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 terrific performance.
Nathan Jones of Troy fame will take you by surprise, which is an added advantage. On the whole, Bhooloham is blessed with a strong cast.
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 interesting watch.
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 film.
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.