Jeem Boom Bhaa Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | UA | Comedy, Thriller | 1h 58min
'Jeem Boom Bhaa' recounts the story of three youngsters, who are caught in an odd situation on a New Year eve. The frivolous screenplay is a major cause of concern as it accelerates the dampener effect right from the off.
May 25, 2019 By K. R. Rejeesh

Though the riveting title exudes bizarre musings due to its tinge of fantasy, 'Jeem Boom Bhaa' hardly leads you to the realm of imagination. The premise is pleasing at a glance but that advantage is not genuinely transformed to scripting and execution. A muddled and silly comedy-drama, the film's focus is hopelessly split among all the other things going on.

Rahul Ramachandran's debutant directorial follows three youths, who dream of making it big in filmdom. Askar Ali plays Basil Kanjikuzhi, who wants to be a director, Kunjumon Chacko (Aneesh Gopal) aspires to be a cinematographer and Rohini Karthika (Limu Shankar) longs for becoming a hero. Their plan for celebrating New Year turns out to be a decisive phase in their life. While celebrating the party, they come in contact with a precious liquor bottle and it paves the way for their embracing trouble for themselves.

In another part of the tale, a model named Dolby (Neha Saxena) enters their flat and it creates a furore.

Meanwhile, an actress, Diana (Anju Kurian) is threatened with her life by someone and this tale appears as a skein amidst the trouble of the youngsters. Baiju Santhosh as Clay Ravi is good in some parts to provide comic effect.

'Jeem Boom Bhaa' falters in providing the crowd-pleasing moments it so desperately needs. Scenes are perfunctory and flat, characters are thin and dialogue is without insight or real humour. There's a strange absence of fizz when the thriller mode is added to the story-line. There's forced jubilance in place of anything genuine.

Vivek Raj, Rahul Ramachandran and Limu Shankar have co-written the screenplay. The frivolous screenplay is a major cause of concern as it accelerates the dampener effect right from the off. Despite the presence of actors with ample calibre for elevating the humour milieu, the listless narration sullies the prospect.

Askar Ali fails to contribute to the character significantly as a protagonist. Disappointingly, the female characters echo their want of space in the movie and the cameo appearance by Aparna Balamurali too brings hardly any difference.

K. R. Rejeesh