Boomika – A well-intentioned supernatural eco-thriller that captivates visually
Within the lately launched Netflix sequence, ‘Navarasa’ offered via Mani Ratnam one of the vital few motion pictures that grabbed the eye of the audience is ‘Inmai’ starring Parvathy Thiruvothu and Siddharth. Ratindhran R Prasad who directed it has now pop out with ‘Boomika’ a supernatural ecothriller. Will this direct to tv and OTT movie fortify the popularity of the filmmaker or now not is still observed.
Samyuktha (Aishwarya Rajesh) is the mum of a speech-impaired kid whose husband Gautham (Siddhu) takes them along side his sister Aditi (Madhuri) and a not unusual pal Gayathri (Surya Ganapathy) to Ooty for a building venture. The crowd remains in an outdated palatial mansion now in ruins. Paranormal actions happen in the home together with a repetitive telephone name from a lifeless pal as they get trapped within. What’s the entity this is terrorizing them and why and whether or not they get away a grotesque destiny or now not is what ‘Boomika is all about at the floor. However there’s something deep underneath it.
Aishwarya Rajesh performs Sam the psychologist along with her same old assuredness and the climax even provides her function an sudden twist that nobody sees coming. Debutante Gautham as her husband has additionally carried the function with out a lot to whinge. Surya Ganapathy because the nature-loving architect is quote spectacular on debut whilst Madhuri is okayish. Avantika Vandanapu because the autistic woman ‘Boomika’ takes a while to persuade the target market along with her performing all stated and carried out hers is extra of a symbolic persona that turns into memorable as soon as the that means at the back of it’s comprehended. The actor who truly steals the display is Pavel Navageethan as a person from the hill tribes who has now not best nailed the slang however the frame language too proving his calibre once more.
What works highest in ‘Boomika’ is hanging mom earth because the central persona and equating her with an autistic kid which is little short of brilliance. The truth that the earth can handle herself however its people who’ve to flee her wrath is a necessity of the hour message this is pushed house within the movie. The graphics paintings is spectacular within the supernatural entity design and the scene when the drawings coming to existence. In spite of a few early hiccups, the movie is attractive in maximum portions.
At the turn facet the mastery that Rathindran confirmed in ‘Inmai’ is lacking right here within the first part the place the characters and backstory setups are made in a blatant model. The reactions of the characters to the inexplicable happenings are synthetic and defy common sense. The graphic depiction of the canines and squirrels is awkward. The disjointed ultimate product provides upward thrust to the query of whether or not the meant script were given filmed wholly.
With the exception of the robust theme, it’s the cinematography paintings of Roberto Zazzara that on its own is sufficient to watch ‘Boomika’. He has captured Ooty in all its herbal splendor on be offering and on the similar time sends the shivers with the eerie temper as nicely. The enhancing, sound and different technical departments are on par.
Karthik Subbaraj who’s backing offbeat motion pictures has produced this one that resembles his personal ‘Mercury’ to a undeniable extent. Rathindran R Prasad is maximum without a doubt a filmmaker to be careful for and although ‘Boomika’ is mistaken it does no hurt to his popularity. at the complete, the movie will fulfill those that are in for the sturdy message however would possibly not attraction to those that understand it best as a horror.
Verdict : Opt for this visually supreme eco-thriller that has a much-needed well timed message.