Bumboo Reviews and Ratings
The good thing about ‘Bumboo’ is its climax. You can certainly laugh towards the end. And yes, Mika Singh’s song during the credits is worth dancing.Message of the film fails to reach the spectator because Sanjay Mishra gives a really long ‘speech’ before coming to the crux of the matter.’Bumboo’ is a film made with good intentions but somehow the makers couldn’t transform the original idea onto the celluloid.You can always watch ‘Bumboo’ to support the storytellers who dare to go against the established market norms.
You know that thing called ‘thay-ter’ – where people go on stage, speak really loudly, open their eyes wide and laugh uproariously to make their point? Well, ‘thay-ter’ can be good – but transported to cinema, it can stretch a bit thin. And feature some awkward moments – of which Bumboo has a few. Except for the ‘thay-ter’ – that wide-eyed overacting with incessant PJs, gay no-jokes, even some vomiting. Peppy background music lifts the bar frequently while cracks on screwdrivers and biwi-chors help. But Bumboo gets shafted by its lapses into lavatory humour – and too much thay-ter for cinema.
BUMBOO boasts of an interesting concept. Unfortunately, the writing is painfully taxing, while the execution is plain amateurish, especially the closing stages of the movie. What also makes the movie-going experience cumbersome is the fact that the scenes are stretched for no reason and the laughs are scarce and forced. A man saves the life of a stranger and lives to regret it… Ideally, the black comedy had the potential to have you rolling in the aisles. But the Hindi adaptation is sketchy and theatrical at most times.On the whole, BUMBOO tries too hard to be funny and that’s why it misfires. Besides, a weak script, abrupt conclusion and bizarre characters only go against it!
For most part after that it is the sharp-shooter (Sharat Saxena) and the photographer (Kavin Dave) who Bumboo you. If that is not enough there’s a psychiatrist thrown in along with the photographer’s wife (Mandy Takhar). To be fair, it is only Mandy who though made to act without a script impresses with her bit.
If you are willing to get Bumbooed, do walk right in!