Welcome back, Mr Dutt. It's been a while.
Even before Sanjay Dutt left for prison, his quality of cinematic output had fallen to unplumbed depths of self-degradation.
With Bhoomi, an intense infuriatingly breakneck paced saga of a father-daughter bonding set in Agra (but not in a touristic kind of way), Sanjay seems all set for a glorious comeback. First of all he plays his age. And plays out a father's rage with convincing magnetism.
Sanjay Dutt's avatar in 'Bhoomi' will pierce your soul
Whenever they are together in the tightly-edited trailer, they seem to ignite a very special fire.
The bonding is real, the drama driven by a cyclonic fury and the bitter frustration and helplessness of a father. And the message is that you can't mess around with Sanjay Dutt, not when his daughter's reputation is at stake.
What struck us about the trailer is the protective cordon that Sanjay forms around the ravishing Aditi. When the cordon is broken by an arrogant goon, played with menacing aggression by Sharad Keklar, it is payback time.
It has been a while since we had a larger-than-life epic father-daughter drama on screen. Bhoomi seems to fulfill that lacuna with a stunning ferocity.
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We can see Sanjay getting back into form with this one. As for Aditi, her beauty and talent were never questionable. Bhoomi provides that impetus which will jostle her to stardom.
Watch the trailer here:
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