Bhoomi review: A poorly made movie

Director-writer Lakshman seems to have some sort of a bucket list of various genres that he wants to do with Jayam Ravi. Reason: the people’s failure to remember that India is traditionally an agricultural country. Bhoomi is his third consecutive movie with Ravi after the romantic-comedy Romeo Juilet (2015) and supernatural thriller Bogan (2017). Lakshman begins Bhoomi with Bhoominathan (Jayam Ravi), a NASA scientist who nurtures the ambition of colonising Mars through cultivation. And the result is a primitive, heavy-handed, poorly made political drama. Bhoomi also has a segment about a virus outbreak. The movie was supposed to release in May 2020 but got delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Actor Jayam Ravi’s new movie Bhoomi has skipped the theatrical route and directly premiered on Disney Plus Hotstar. Don't Miss These StoriesKangana Ranaut to star in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of DiddaBhoomi review: A poorly made filmAadhaar trailer: Vineet Kumar Singh is back with a social dramedyClick here for more

Lakshman has some really good ideas for an educational and inspiring movie. And we have to be thankful for that as this movie definitely is not worth the risk of visiting a theatre during the pandemic. But, it is a great shame that neither does he have the required understanding of the matter at hand nor the skillset to turn all the information and statistics into a compelling drama. It has come out at a time when India is witnessing the largest ever protest by the farming community over the new reforms, which are deemed to favour the rich corporates over poor farmers. He conflates linguistic nationalism with patriotism and throws in a few beliefs of Dravidian ideology in the mix. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Written by Manoj Kumar R
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Updated: January 14, 2021 11:34:15 am

Bhoomi is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar. And what’s his plan? And he seems to believe that firing up linguistic and cultural nationalism among people is the best way to end the woes of the farmers. Even though the film is bad, the timing of its release couldn’t have been better. But, he has little idea about how humans are wreaking their home planet. So, he gives up his ambition of creating a new world and makes it his mission to save earth from greedy corporates. His latest film Bhoomi intends to be a geopolitical drama about the daunting challenges faced by the agriculture sector in India. He wants to promote farming as a lucrative enterprise through which individuals can achieve great financial independence. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. And his conscience is jolted from a deep slumber when he visits his native village in Tamil Nadu, where farming is fast dying. He wants to create a new livable planet for human civilization.