“Bholaa” is an action-packed adventure movie in the Hindi language slated for release in 2023. It is directed by Ajay Devgn and produced collaboratively by Ajay Devgn FFilms, Reliance Entertainment, T-Series Films, and Dream Warrior Pictures. This film is a remake of the highly-praised 2019 Tamil movie “Kaithi” and features Ajay Devgn in the lead role. The ensemble cast also includes Tabu, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, Gajraj Rao, and Vineet Kumar.
SP Diana Joseph successfully apprehends the members of the Sikka Gang and seizes a massive cocaine stash valued at 1,000 crores. An undercover officer, Abbas Ali, operating under the alias Raunak, infiltrates the gang and collaborates with Ashwathama, known as Ashu, who is one of the gang’s leaders. Raunak provides crucial information about Ashu to Diana, while Ashu seeks assistance from the corrupt NCB officer, Devraj Subramaniam. Devraj, in turn, instructs another corrupt officer, Deep Singh, to spike the drinks prepared for police officers attending the farewell party of IG Jayant Malik with rohypnol. Diana refrains from consuming the tainted drinks, but everyone else falls unconscious.
A former prisoner named Bholaa, who has been recently released, is convinced by Joseph to drive a truck transporting the unconscious officers to the hospital and then to the Laalganj police station. Initially hesitant, Bholaa eventually agrees to help. Meanwhile, Ashu hires a bounty hunter to go after Joseph and her police force. As Joseph, Bholaa, and their sidekick Kadchi embark on their journey, they are subjected to attacks by various gangs. Deep Singh, the mole within the group of sedated officers, keeps the attackers informed about their location. Bholaa reveals his formidable fighting skills and eliminates all the assailants.
Simultaneously, Ashu dispatches his gang to attack the police station and free his brother, Nithari, who was apprehended with the cocaine. A new inspector, Angad Yadav, recently transferred to Laalganj, is tasked by Joseph with defending the police station. When Ashu and his gang arrive to breach the police station, Yadav and some students barricade themselves inside. Joseph narrowly avoids falling into a trap set by Nithari, realizing that it was a ploy.
Ashu manages to infiltrate the police station, but Yadav and the students successfully apprehend him. Unfortunately, a student named Chetan is strangled to death by Ashu’s gang using a lasso through a window. Fueled by anger, Yadav kills Ashu. Joseph contacts medics for an emergency ambulance at a temple of Lord Shiva. While waiting, Bholaa shares his past with Kadchi. He used to be a notorious gangster in Uttar Pradesh but fell in love with a doctor named Swara, who reciprocated his feelings after he saved her from a sexual assault. Before their marriage, Bholaa renounced his criminal life, but Swara was killed by a ruthless gang leader known as Chomu. Swara gave birth to their daughter, Jyoti, before passing away, but Bholaa lost contact with her after receiving a lengthy prison sentence. Joseph also recounts her story of losing her unborn child while pregnant.
Eventually, an ambulance arrives and transports the sedated officers to the hospital. Ashu’s imposing henchman, Bhoora, arrives later. Before Bholaa can engage in combat, Deep Singh stabs him, causing severe injuries. While Joseph and Kadchi are taken into custody, Abbas is exposed as the mole and subsequently killed. However, Bholaa regains consciousness and single-handedly eliminates the entire gang, including Deep Singh, using the Trident of Lord Shiva. He then pursues Bhoraa and rescues Joseph.
After an overnight journey, Bholaa, Kadchi, and Diana arrive at Laalganj police station through a secret passage, assisting the students and Yadav in escaping safely. Joseph incinerates the cocaine stash, and when Ashu’s reinforced gang finally breaches the station, Bholaa decimates them all using an M134 Minigun. Shortly thereafter, Nithari succumbs to shock upon learning about Bholaa, and Devraj Subramaniam takes his own life upon realizing that Bholaa was behind the events.
Bholaa is joyously reunited with his daughter Jyoti, and they depart happily in the truck with Kadchi and a puppy.
In a mid-credits scene, Chomu Singh learns of Bholaa’s release and plots to confront him.
“Bholaa” made its theatrical debut globally on March 30, 2023, across various formats, including 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D, 4DX, and ICE 3D.
Amazon Prime Video secured the digital streaming rights for “Bholaa” for a sum estimated between ₹30 and ₹40 crores. The film had its exclusive premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 25, 2023.
|Aamil Keeyan KhanSandeep KewlaniShridhar Dubey
|Ajay DevgnBhushan KumarS. R. Prakashbabu
|Ajay Devgn Amala Paul Tabu (Tabassum Fatima Hashmi)Sanjay MishraDeepak DobriyalGajraj RaoVineet KumarKiran KumarMakarand DeshpandeArpit RankaLokesh MittalHirva TrivediTarun GahlotDeepali GautamChetan SharmaAkhilesh MishraYuri SuriLakshmi Rai Abhishek BachchanJyoti Gauba
|T-Series Films Ajay Devgn FFilms Reliance Entertainment Dream Warrior Pictures
|Rs 100 Crores
|Rs 111 Crores
|OTT Release Date
|May 24, 2023