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A lot of skin, no Boom!

Rohan Sonalkar | September 19, 2003 12:51 IST

Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre and Katrina Kaif in BoomFirst off, Padma Lakshmi looks extra hot, Katrina Kaif looks hot and cute and Madhu Sapre is strictly okay.

As a piece of advice, prepare to tolerate Madhu Sapre minus makeup.
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Kaizad Gustad's skin fest Boom has an undoubtedly fabulous lineup: Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff and other masala mixers to add colour.

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As Bade Mia, Bachchan is the champion of the underworld. Medium Mia aka Cutpiece Saleem Suiting Shirting, Gulshan Grover, is another big fish in the sea, but not the biggest. Shroff is Chote Mia aka Abdul 50-50, who operates his elders brother's dark business in Mumbai.

The movie was shot in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka over 63 days.

It is about three beautiful models living and working together. The movie kicks off with a glamorous fashion show at Mumbai's Gateway of India, where egos clash between one skinny model and another. Ace model Anu Gaekwad
(Madhu) is embarrassed by her competitor, in front of the entire crowd. And the ramp turns into a wrestling ring.

In the catfight which follows, Anu pulls her rival's hair and priceless hidden diamonds scatter around to get stolen by photographers and the audience. Now, since the diamonds (or papads as Chote Mia calls them) belong to Bade Mia, he puts a task on Medium Mia to get them back, no matter what.

The task is passed on to Chote Mia who holds the three models responsible. Now, Anu, Sheila (Padma Laksmi) and Reena (Katrina Kaif) are asked to recover the diamonds.

The movie is different, no doubt about it. Writer/director Kaizad Gustad has done a good job. He has not lost his Bombay Boys touch. There are times though when you end up thinking about his old movie.

Lookswise, Anna Singh has given the right attitude to every character. While Amitabh is in all-white and Jackie is in all-black, Medium Mia Gulshan Grover enjoys the flamboyance of colourful clothes.

Madhu Sapre, Padma Lakshmi and Katrina Kaif in BoomYet, the movie lacks punch.

There is too much of flesh and exposure for the audience to concentrate on the plot, which itself isn't too powerful enough.

It is impossible to watch this movie with your family and not shift restlessly in your seat.

Hats off to the music directors of the movie nonetheless. You can expect nothing less from Sandeep Chowta and Talvin Singh.

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Sub: boombastic!!! one movie..... which a lot of people are going to criticise.... but i am going to applaud! i really really liked this movie. I ...

Posted by Amar

Sub: boom is the stupidest movie ever

Boom is the most pathetic movie to come out this year. I watched Boom at Rmall and the dialogues weren't very clear. RMall is one ...

Posted by abhi

Sub: re: boom

its all nuts !!! its a semi porn movie

Posted by rajeshwar

Sub: Nonsense...

If a movie can be judgged based on the star value, BOOM would have broken all the Box office records of yester years. But, sadly ...

Posted by Prashant

Sub: boom or bust

three words to decribe boom: vulgur, boring, horrible it is the worst film of recent times. the three models are hopeless. padmalaxmi and katrina look ...

Posted by retour


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