director: Anubhav Sinha
Major Starcast: Bhumi Pednekar and Anubhav Sinha
What’s the Story: Anubhav Sinha’s film Bhoodi is the pain of those people, who leave their village, home or city and come to another place due to work. Those people who were stuck due to the 2020 covid lockdown. Those who had neither food to eat nor water to drink. Every day was passing worse than death and in such a situation, he just wanted to go to his home by any means. Overall, there is a big light of migrant works. Surya Kumar Singh (Rajkummar Rao) is a young policeman, followed by the responsibility of a border checkpost, which has been closed. Surya is in love with Renu Sharma (Bhumi Pednekar), a doctor from the community and taking care of symptomatic patients who were stuck at the check post. There are other characters in the film like Kritika Kamra as a journalist in the poster, Pankaj Kapur as Trivedi Babu who wants to help his brother and other bus passengers. A line said in the film ‘Ghar se nikal kar gaye tha, ghar se aa rahe hain aur ghar hi ja rahe hai’ touches the heart.
What is special and where is the best: The script of the film is very well written, so that each of your characters moves forward with your time and gradually their back story too. There are many such dialogues in the film, which also taunt the situation. Many dialogues like ‘Our justice is out of our limits’ and ‘Gareeb aadmi ke liye akhtar nahi hota’ make you think. There is a scene in the film, where Pankaj Kapur taunts the health care present in the PPE kit and makes gimmicky judgements, this scene narrates the time when a lot of this was seen during the investigation period. Incidents of accidents with health care workers were also seen at many places. The rest is not that everything is perfect in the film, some scenes are quite over, where there is no rhyme between Prince Rao and Land’s Love Makers scenes in the film. Hot scenes are not required, so this sex scene can be ignored. At the same time, some scenes are overrated in the name of caste. At the same time, even the policemen are not seen wearing masks in the film.
As is acting and directing: When the country went under lockdown on 24 March 2020, state borders were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anubhav Sinha has not only chosen a topic which is obviously very weak, but has also shown it so well that it breaks people’s perception every time. Anubhav Sinha has captured the pain of change very well on the big screen. Some people rip the heart, like sleeping on railway rails, traveling miles barefoot, wailing children, trying to steal a watchman’s mine, hiding people in brokers etc. In the film of 114 minutes, no time has been wasted on bouldering etc. and it is a great direction. The sequence of the film is very good and the actors have done a good job from body language to dialogues, which makes the film strong. Prince Rao, Diya Mirza, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapoor, Rana and Srivastava etc did a solid job. At the same time Kritika Kamra’s description is complete and connects in many parts, but still seems incomplete.
View or not: Overall a film that doesn’t try to do anything fancy, although there are some cinematic liberties you see on the page. Anubhav Sinha has shown class, power, race and religion in the film by handling it well for a special time. You can definitely watch the film, although after watching it, many scenes will float in front of your eyes for a long time, which you want to forget.