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‘Bhoomi’ movie review: A poor execution makes it a dull watch

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'Bhoomi' movie review: A poor execution makes it a dull watch

Directed By: Omung Kumar
Produced By: Omung Kumar, Bhushan Kumar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharad Kelkar
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Rating: 1.5/5

We’ve had a lot of films in 2017 which didn’t do well and adding to the list is Omung Kumar’s revenge drama ‘Bhoomi‘. The movie had good potential to portray its story, but it failed. Knowing that it was Sanjay Dutt’s comeback movie, it should have been as hard-hitting as expected, but all in vain.

Tarun Sachdeva (Sanjay Dutt) plays a middle-aged father who runs a shoe shop in Agra to a beautiful daughter Bhoomi Sachdeva (Aditi Rao Hydari). In the introduction itself, we witness the unconditional love that this father-daughter duo shower on each other. Bhoomi’s about to get married and just a day before her wedding, Vishal kidnaps her. Vishal is the person who’s expressed his love to Bhoomi but she’d denied of his proposal. This follows with a very tragic experience for Bhoomi and things fall apart for her sooner than we can grasp.

After kidnapping her, Vishal takes him to a local theatre which is owned by Dhauli (Sharad Kelkar), who is also a part of the kidnapping. An unconscious Bhoomi is then gang-raped by these ruthless men and soon after she gains her consciousness, she somehow managed to walk back home. She confesses her situation to her fiance Neeraj (Siddhant Gupta). Now, Siddhant plays the character of a weak, indifferent man who only obeys what his mother says and soon denies marrying Bhoomi after the insensitive incident that happened with her.

We’re now shown a courtroom scene, where Bhoomi is bombarded with numerous hard-hitting questions. It is her father who then stands by her to take revenge for his innocent helpless daughter. The director has made efforts to show how terrifying it gets for the victim, but we’ve watched similar scenes and so this one doesn’t feel as hard-hitting.

The courtroom session is similar to that of the movie ‘PINK’, where the female who’s raped and is still not out of the trauma is asked about where all she’s touched and what all happened in the entire decision. For all that it takes, it looked overly dramatic in this movie and could have been better than what it was.

We’d say, ‘Bhoomi’ is the weakest movie that Omung Kumar has directed which held just so much potential to do better. Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hydari’s performance is the only positive side to this film. Sanjay has pulled off the daring side of his real age too well, while Aditi has added just the right amount of emotions for her part. Only if the movie was executed well, their performances wouldn’t have been overshadowed.

The item number in the movie does no good and Sunny Leone failed to look charming on screen for this one. Shekhar Suman did average in his part. Thus, ‘Bhoomi’ is a dragged, weighed down movie which won’t hold a strong place at the box office as expected.

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