Jayam Ravi's much awaited Bhooloham has finally swooped into cinema halls all over Tamil Nadu. With an interesting cast and a decent build-up, Bhooloham was expected to be an engrossing sports based drama. Has the film lived up to its expectation? Continue reading our movie review to know.
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.
With this particular fight all set to take the center stage, the
movie focuses on a greedy businessman, played by Prakash Raj, who
runs a sports channel, only for profits.
What Prakash Raj does to increase the TRP ratings of his channel
by making use of these boxers forms the crux of this story.
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.
Trisha gets a meaty role but fails to make much out of it.
Prakash Raj as the main antagonist has come up with yet another
Nathan Jones of Troy fame will take you by surprise, which is an
added advantage. On the whole, Bhooloham is blessed with a
Kudos to the director Kalyanakrishnan for taking us back in time
to educate about the history of boxing in Tamil Nadu. This, along
with many other interesting sequences in the first half makes it an
The second half though falls flat on execution, which is one of
the major drawbacks of this film. Another such drawback is Srikanth
Deva's music, which fails to support the proceedings on screen.
Cinematography by Sathish Kumar is fresh and adds solidity to the
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