Bhoomi (2021 film)

Bhoomi (transl. Earth) is an Indian Tamil-language action drama film, written and directed by Lakshman. This film is produced by Jayam Ravi's mother-in-law Sujatha Vijayakumar under the production banner Home Movie Makers. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Nidhhi Agerwal, with Ronit Roy[1] and Sathish in supporting roles. The film is set on the backdrop based on agriculture.[2] The soundtrack and background score was composed by D. Imman. This marks the 25th film for Ravi.[3] The film began streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on 14 January 2021 coinciding with Pongal. The film received negative reviews from critics and audiences alike,[4][5][6] with criticism for its performances, predictability, script, screenplay and romantic scenes.

Bhoomi
Bhoomi 2021 poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byLakshman
Written byLakshman
Produced bySujatha Vijayakumar
Starring
CinematographyDudley
Edited byJohn Abraham
Ruben
Music byD. Imman
Production
companies
Home Movie Makers
Yarco Entertainment
Distributed byDisney+Hotstar
Release date
  • January 14, 2021 (2021-01-14) (India)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Bhoominathan is a NASA scientist who discovers that plant life can exist on Mars by adjusting certain anaerobic conditions needed for survival. He is highly praised by his peers for his discovery. While on a one-month vacation in Tamil Nadu, he discovers that his village is affected by drought and the underwater reservoir of his land has been drained away for futile purposes by certain corporations. He's also dismayed to find out that his uncle, who is an agriculturalists, is burdened with farm debts due to the scarcity of water supply in his village. His uncle had tried to sort out this issue rigorously with the local MLA, the district collector and the governing body but in vain, and eventually, he succumbs to the pressure by burning himself. Unable to withstand the grief over the death of his uncle, Bhoominathan vows to avenge Richard Child, the chief of the leading corporate (who is the main villain in this story), by summoning him to the court of law. Still, his attempts go unrecognised before the villain's money and might. However, Bhoominathan decides to fight it out in an intelligent way by gaining the trust of his village people and by starting his own trusted corporate 'Thamizhan' by the village people and the corporate company's former employees, despite facing many obstacles. Finally, he succeeds in his attempts and reclaims and replenishes his land using the knowledge of his hybrid plant technology that he had learnt in the past and saves his land and his people from drought.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film project marks the third collaboration between Jayam Ravi and director Lakshman after Romeo Juliet (2015) and Bogan (2017).[7] The film also marks the Kollywood debut for Ronit Roy.[8]

SoundtrackEdit

Bhoomi
Soundtrack album by
Released2021
Recorded2020
VenueChennai
StudioD.Imman’s Sound Factory
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length20:58
LabelSony Music India
ProducerD. Imman
D. Imman chronology
Seeru
(2020)
Bhoomi
(2021)
Teddy
(2021)

The music is composed by D. Imman, and released on Sony Music India label.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Thamizhan Endru Sollada"Madhan KarkyD. Imman, Anirudh Ravichander, Lavanya Sundararaman4:25
2."Kadai Kannaaley"ThamaraiShreya Ghoshal, Varun Parandhaman4:35
3."Uzhavaa"Madhan KarkyYogi B, Sid Sriram4:23
4."Vande Mataram" Sabesh Manmathan, Ananya Bhat3:58
Total length:20:58

ReleaseEdit

The film received negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was supposed to have its theatrical release on 1 May 2020 but was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[9] It was later revealed that the theatrical release of the film was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was set to have its direct release in OTT platform.[10] The filmmakers later confirmed that the film would be released via Disney+ Hotstar as a Pongal release on 14 January 2021.[5][4]

Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South wrote "There’s a great idea, with echoes of the Swadeshi movement, that says farmers should be self-dependent. But if intentions were enough, every movie would be a masterpiece."[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weinstain, Roy; Segal, Ehud; Satchi-Fainaro, Ronit; Shabat, Doron (2010). "Real-time monitoring of drug release". Chem. Commun. 46 (4): 553–555. doi:10.1039/b919329d. ISSN 1359-7345. PMID 20062859.
  2. ^ "Bhoomi first-look poster out: Jayam Ravi turns farmer for Lakshman's film". Cinema Express. 1 November 2019. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Watch: Trailer of Jayam Ravi's 'Bhoomi' out". The News Minute. 26 December 2020. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Jayam Ravi-starrer Bhoomi to release on Disney Plus Hotstar". The Indian Express. 24 December 2020. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Jayam Ravi's 'Bhoomi' to premiere for Pongal 2021". The News Minute. 13 November 2020. Archived from the original on 19 November 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  6. ^ "பொங்கலன்று வெளியாகும் தமிழ் திரைப்படங்கள்!". Dinamani (in Tamil). 7 January 2021. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Bhoomi trailer: Jayam Ravi starrer social thriller looks compelling". The Indian Express. 27 December 2020. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  8. ^ Varma, Lipika (10 June 2020). "Ronit Roy loves grey characters". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Jayam Ravi's 25th film 'Bhoomi' to release on May 1". The News Minute. 13 March 2020. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Jayam Ravi's 25th film Bhoomi likely to release directly on OTT: report". Hindustan Times. 29 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Bhoomi On Disney+ Hotstar: Jayam Ravi's Underwhelming Drama Reduces A Serious Issue To Inept Comedy". 14 January 2021.

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