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Bogan (Tamil, 2017)

An astute ACP’s personal & professional lives go for a toss when his father is alleged to have been involved in a bank stashing case. After succeeding in his relentless pursuit of the person behind the deceptive case, he sets a trap only to be deceived with a role reversal by the criminal, who, has a never-before-seen power to swap souls! Do things get reset?
Language:
Tamil
Running Time:
148 min
Rating:
U
Release date:
2 February 2017
Directed by:
Lakshman
Produced by:
Prabhu Deva
K. Ganesh
Written by:
Lakshman
K. Chandru
Starring:
Jayam Ravi
Arvind Swamy
Hansika Motwani
Akshara Gowda
Varun
Nassar
Ponvannan
Music by:
D. Imman
Shot by:
Soundararajan
Editing by:
Anthony
Distributed by:
Sri Green Productions

What’s Hot

  • The plot chosen has a lot of interesting paths on offer and director Lakshman gives a sneak-peek into a couple of them making us wonder if he would be taking us all the way through. While he fails at that, it is a positive that we are kept guessing for a considerable time as the film warms up.
  • Arvind Swami plays the titular role and he delivers. The point worth mentioning is that he does both the roles he is set to perform with admirable distinction. If only the focus on his swagger gets down, he could potentially be a great find for some special roles in our films.
  • Jayam Ravi is earnest in his efforts as the officer and gives us a glimpse of his role in Thani Oruvan.
  • In Imman’s music there are some hummable numbers complemented with some grandeur on screen captured colourfully by Soundararajan’s camera-work. The background score, though loud at times, holds things together as the film takes a detour towards the end.

What’s Not

  • The disappointment in the viewer is palpable as one exits the screen not just because the film was poorly made but also because of the hope it gives and takes back in quick time.
  • Films in this setup provide ample scope for intriguing moments but you see none here – Even tracing the villain has been made to look so convenient that you would wonder how comfortable the work of police officers could be!
  • The hero on the run uses little of his brain repetitively making costly mistakes that engulfs one hope after another of his – and we get tired beyond a point of the perceived-to-be-cat-and-mouse game.
  • Hansika Motwani’s role is a bummer. Not that it is a surprise but a precious half hour of the film is spent on an unimaginative track that lets you snooze if your ears could get past the irritating dubbing that accompanies her mawkish presence on screen.
  • The swagger associated with Arvind Swami’s role demanded a more powerfully written character but it turns counter productive as we get to see more swag and less intelligence from the man who calls himself ‘Bogan’.

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Verdict

Verdict Stamp

Bogan has an interesting premise and offers a little hope as it starts but focus on peripheral elements takes away the hope and makes us yearn for the end-credits scroll even as we get a little over the half-way mark.

2018-05-26T19:24:38+00:00 2017|Tamil|0 Comments