BHOOMI Trailer: Looks like a cocktail of ‘Mom’, ‘Taken’ & ‘Pitaah’

BHOOMI Trailer: Looks like a cocktail of ‘Mom’, ‘Taken’ & ‘Pitaah’

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Aug 10, 2017  Updated On : Apr 30, 2018

BHOOMI is yet another parent revenge story which is hardly original as we`ve only had like 3 since December: Mom, Maatr, Shivaay! Omung Kumar had previously made Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda’s Sarbjit, so gritty stuff is nothing new to him. So when the trailer of Bhoomi came out some time back, we knew what to expect and it delivered exactly that.

The trailer focuses on the relationship between a widower and his adult daughter, and how their life changes for the worse when an evil landlord, played by enough menace by the underrated Sharad Kelkar (can we see this man in more Bollywood movies, please?) enters their life. The daughter goes through a horrifying ordeal at the hands of the villain and his goons, and the father tries to seek justice for her while being humiliated by the people around him. When justice is not delivered, he decides to take the law into his own hands and mete his own kind of gritty justice to all the wrongdoers.

And if you find that too repetitive, you are not wrong in thinking so. In this year itself, there were three rape revenge dramas already made in Bollywood – Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, Sridevi’s Mom and Raveena Tandon’s Maatr. Even Sanjay Dutt has played a similar character in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Pitaah, where he plays a revenge seeking father of a minor girl who is sexually assaulted by a couple of rich men in his village. While Aditi Rao Hydari speaks a lot through her beautiful eyes, she and Sanjay Dutt don’t make a very convincing father-daughter pairing.

Speaking of comebacks, Sanjay Dutt and Sridevi are the latest among Bollywood A-listers to have returned in leading roles after a long gap — and they all have chosen to play a parent in a revenge drama. Bollywood trade analyst Atul Mohan explains, “Actors wanting to come back to films choose differently. They are offered a host of options and scripts by writers, but they deliberately choose a film where they can explore so many elements: drama, anger, and revenge.”

While many might see this as a trend, Sanjay Gupta, director of Jazbaa, says that it is merely a coincidence that all these films have top actors returning in lead roles as avenging parents. “Actors don’t look at this aspect specifically. The only thing they have in mind is that it should be a good script,” says Gupta.

Sridevi had said something similar in a past interview, “I wasn’t consciously planning to pick up anything for better relatability with the audience. When something comes to me and touches my heart, I do it.”

 

Well, repetitive or not, looks like the similarity of Liam Neeson & Sanjay Dutt’s movie turned out to be more similar than anticipated.

 

 

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