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Boomerang is a good story with a few social messages that would make us think. But due to poor execution, it falls flat. It neither engages us nor does it feel complete
I personally didn’t find the promo sneak peek videos very appealing, yet we could see that the movie is about a social cause.
On paper, Boomerang is good – good enough to engage and entertain a family on a weekend along with some strong social messages.
But on screen, none of the above was carried over and it is indeed heartbreaking.
The movie touches all the aspects that are current in the social and political trend as of now. The issues that are going on now in Tamil Nadu are highlighted so it was pretty easy for us to relate to the social and political scenario.
And there are some powerful dialogues too that make us think, especially given that election is just around the corner.
The movie starts off with the face transplant surgery of a youngster (Siva) whose face is almost completely burnt in a forest fire accident. He gets the face of Sakthi (Atharvaa) who was in the hospital brain dead after what seemed to be an accident.
I must say that the initial hospital and surgery scenes were quite intense and the kids and some sensitive adults were not at all happy (most of them either turned their faces away from the screen or closed their eyes).
Now that Siva has a new, handsome face he easily gets the girl (Megha Akash) who once rejected him for his mediocre looks.
Until you get to the interval, the movie doesn’t go anywhere except for some random jokes by Sathish that don’t necessarily make you laugh, and the love sequence with a song that’s totally unnecessary for the movie.
In fact, Megha’s role in the movie can be conveniently stricken off, and yet nothing would change in the movie. It is only in the interval the story starts.
Along with the handsome face, there comes life threatening problems for Siva. He sets out to Trichy find out who is the man behind the face and why is his life is in danger.
He gets to know about Sakthi, the man who fought for a social cause and his incomplete project.
The flashback is engaging in parts. There are some powerful dialogues and scenes that we can relate to.
Apart from that there’s nothing in the movie that you can watch out for.
We have a templated corporate villain who can’t speak Tamil. And the failed lip sync ruins the (very few) scenes in which he appears.
Performances by the cast
The movie has a very good resemblance to Katthi, but it is not sharp as it. And we literally have a dialogue in the movie that says this.
RJ Balaji and Indhuja perform well, but in the poor screenplay, their performances are washed away and they don’t create an impact.
In fact, in the flashback, Balaji scores more than Atharvaa in some scenes.
Atharvaa looks cool with his physique, mouths strong dialogues, and his eyes are a plus for the scenes where he gets angry and motivated.
But again, the screenplay ruins it all.
BGM is one of the worst things that has happened to the movie. The BGM was totally out of place in all the scenes. It is also segmented (I don’t know for whatever reason), and it totally ruined many scenes.
The cinematography is good, but VFX could have been better. Especially the landslide scene could have used some decent VFX.
There are also scenes that are too cinematic.
Overall, Boomerang is a good story with a few social messages that would make us think. But due to poor execution, it falls flat. It neither engages us nor does it feel complete.