'Bhoomi' Movie Review: Over-Used Concept And Poor Screenplay Ruins Sanjay's Comeback

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| September 22 , 2017 , 13:56 IST

The revenge drama 'Bhoomi' was making headlines before its release due to being the comeback film of veteran actor, Sanjay Dutt. Expectations from the director, Omung Kumar were sky-high post his successful debut with 'Mary Kom', though the latest release has many flaws despite the Dutt's praise-worthy performance. 

Sanjay Dutt is undoubtedly at his best in 'Bhoomi' as expected but sadly that is the only good thing about the film. However socially relevant rape-based movies might be, the concept has already been used time and again by many filmmakers and this father-daughter revenge drama has nothing new about it.

Sunny Leone's item number has definitely raised the heat on screens establishing the presence of sexual exploitation in the film, giving unmissable bad boy vibes emitting from Sharad Kelkar. Aditi's bubbly character seems defeated in most of the film failing the filmmakers' attempt of getting a strong female character on screen.

The film which is supposedly inspired by a true story revolves around the father-daughter duo who fight together to pick up the shattered pieces of their respect, after Bhoomi (Aditi Rao Hydari) is raped by Dhauli (Sharad Kelkar) and his gang without any remorse leading to her marriage getting cancelled.

Sidhant Gupta's character had potential but was not used appropriately by the filmmakers as the spotlight during most of the film was on Sanjay Dutt. The courtroom drama and lawyer's lash out attack on the victim are powerful yet take the viewers back to the 80s films lacking freshness.

'Bhoomi' had some great performances and ability which were missed by the filmmakers. Unlike other senior stars, Sanjay has made the least attempt to hide his wrinkles and used them as a boon for his character. The film is only worth a watch for the actor's determined performance.