Bhooloham Movie Review - A Rocky Inspired Tamil Flick
Sports movies are not new for Tamil cinema. Even Jayam Ravi has already acted in one of the super hit movie Son of Mahalakshmi, remake of a Telugu movie.
|Release date: 24 Dec 2015||Genre: Drama|
|Cast: Jayam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan, Arpit Ranka, Ponvannan, Prakash Raj, Shanmugha Rajan, Nathan Jones and many others||Written & Director by N Kalyana Krishnan|
|Music by Srikanth Deva||Cinematography Balasubramaniem|
|Edited by N Ganesh Kumar, VT Vijayan||Production company Aascar Films|
|Distributed by Aascar Films||Runtime: 143 Minutes|
|Language Tamil||CBFC Rating 'U'|
While Bhooloham has a strong inspiration from Rocky, the film had a lot of production issues and some drawbacks in the execution which has stopped it from achieving perfection.
- • Ravi's body language, dedication and performance in his role
- • Prakash Raj in a meaty role
- • Boxing sequences are done well
- • A script which is close to real life
- • Disconnected first half which contributes less to the main story
- • Trisha has nothing much to do
- • Songs are a bad choice for the movie
Jayam Ravi is a boxer whose only aim is to knock out his enemy. But, when he finally manages to beat one of them to near death, he witnesses the sorrows the family undergoes. Ravi decides to quit boxing but a businessman Prakash Raj brings him back to fight Nathan Jones in the end.The Cast
Jayam Ravi has already given one of the blockbuster hits Thani Oruvan. Bhooloham despite its good story didn't reach us in time due to production issues. But, Ravi's dedication to the story and body language is the saving grace in the movie. Trisha's glamor is just ok while Prakash Raj's performance is plain awesome. Nathan Jones tries to be rough but he's portrayed in a funny manner.The Team
Director Kalyan has touched a script close to North Madras and has put in the right cast. We just can't blame production as the only cause because the screenplay is weak, especially the first half. Music by Srikanth Deva is so annoying with all the wrong songs in the wrong places. The action sequences in the mid and the climax has been done to the best. It keeps your engaged at different instances.
Bottom line - Good story and cast let down by poor presentation.
Certified Fresh - No!
Stars - 2.5/5