Bombaat (transl. Superb)[2] is a 2008 Indian Kannada-language action film directed by D. Rajendra Babu (in his 50th film)[3] and produced by Rockline Venkatesh. The film stars Ganesh and Ramya.[4][5]

Bombaat
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Poster
Directed byD. Rajendra Babu
Screenplay byD. Rajendra Babu
Story byJanardhana Maharshi
Produced byRockline Venkatesh
StarringGanesh
Ramya
CinematographyShekhar Chandru
Edited byT. Shashikumar
Music byMano Murthy
Production
company
Release date
  • 8 August 2008 (2008-08-08)[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

PlotEdit

Shalini, the daughter of a police commissioner Ananthakrishnan, lands in the city only to find that a street rowdy Anand alias Ganesha is on a rampage. But little does she know that Anand is a Good Samaritan at heart.

Meanwhile, Shalini comes across a sadist who wants to marry her at any cost. He is also the son of a big mafia don. The mafia group goes to Shalini's father's house to force the marriage. Shalini's father seeks the help of Anand and makes his daughter stay with him for a month in his den. How Anand saves Shalini and what happens to the bad guys make up the rest of the story.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

‘There is lot of hardwork from me. It is a new kind of cinema for me. I have lost eight kilos especially for the second half”

 — Ganesh on the film, 2008[7]

Ganesh worked out to play a tough guy in the film.[8] Ramya was cast as a non-resident Indian.[9] The songs were shot in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.[9][10][11][12] Ramya shot for this film at the same time as the unreleased Bhimoo's Bang Bang Kids and Mussanje Maathu.[13] Ganesh got injured while doing the splits.[14] Shooting finished in March 2008.[10]

SoundtrackEdit

The music of Bombaat was composed by Mano Murthy who previously worked with Ganesh in Mungaru Male and Cheluvina Chittara.[7] Lyrics were by Jayanth Kaikini and Kaviraj. Bangalore Mirror opined that "Amid high expectations from Mano, for a Ganesh starrer, Bombaat’s soundtrack just about manages to stay afloat.[15]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Maathinalli Helalaarenu" (male)Sonu Nigam5:22
2."Strawberry Kenne"Rajesh Krishnan, Supriya Ramakrishnayya5:03
3."I Am So Bombaat" (title track)Gurukiran4:11
4."Maathinalli Helalaarenu" (female)Shreya Ghoshal5:09
5."Chinna Hele Hegiruve"Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal5:12

Release and receptionEdit

Bombaat was released around the same time as Ramya-starrer Antu Intu Preeti Bantu.[16] A critic from Sify called the story "water thin" and opined that "Added to it is the mother sentiment plus Mano Murthy’s rehashed tunes from his earlier films, makes it messy."[17] R G Vijayasarathy of Rediff.com gave the film a rating of two out of five stars and opined that "All this might just appeal to Ganesh's fans despite the poor script".[18] Deccan Herald said, "Bombaat is better left alone for a quickest burial at the boxoffice and one’s money better spent at bhel-puris, badushahs, chais, cappuccinos, and Cafe au Laits than let Bombaat make bheja-fry of you brains and mincemeat of your mindspace".[2] The audience criticised Ganesh's characterisation.[19] Rajendra Babu cast Ramya in Aryan (2014) after he liked her performance in this film.[20]

Box officeEdit

The initial collections were high,[21] but the film later became a box office failure after the collections dipped.[22][23][24][25] The film flopped along with Ramya's Antu Intu Preeti Bantu.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ramya is all excited about Bombaat and her other projects". The Hindu. 8 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Babu, Bejaar (9 August 2008). "This Bombaat is bheja-fry". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Jumping the gun". Bangalore Mirror. 8 December 2012. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ Shiva Kumar, S. (28 March 2008). "Life can be bombat". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Bombaat". Sify. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  6. ^ CR, Sharanya (22 March 2013). "Malashri takes on five baddies in her next". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Bombaat gets ready". Sify. 9 July 2008. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  8. ^ Vijayasarathy, R G. "Ready for a new-look Ganesh?". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Bombat". The Hindu. 9 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b Veeresh, K.M. (16 May 2008). "Gandhinagar Gossip". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Ganesh's parallel love story in Austria". The Times of India. 21 May 2018. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Ramya's turning a globetrotter". The Times of India. 16 April 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Rajeev's impressed with Ramya". The Times of India. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Ganesh is in splits!". The Times of India. 2 February 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Falls short of expectations!". Bangalore Mirror. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Ramya rules". The Hindu. 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Bombaat". Sify. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ Vijayasarathy, R G (8 August 2008). "For Ganesh fans". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  19. ^ Madhu Daithota (7 January 2009). "'Why stop at Rs 2 crore?'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Ramya and Shivanna to pair up for Babu's next". The Times of India. 10 January 2017. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  21. ^ "Kannada Box-Office (Sep1-5)". Sify. 5 September 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  22. ^ "Rs 60-cr loss for Sandalwood". Bangalore Mirror. 29 August 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  23. ^ Lokesh, Vinay (16 January 2014). "Ganesh to take the action route?". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  24. ^ "Double crore? Not quite there". Bangalore Mirror. 28 August 2008. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  25. ^ Daithota, Madhu (3 October 2008). "'I was scared to bits'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  26. ^ Madhu Daithota (4 January 2009). "'I've reached a more serious phase in my life'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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