Bhoomi, starring Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharad Kelkar, and Sidhant Gupta, is a gritty revenge drama involving a father and daughter.
Sanjay Dutt plays the role of a father, who is a shoe-smith and his daughter’s role is played by Aditi Rao Hydari, who has been raped by a local political goon, Dhauli played by Sharad and his gang of three. The father and daughter grieve for a bit and then plan revenge.
Being a single parent, Sanjay Dutt shares a loving relationship with his daughter Bhoomi, an educated, independent, working girl. He cooks her the dinner, gives her a head massage and everything that a mother does. She dyes his hair, makes parathas and chides him on his drinking habits.
Bhoomi gets raped just a day before her wedding, and this is when the film takes a turn. The insensitive cops, the lame public prosecutor, the even lamer defence and the whole court-room drama comes in.
As every cloud has a silver lining, Bhoomi has Sanjay Dutt. Returning to the marquee after his incarceration, the actor wears the lines of his face with confidence. You can tell right away that the lion has aged but he’s got terrific screen presence.
Aditi is also remarkable, first as the stuttering, sweet girl and later as the woman seeking revenge. Sharad is too much the caricatured villain from the 80s, mouthing stupid lines. The overall writing is clunky. Sachin-Jigar have composed a couple of foot-tapping numbers that don’t necessarily have recall but when they are playing, you find yourself grooving.
Watch Bhoomi for Dutt. He’s from that era of larger-than-life heroes who get you to whistle even when he is killing people.
Here are a few Twitter reactions to the movie, read and see if the aged-lion Dutt has got awesome screen presence.
#1. The movie made Actress Sunny Leone cry and laugh at the same time!
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) September 20, 2017
#2. Actor Darshan seem to have loved the movie so much!
— Darshan Kumaar (@DarshanKumaar) September 20, 2017
#3. Love her, Nurture her, empower her, and never silence her…Aditi has this message for her fans!
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) September 22, 2017
#4. NDTV reviews the movie
— NDTV Movies (@moviesndtv) September 21, 2017
#5. Actor Jaey Gajera praises Director of the movie Omung Kumar.
— Jaey Gajera (@JaeyGajeraIndia) September 20, 2017
#6. Actress Shama Sikander got the movie as a birthday gift from Veer Aryan
— shama sikander (@shamasikander) September 20, 2017
#7. Director’s wife Vanita asks her fans to watch the movie.
— vanita omung kumar (@Vanita_ok) September 22, 2017