New Delhi: After almost three years, Bollywood biggie Sanjay Dutt is back to take the silver screen by storm. Yes, his comeback film 'Bhoomi' has arrived in the theatres already and his fans are happy to the core. But, after a long gap, are Baba's acting skills still intact to deliver a breakthrough performance once again? Well, let's find out.
Filmmaker Omung Kumar's revenge-drama revolves around a father-daughter duo - Arun (Sanjay) and Bhoomi (Aditi Rao Hydari) – who live happily in Agra. Things go out of control when Bhoomi gets gang-raped just a day before her wedding.
The first half of 'Bhoomi', brings forward all the sweet and lovable ingredients of the relationship between a father and his daughter. Based in Agra, the story carries the fragrance of the 'city of love' and its culture. Not soon enough, Sharad Kelkar as Dhauli, the baddie, strikes in and the script takes an intense turn.
Amalgamated with powerful dialogues and intense scenes, including a courtroom trial, the film successfully manages to take the curiosity level of the audience up a notch. However, one of the few things that I found a bit weak in the movie is its screenplay. The flick keeps on losing the pace in its second half. Some might say that Sanjay took a bit too long to settle the scores. At the same time, it needs to be considered that the build-up was kinda necessary to lead to a worthy climax and the director was passively raising the momentum through it.
If we talk about the performances, Sanjay has completely killed it with his fierce and aggressive performance. At times, his dialogue delivery was magnificent enough to give his fans goosebumps. Undoubtedly, 'Bhoomi' is Aditi's career best role. Her portrayal of a raped woman who also stammers can officially be marked as her entry into the list of remarkable actresses. Sharad was quite convincing as the villain. His macho voice will give you 'Baahubali' feels.
Shekhar Suman turned out to be the surprise package in the film. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry and he will even make you get more attached to the movie.
The music of 'Bhoomi' is decent but it doesn’t make any difference to be brutally honest. The movie's art direction has a realistic touch. Omung must be applauded for 'Bhoomi' and his hard work has translated to the screen making the film a good entertainer.
So, if you are planning to go out for a film outing this weekend, then 'Bhoomi' is definitely not a bad option. It not only gives a good dose of entertainment but also delivers a social message which one can relate to in today's society.
Rating: Three stars