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Bombhaat Movie Review

December 3, 2020
Silly Monks & Sucheta Dreamworks Productions
Sushanth Reddy, Simran Choudary, Chandini Chowdary, Priyadarshi, Makarand Deshpande, Shishir Sharma, Tanikella Bharani, Vineet Kumar, Hema, Master Saadwick, Akshay, Fish Venkat. Anki Reddy, Sada, Dhanvi, Silly Monks Sanjay, Rama Devi, Jai Surya, Siva Prakash
K Raghavendra Rao B A
Taneesh Raj & Raghavendra Varma
Akshay poolla
Mentem Satheesh
Gautham Raju
Srikanth Ramisetty
Srinivas Tadala
Nallamalla Srinu
Real Satish
Ramajogayya Sastry, Suddala Ashok Teja, Raamanjaneyulu & Gangotri Viswanadh Sastry
Raj Krishna & Yashwanth
Ambu
Ethiraj
E Radha Krishna
Magic B
Basha
C V Rao
Vivekanand
Vamsi Kaka
Walls & Trends
Subbarao Gudapaakala
Siva G
Pithani Ramu, Yogi, Rohit Varma & Manasa
Sreeraamasurya
Josh B
Vishwas Hannurkar
Raghavendra Varma

'Bombhaat' is a romantic sci-fi that is now streaming on Amazon Prime. The Telugu-language film, written and directed by Raghavendra Varma, belongs to a rare genre. How does it treat the genre? Is it worth a watch? Let's find out.

Story

Vicky (Sushanth Reddy) brings misfortune to the people around him. His parents (Tanikella Bharani and Hema) are comically miffed with him for this reason. His love affair with Chaitra (Chandini Chowdary) lands in a soup for the same reason. His scientist-friend Prof. Acharya (Sishir Sharma) is his only hope. But Acharya is threatened by Mad Scientist (Makrand Deshpande), who wants a secret from him. Enter Maya (Simran Chowdary), Acharya's daughter, and the whole plot thickens.

Performances

This one has got amateurish performances all throughout. Almost everybody with the exception of the female leads is over-the-top. Even comedians Fish Venkat and Priyadarshi, who rarely fail to click, are miserable. The less said about Makrand Deshpande and Vineet Kumar of 'Vikramarkudu' fame, the better.

Technical aspects

Josyabhatla's songs are forgettable, while Rajasekhara Sarma's background score scrapes through in light scenes. Sathish M. Lasa's cinematography and Srikanth Ramisetty's production design are painfully basic.

Plus Points

The premise is decent enough.

The idea of a female humanoid robot, inspired by Sophia, is interesting.

Minus Points

For a romantic sci-fi, this one is too frivolous to be taken seriously. The romantic track is absurd and has no emotional heft.

The hero gets unbelievable inspiration all of a sudden in the climax.

The villain, despite being a megalomaniac, is so silly and inefficient in his ways.

The songs are intrusive and should have been best avoided for their wooden feel.

The dialogues try to evoke laughter but end up irritating the viewer.

There is zero chemistry between any two characters.

Analysis

 'Bombhaat' is ridiculous in the way it narrates a rare genre. It rehashes tropes from old-school drama and fits them into the sci-fi basket. Besides being a casting calamity, it also suffers from an itch to play to the gallery. After a haranguing 135 minutes, it's most likely that you will want to become an emotionless humanoid robot yourself!

Rating: 1.5/5