Ghoomer Cast: Saiyami Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Angad Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Amitabh Bachchan, Ivanka Das
Cinematography by Vishal Sinha
Music by Amit Trivedi
Edited by Nipun Ashok Gupta
Written by R. Balki, Rahul Sengupta, Rishi Virmani
Directed by R. Balki
Produced by Abhishek Bachchan, R. Balki, Gauri Shinde, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Ramesh Pulapaka
Ghoomer Movie Rating: 3/5
Ghoomer is the new film from R. Balki based on a novel idea. It tries to talk about a woman cricketer with one hand playing for India. Ghoomer also stars Abhishek Bachchan in a coach role. It stars an ex-cricketer and actor Saiyami Kher in the lead role. With Ghoomer once again R. Balki delivered a good film? Let’s discuss…
Ghoomer talks about Anina(Saiyami Kher) finding herself after a gruesome accident. Anina is an upcoming cricketer and a stylish batter. Her talent gets hugely praised and even selectors think she is destined to reach greater heights. Drunkard and loothing in self-pity retired Test Cricketer Padam Singh Sodhi(Abhishek Bachchan) storms into selections process. He undermines Anina and bowls her out. After her selection, again at the team dinner insults her. Unable to take it, Anina storms away and looses her hand in a freak accident. Padam offers her a second life as Ghoomer. How and what happens to her? How will she resurrect from such huge loss? Watch movie Ghoomer to know more.
Ghoomer is a novel idea from R. Balki. The director is known for making movies with novel ideas and completely different thinking. He has shown problems in landing climaxes of his films. But he has been able to showcase different experiences for us with his films. Also, he delivered major number of unique characters with actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan. He made great use of Abhishek Bachchan in this film. Ghoomer while narrates the story of Anina played by Saiyami Kher, it belongs to Abhishek. His screen presence and behaviour like the character are the essence of the film. Abhishek Bachchan steals the show in especially, “prustration” monologue.
Saiyami Kher is very believable in Anina role. She did her best to bring to life the resilient character. Ghoomer showcases her cricketing and performing abilities. Shabana Azmi got a character she can have fun with. Ivanka Das leaves an impression once again. Angad Bedi doesn’t really make an impression. Amitabh Bachchan in the last moments does improve the value of the sequences. But the problem lies in exaggerated and over-stretched climax portion. Predictability and usual troupes also damage the flow of the film. Performances hook us to the film but writing could have been much better. Movie seems to be a mix of Mayuri and Ashwini but with cliched troupes. Ghoomer connects with those who love cricket and for others it is a just a passable flick.
Abhishek Bachchan performance
Amit Trivedi music
Ghoomer Bottom-line: Effective for Cricket-lovers
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