Thursday 24 December 2015
Ravi, Trisha, Ponvannan, Prakash Raj
Each and every actor in Tamil cinema has given certain films, which are watchable only for their earnest performances. Bhooloham is ‘Jayam’ Ravi’s turn, and he has given his heart and soul for a boxing movie, which is unpretentious and entertaining.
The film opens with the documentary depicting the clash between the two boxing clans, Nattu Marundhu Vaithiyar and Irumbu Manithar Rasamanikkam. A modern day businessman Deepak (Prakash Raj) wants to make use of this local flavor with his newly started sports television channel and organizes a tournament between Bhooloham (Ravi) and Arumugam, whose dads were also boxers.
Bhooloham wants to knock out and kill Arumugam inside the boxing ring as he has a reason. But once he beats him at a match, he understands the pain of the opponents family and turns a new leaf and also swears not to play the game. Unfortunately fate and business politics of Deepak pushes Bhooloham to fight the national lever boxer. The winner should fight with the International psychotic boxer Steven George (Nathan Jones).
As you read the plot, Bhooloham’s director Kalyan has tried to make an entertaining sports film and packaged it keeping the masses in mind. But the director has to be appreciated for not thrusting any comedy tracks , duets or item numbers.
Just like Stallone's Rocky, the climax fight is the highlight. The romantic track between ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Trisha, who trains him with scientific techniques (!!!) is a bit plastic. Then there is Nathan Jones, who is unintentionally hilarious, when he has to look scary.
The film’s biggest USP is Jayam Ravi who surrenders to his character. He is credible and convincing and all the hard work shows on screen. Prakash Raj is in top form. Trisha looks pretty but has nothing much to do except motivating the hero.
The biggest drawback are the songs which are neither catchy or inspiring. The cuts are also abrupt and the film lacks continuity in certain scenes, thanks to the prolonged delay of the film.
On the whole, this film is a good one-time watch, for Jayam Ravi's performance, if not anything else. You will not be disappointed.
Verdict: Watch it for Ravi