Featuring Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi fame Sai Sushanth Reddy, Colour Photo fame Chandini Choudhary and Simran Choudary in lead roles, Bombhaat is directed by debutante Raghavendra Varma and veteran director K Raghavendra Rao presents the movie. The music is composed by Josh B and cinematography is handled by Menteem Satheesh. Tipped to be a love story with a sci-fi backdrop, Bombhaat is yet another low budget flick that is releasing directly in OTT. Let us delve into the merits and demerits of Bombhaat.
The story has a universal appeal
The movie opens with actor Sunil’s background voice of how unlucky Vicky (Sai Sushanth Reddy) is to his family and friends. Wherever he goes, there would be some unlucky incident happening to people surrounding him. Because of this reason, he feels hesitant to express his love for Chaitra (Chandini Chowdary). One day he happens to meet a professor, Acharya (Shishir Sharma) and they become good friends. With his encouragement, he proposes to Chaitra and she accepts. However, the professor meets an untimely death leaving his daughter Maya (Simran Choudhary) with Vicky. What is the reason behind the professor’s death and who is Maya forms the rest of Bombhaat.
All the actors perform their parts well
Sai Sushanth Reddy as the lead antagonist had a role which has shades of comedy, romance and a tinge of action and performed it well. Chandini Chowdary was perfect in the role of Chaitra. Simran Choudhary’s character is the vital one and moves the story forward. She was apt in her role as Maya. Shishir Sharma was good as professor Acharya and Makrand Deshapande is at his usual best in the antagonist role. Priyadarshi, Tanikella Bharani and Hema were good in their respective characters.
The narrative left us wanting more
While the content of Bombhaat has a universal appeal with sci-fi backdrop, the narrative falls flat and finally ends up like an ordinary movie. However, the team needs to be credited for attempting a story that we rarely see in Telugu cinema. Debutante Raghavendra Varma played it safe with the narrative and didn’t experiment. The camera work and background score was adequate. Editing is decent while the production values could have been better.
WATCH OR NOT:
The best part of Bombhaat is its unique storyline which has a blend of love and sci-fi in it. However, the word sci-fi would be undermined as there are no larger-than-life visuals. To sum up, Bombhaat is yet another average entertainer that you may watch without any expectations.
Director: Raghavendra Varma
Writer: Akshay Poolla
Cast: Sai Sushanth Reddy, Chandini Chowdary, Simran Choudhary, Makarand Deshpande
Music: Josh B
Cinematography: Mentem Satheesh
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