Bhoomi Movie Review: Bhoomi is hardly compelling

After we are first launched to the protagonist of Bhoomi, Bhoominathan (Jayam Ravi, in his twenty fifth film), he’s addressing the media as an astronaut/scientist working in NASA, explaining an upcoming mission to Mars. Earlier than embarking on this journey, he decides to pay a go to to his native, in Tamil Nadu, together with his mom (Saranya Ponvannan, in what might be her least efficient mother function). He learns concerning the plight of the farmers in his personal land, who’re being exploited by a money-minded company (is there some other high quality to them in our movies?). And so, the man who was planning to make Mars hospitable and cultivable decides that he must set issues proper in his homeland first, by turning a farmer, and preventing the great struggle.

Bhoomi offers with a topic that has, of late, turn into a pet mission for a lot of of our main males on display screen — farming. Thus, for the umpteenth time, we get to see a hero spouting innumerable dialogues on the significance of farming. It’s tacky however in a cringey method, a lot in order that after some extent, we wish to inform him, ‘Boss, we get it! Farming is the best. Transfer on!’ Given the fact that we’re at present within the midst of a farmers’ protest, our movies ought to be making us empathise with their trigger. Relatively, movies like these really appear to be doing the precise reverse — turning the very challenge right into a tiresome affair for us.

The lesser mentioned concerning the so-called romantic parts within the movie, the higher. Let’s simply cease with saying that the romantic curiosity right here, Sakthi (an inexpressive Nidhhi Agerwal, who is kind of a background prop) is the newest addition to the loosu ponnu heroine gallery in Tamil cinema.

The antagonist here’s a company behemoth, run by a foreigner named Richard King (a lot for subtlety!). Ronit Roy performs this function, and the actor’s major focus appears to have been in getting the lip-sync proper (whereas not good, let’s simply say he fares higher on this side than most villains imported from the north) that his efficiency turns into a casualty.

Bhoomi and Richard are concerned in a cat-and-mouse sport, however one that’s hardly compelling. We see them exchanging counters in particular person and over cellphone, however not a single line feels memorable. And the strikes and counter-moves that director Lakshman cmes up with are fairly simplistic; the hero manages to resolve any challenge that the villain creates for him within the very subsequent scene! For instance, when the villain creates a sudden lorry strike, which threatens to make the produce cultivated by the hero and his group go waste, the hero instantly manages to organise alternate transport. The logistical challenges — which might have been a nightmare in actual life — are conveniently stepped apart. And the irony of a film with an anti-corporate message releasing on an OTT platform owned by a company is difficult to overlook!

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