Bhooloham is all about two boxing teams and the rivalry between them, which goes back in time. Jayam Ravi, who belongs to the team 'Naatu Marunthu Vaithiyar' is pitted against a tough competitor from the other team.
Jayam Ravi deserves a pat on his back for effortlessly fitting into the role of a ruthless boxer from North Chennai. His mannerisms, dialogue delivery and efforts taken to beef up his body add value to his role.
Overall View: On paper, Bhooloham has the potential to become a classy entertainer based on boxing. But thanks to a mediocre second half, this Jayam Ravi starrer turns out to become a harmless one time watch.
Kollywood has by far embraced the sports theme pretty well, and it's a healthy sign to see movies that revolve around Hurdles, Boxing not compromising on the emotional quotient too.
Through the first half the director takes time to show the multiple characters in the movie, the reasoning behind the anger, the little heat between two communities elevated to the next level by a sports channel run by Prakash Raj and then the all-important Boxing Championship.
Verdict : All said, the movie is a good entertainer of sorts, watch it for Jayam Ravi's heavy duty thara local gimmicks and some guaranteed good boxing sequences.
This film narrates the tale of a boxer, Bhooloham played by Jayam Ravi hailing from the north Madras region and the atrocities of a private media group that looks at everything with the monetary lens.
The casting idea is flawless, from Prakash Raj, Ponvannan, Shanmugarajan to Nathan Jones, every artist fits appropriately into the proposed character sketch. The dialogues in the second half remind us of the Peranmai, Nimirndhu Nil and Thani Oruvan Jayam Ravi in a good way.
Verdict: Bhooloham fails to knock-out but manages a slight punch!