Bhooloham Tamil Movie Review
World is not enough
Since 1940s, boxing contests take place in North Chennai and there are many who are attracted to the sport. Father of Bhooloham (Jayam Ravi) is one such boxer and he commits suicide after facing defeat in a competition.
This ignites the undying spark in Bhooloham and he takes pains to equip himself as a tough boxer. He is backed by a media baron (Prakash Raj) who runs a sports channel.
In the meantime, Bhooloham has a beautiful female fan (Trisha) who goes to the extent of tattooing his images on her. It turns into love as well.
One day, Bhooloham beats the opponent to pulp in a contest and the latter fights for life. This brings a sea change inside Bhooloham who decides to quit the sport.
But the television channel boss is against his wish, as he wants to make money by using him. He poses all possible hurdles to Bhooloham. Is the boxer able to win over them?
Script wise, Bhooloham is as strong as Jayam Ravi who has done immense homework and equipped himself like a real boxer. But execution falls flat for obvious reasons, as making of the film got delayed.
Debutant director N Kalyanakrishnan, a former associate of S P Jhananathan, has gone his mentor way in taking on the mighty and fighting for ordinary people. And what more? SPJ himself has penned the dialogues and some of them are razor sharp.
Trisha fills the glamour quotient. Besides, she scores on performance front too. But some of the scenes involving her are unnecessary. Prakash Raj, Ponvananan, Nathan Jones and others are okay.
Srikanth Deva’s music is a major letdown, especially his background score. S R Sathish Kumar’s cinematography does the much needed magic by capturing things in a raw manner.
Kalyanakrishnan, who has got the script right, would have ended up presenting a much more interesting movie, had he got enough support from the production side. But still, you may not regret watching Bhooloham.
Director: N. Kalyanakrishnan
Music: Srikanth Deva
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Narayan, Nathan Jones, Arpit Ranka, Ponvannan, Shanmugarajan
Pro: Suresh Chandra