Will Golmaal Again kickstart Bollywood horror comedy?

Horror comedy is a slightly new genre that Bollywood has explored in a full fledged manner. One of the most mainstream franchises is turning towards horror and comedy – Golmaal 4. Golmaal 4 stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Prakash Raaj and Neil Nitin Mukesh.

If this works, Bollywood film-makers might finally break the horror film taboo. Golmaal 4 releases during Diwali this October. Earlier, producers used to shy away from horror because of the ‘A’ certificate that these films were given almost automatically. But if the film is has comedy elements with horror, they will be able to sidetrack the Adults certificate. You can watch the trailer here:

Earlier, the horror films had a parallel comedy track, but with Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Bollywood audiences embraced horror comedy. Since then, there have been some others but they failed to make a mark at the box office.

 

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