Movie Review: Bandobast
Director: KV Anand
Producer: Allirajah Subaskaran
Banner: Lyca Productions
Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Starring: Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya
Release Date: 20th September 2019
Suriya, one of the most versatile actors in Tamil cinema, is coming up with Kaappaan. Its Telugu version is titled Bandobast. The movie, directed by KV Anand, has hit the theaters today on 20th September. Let’s see the story of the film.
Story: A Special Protection Group (SPG) officer Kathir (Suriya) has to identify the threat to the prime Minister Chandrakanth Varma’s (Mohanlal), who he is protecting, and also the nation. The officer’ primary aim is to safeguard his master and prepare to take bullets from the enemy, while other departments will try to counter-attack the enemy.
· Twists and turns
· Interval block
· Predictable twists
· Fast Pace
Performance: Suriya delivers his best performance in the role of Special Protection Group officer. He fits the bill perfectly as a dedicated commando. Mohanlal steals the show in the role of Prime Minister Chandrakanth Varma, despite his limited screen length in the film. Once again he proved there are no language barriers for him. Purna as Samuthirakani’s better half is fine. Sayyeshaa Saigal as Anjali, the press secretary whose father was a victim during the opening assassination attempt, delivers her best, Arya in the role of Mohanlal’ son is good. Boman Irani in the role of Mahadev, the multi-millionaire who sort-of runs the government justifies with his role. Samuthirakani, Prem, Kiran, Chirag Jani, and others perform well.
Technical: The storyline of Bandobast is interesting. The soundtrack and background score by Harris Jayaraj matches the pace of the plot. The Cinematography is impressive. The editing is ok. The production values of the film are good. KV Anand’s racy Screenplay and Story are well handled.
Analysis: After the interesting interval block, Bandobast becomes predictable. The Twists are ok but predictable. Decent climax, but that isn’t enough to cover up the poor writing. Bandobast tends to deviate from its mission. After the action, suddenly romance and then social message thrown in. Rather than building up the suspense, the script deflates it.