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Boomerang Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, March 8, 2019 • Telugu ]
Boomerang Review
Masala Pix
Atharvaa, Megha Akash, RJ Balaji, Sathish, Upen Patel
R. Kannan
R Kannan

Boomerang  - A  social entertainer

After the success of the thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal, Atharvaa is back on screen, joining hands with director Kannan who had last delivered the interesting technology based thriller Ivan Thanthiran, with Boomerang. With the trailer and the promos generating curiosity, let's see what the movie has to offer.

After a forest fire accident, Shiva's face gets disfigured, following which he undergoes face transplant surgery. However, with new face, Shiva gets new troubles with killers behind him. Who's face Shiva received, what was the cause he was fighting for and the evils he was against that are chasing Shiva now and whether he was able to complete the mission of the face donor is what Boomerang is all about.

Atharva as Shiva and Shakthi is energetic, and performs well in the limited scope for emotions, and excels in action. Indhuja gets to score in several emotional sequences, while RJ Balaji gets to do something more than comedy, as he mouths some sharp lines. Megha Akash plays a cliched role and does the typical song - dance routine and romancing the hero. Sathish evokes laughter occasionally with his counters. Upen Patel's lip sync troubles continue, and in a stereotypical character doesn't look menacing either.The supporting cast including Malavika, Ravi Maria and Suhasini Maniratnam are adequate.

The first half of the movie begins interestingly with changes in Shiva's life after getting a new face, but after the transplant, ventures into the cliched setup with an artificial romance track. However, towards the interval, Boomerang gains little momentum with Shiva realising the threat he's facing.

Post interval, the film gets into the crux, establishing the story behind the face, and a flashback involving three new characters. While the concept in the flashback with a social theme is interesting, with references made to current issues, it extends throughout the second half that the end looks rushed, lacking emotional appeal.

Background score by Radhan works at places, and of his songs, Mugaiyazhi is hum worthy. Cinematography by Prasanna Kumar captures the action sequences with finesse. R K Selva's editing makes sure the second half is sharp.

Director Kannan yet again takes a social theme with Boomerang, as after Educational scams in Ivan Thanthiran, this time it's interlinking of rivers. The movie interestingly makes use of the face transplant concept in a commercial template, and the conflict point is presented with a social message based flashback as well. Despite the noble intentions, predictability takes over, and the sequences are rushed in the second half leaving no time for emotional connect, and the ending is quite abrupt as well. The runtime is crisp, yet Kannan could have done away with the romance track and songs, and instead focused on establishing the characters of Shakthi and Shiva even better. Nevertheless, Boomerang is a fine attempt, that deserves a watch, though it could have been much better. 

Verdict: A predictable social entertainer.

Rating: 2.75 / 5.0

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