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Home > Movies > Reviews

Nothing special about Bhoopathy

R G Vijayasarathy | February 19, 2007 12:50 IST


If looks alone could make a difference to a mundane film, then Bhoopathy would have become a success story.

Darshan's 25th film sees him in designer clothes and a new hair style with a predictable storyline.

We have heard the dialogues by the director Govind himself a hundred times in a hundred films. It is quite obvious that the director is inspired by the films of Rajnikanth and has tried to present Darshan in the same way.

The confrontation scenes between Darshan and Mukesh Tiwari remind you of such scenes in many of Rajni films. Even the hardcore Darshan's fans will find it little difficult to digest the sequences where the star is presented as a larger than life hero.   

The only redeeming feature of the film is in the climax when   Darshan delivers a lengthy and powerful dialogue on motherhood. But the audience will have to wait patiently for 135 minutes to see this last well shot scene.

Bhoopathy opens with the protagonist (Darshan) awaiting his Civil Services Examination results. He is a helpful fellow who attracts the attention of a young doctor. They both fall in love. However, her father, a Chief Minister opposes his daughter courting a "commoner". 

Bhoopathy faces all the hurdles created by the Chief Minister and finally emerges the winner. 

Darshan, who has done similar roles in the past looks jaded. Same goes for Bangalore based model Shirin, who has not grown as an actress since her debut film Dhruva.

Mukesh Rishi as the Chief Minister has the weakest role in his career. Two veteran actors K S Aswath and Sumalatha have one sequence each while the villain with the North Karnataka accent is a big bore. The comedy sequences should have been done away with.  

Harikrishna who gave excellent music in his first film Jothe Jotheyalli  has composed two good songs for the film. Venus Murthy's camera work is just average.

In a nutshell, Bhoopathy is average fare and may appeal only to die hard Darshan fans.            

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