Not every small budget, multiplex movie manages to impress. Considering its star cast, ‘Bolo Ram’ had managed to raise expectations of movie fans but sadly, things were far from impressive. How could you justify assembling together stalwarts like Naseruddin Shah, Om Puri and Padmini Kolhapure (her comeback vehicle) and making something like this? Movie fails on all counts whether, its screenplay, script, predictable twists and even songs. Movie was tagged as a thriller but trust me, in first 20 minutes you are sure to figure out what turn movie will take.
The movie fares badly on its screenplay and lack of character development. The characters are half baked and yes, not at all established. Well, the story revolves around lead character Ram played by newcomer Rishi who is in a state of shock. The reason? Well, he has been charged with murder of his mother (Padmini Kolhapure). Om Puri plays the role of an investigating officer who has been assigned the job of getting the truth out of our lead character who in turn is seriously struggling with some serious psychotic disorder.
Comes, Psychiatrist Dr. Ns. Negi played by veteran Naseruddin Shah on request of Inspector and tries to determine the cause of Raam’s state of mind and the reason for his silence. As movie progresses, you start losing the interest and proceeding becomes monotonous. The last nail in the coffin comes from the climax where you are literally forced to wonder, ‘what was that, Really’? All in all, avoid if you can and better stay at home.