When you decide to adapt the Iranian film by renowned director Majid Majidi, CHILDREN OF HEAVEN , which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, you're shouldering a big responsibility. People are bound to compare the two films. It's inevitable, isn't it?
For those who've watched the Iranian film, you'll realize that BUMM BUMM BOLE is not a patch on that film. And those who haven't watched the Iranian film and would view BUMM BUMM BOLE as an isolated case, BUMM BUMM BOLE still disappoints.
So what ails this film? There's no denying that Priyadarshan is one of the finest storytellers around, but if you've watched some of his recent films, you may've realized that they have been stretched beyond a point. That's one of the prime reasons why BUMM BUMM BOLE suffers.