Bombhaat review – Collapses in the process of providing illogical entertainment

Title: Bombhaat
Rating: 1.5/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Sai Sushant Reddy, Chandini Chowdary, Simran Choudary, Tanikella Bharani, Shishir Sharma
Director: Raghavendra Varma
Streaming on: Amazon Prime
Language: Telugu

Story: Vikki (Sai Sushant Reddy) who is haunted by bad luck since birth, is friends with a scientist/professor Acharya (Shishir Sharma) since his childhood. Acharya dies a mysterious death and Vikki tries to discover the secrets behind it with the help of his girlfriend and the professor’s daughter.

Performances: Sai Sushant Reddy is okay in the lead role. He clearly struggles in a few scenes but is fine overall. Chandini Chowdary appears as Sushant’s love interest. Her voice is her major asset but unfortunately someone else has dubbed for her in this film which is a letdown. Simran Choudary is good in her surprising role. Tanikella Bharani, Hema, Priyadarshi, Shishir Sharma, Vineet Kumar, Makarand Deshpande appear in supporting roles but have nothing much to do except become caricatures in a weak script.

Technicalities: There is nothing special in any of the departments. Music and camerawork are fine. Special effects are amateurish. Editing is just okay. Dialogues are cringeworthy.

Analysis: The movie hints right at the start that it is going to be a purely entertaining ride sans logics. The movie starts off as a rom-com and later touches the sci-fi genre. There are absolutely no logics in the film which is expected. But in order for a script like this to work, good dosage of entertainment needs to be scattered throughout the runtime. But sadly, there is hardly a single scene which excites us or makes us laugh out loud. Barring the surprise element in Simran Choudary’s role, there is not a single high point in the film. Hrudaya Kaleyam is another film which tried to entertain in similar way through it’s illogical and over the top approach. It worked because of non stop humour, illogically exciting scenes and some silly yet funny drama. All three are lacking in this film and so the silly and illogical treatment instead of entertaining us, starts irritating us after a point.

On a whole: Bombhaat bombs and tests patience.

Rating: 1.5/5

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