Bhoomi


After a long hiatus, Sanjay Dutt is back to his work and Omung Kumar showed him as a truly fatherly figure in ‘Bhoomi’. Sanju Baba carries the film on his shoulder and it proves that though he was away from the silver screen for a long time, he has all the capability to pull a film alone on his shoulder. But what falls short is the story-line which is seen and heard before.

‘Bhoomi’ revolves around a father-daughter relationship. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of a protective and doting father Arun Sachdeva, who is a shoewalla while Aditi Rao Hydari plays his lovely daughter named Bhoomi. Arun Sachdeva, who lovingly called his daughter betu is shown playing the role of both father and a mother. He cooks food for his betu, combs her hair and shares his happiness and sorrow with her. The emotional bonding between the father and the daughter was the high point of the film.

Bhoomi’s life changed when she falls in love with a handsome guy and got engaged. Things were going pretty well in Arun Sachdeva’s life until a mishap happened. Bhoomi, who was independent and hardworking and looking forward to start a new life with her fiancé was gang raped by a group led by Dhauli (Sharad Kelkar).

The doting father was hurt, became furious, turned red eyed and all set to take revenge against the culprits those who have committed this horrendous crime. 

In the whole, ‘Bhoomi’ is a story of strong emotional bonding of a father and a daughter. It fails to impress because Omung Kumar could not show any newness. Audience can draw comparison with Raveena Tandon's ‘Maatr’, and Sridevi's ‘MOM’.

Now-a-days, audience crave for novelty and if a film failed to impress them with their script and acting, the do not waste any time to discard it. ‘Bhoomi’ has both high and low point. The emotional bonding between the father-daughter was strong enough but at the same time the courtroom was not so impressive.

Speaking about the performances, Sanju Baba is an experienced actor and he hardly left any room to criticize his performance. For the first time Aditi Rao Hydari has got to play a strong character and she excels in her role. Sharad Kelkar failed to left mark as a villain.

The film was technically sound and Artur Zurawski's camera work was excellent. Jayesh Shikarkhane's editing was impressive and Sachin-Jigar's music was soulful. The production values are first rate.

In the nutshell, ‘Bhoomi’ is worth watching and Sanjay Dutt’s fans will love to see his performance after a long time. Preferably, watch it for Sanjau Baba.