her and addresses him as "Anjulika" that confuses the family. Ruhaan reveals that he has been putting up an act of being possessed by the spirit and reveals that the woman who died in 2007 was their own daughter-in-law Anjulika and the one who is living with them for the past 18 years is the real Manjulika. The digital streaming rights of the film are acquired by Netflix. The film was digitally streamed on Netflix from 19 June 2022. The satellite rights are acquired by Sony Max. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was released on 20 May 2022. The film was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on July 31, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eighteen years ago, after killing her father with the help of priest revealed to be Manjulika's accomplice, Manjulika influenced Anjulika using her Black Magic and stole her identity. Disguised as Manjulika under the influence of Black Magic, Anjulika attacked Manjulika who stabbed her to death under pretext of self-defense. When Uday discovered the truth, Manjulika pushed him off the balcony, paralyzing him and thus preventing him from telling anyone. She also killed eight members of the family for learning the truth. Presently, Anjulika's spirit attacks Manjulika and imprisons her in the same room in which she got locked in 2007. Anjulika's spirit has a moment with her family and asks Reet's father to forgive Reet for her lies since it revealed the truth of Anjulika and Manjulika. She thanks Ruhaan and asks the family to leave as she has unfinished business with her sister. Anjulika then enters the room and kills real Manjulika. The whole Thakur family leaves the palace, which becomes abandoned again.