Bolo Raam (2009) *HQ*

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With three reputed names associated with the movie (Om Puri, Naseer and Padmini), “Bolo Raam” did show some sparks in its promos. But with its lead actors still being in the process of sharpening their acting skills, the film could only impress to a certain level.

Cast: Rishi Bhutani, Om Puri, Padmini Kolhapure

A remake of the Tamil film “Raam” (2005), it’s a thriller cum murder mystery where a college going young boy is charged with the brutal murder of his own mother. After the tragic event he has gone into silence and now everyone is trying to make him speak about the real truth. The movie starts off impressively when the Police finds the boy lying with his mother’s body with blood all over him and a knife in his hand. The opening sequence raises the expectation bar right away. But after the first few engrossing minutes, the pace drops and the director loses his grip over the proceedings resulting in a partly good project.

Debutant director Rakesh Chaturvedi Om, shows that he has learned the job well but he surely could have done much better with a carefully chosen cast and a fast edit. His direction remains uneven throughout the movie, where some scenes have been directly brilliantly and some get a very amateurish kind of treatment from Rakesh.

In all, “Bolo Raam” is a suspense thriller with an interesting plot not told in an equally interesting style. It is partially good as far as the subject is concerned, but could be much better with a more engrossing treatment and a different mystery in the climax.

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