INDIAN FILM REVIEWS

Bhoomi : Movie Review

Bhoomi is eagerly awaited as it was Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film after he completed his jail term. This was Omung Kumar’s next after Sarabjit. Bhoomi is a typical revenge drama as Bollywood has found a new formula of revenge-rape sagas. Sanjay Dutt plays a shoemaker and a single father who seeks revenge for the rape of his daughter (Aditya Rao Hydari) before her wedding day by  Sharad Kelkar and his goons.

We share some reviews from the newspapers and critics below:

NDTV: Raja Sen – 1/5

It is hard to describe how ghastly this film is, a relentless story of rape and revenge that treats its characters as cruelly as it does the audience. There are, mercifully, two words that should efficiently express its mediocrity, and those words are Shekhar Suman…Read More

 

The Times Of India: Meena Iyer – 3/5

Distasteful as it may sound, rape and retribution are dominating Bollywood. After Maatr and Mom, Omung Kumar, who showed a spark with Mary Kom, seems to have fallen into the trap of making formula. ..Read More

 

Indian Express: Shubhra Gupta – 1.5/5

Sanjay Dutt’s umpteenth ‘comeback’ is a ’70s style worn-out rape and revenge film, reeking of staleness.Under the guise of striking a blow for feminism, Bhoomi is, mostly, disturbingly voyeuristic. ..Read More

Hindustan Times: Sweta Kaushal  – 2/5

The initial banter between Sanjay and Aditi is syrupy sweet and you already know that half of the scenes will be later used in montages to relay the pain. However, despite being high on melodrama, the emotional scenes manage to convey the love Sanjay and Aditi share onscreen .. Read More

India Today: Lakshana Palat – 1/5

he icing on the meltdown is that there’s a full courtroom drama scene, where lawyers chastise Bhoomi for staying out late. The film tries to do what Pink did, but fails so miserably..Read More

Mumbai Mirror: Kunal Guha – 2.5/5

Making a comeback, Dutt is in top form and conveys his broken father with just enough creases on his forehead. When his character breaks down, he manages to internalise the suffering to channel inimitable distraught. It’s almost as if the trauma the actor endured in his personal life  … Read More

 

Mid-Day: Sonil Dedhia – 2/5

In this Omung Kumar’s emotional thriller, Arun (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhoomi (Aditi Rao Hydari) are a sweet ‘papa-bitiya’ jodi living in Agra who find happiness in the smallest of the things like cooking food for each other or even a head massage…. Read More

 

DNA India: Harshada Rege – 2/5

The director doesn’t think his audience is smart enough to question that. The songs only add anything to the film. The climax will make … Read More

 

Film Companion: Rahul Desai – 0.5/5

This film is the only one with the added advantage of its environment – a semi-urban setting like Agra, as compared to the surreal and lawless metropolitan madness in the others. In all three, the cops are of course apathetic fools, the villains are sordid caricatures… Read More

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KoiMoi: Umesh Punwani – 1.5/5

Showing stereotyped policemen, baseless argument in court, a shoe seller turning hulk – makers never settle with one unsound scene, it’s a continuous process…Read More

 

The Quint: Stutee Ghosh – 1/5

No doubt one feels bad for Sanjay Dutt. It’s an age-appropriate role in which Dutt puts his heart. But the film straitjackets all actors – they are typecast; Dutt the red-eyed angry father… Read More

 

Feature Photo: India Today

Director: Omung Kumar
Screenplay: Raaj Shaandilyaa
Story: Sandeep Singh
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari,  Sharad Kelkar, Shekhar Suman
Run Time: 2 hours and 16 Minutes

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