'Bhoomi' trailer promises glorious comeback for Sanjay Dutt


Bhoomi trailer promises glorious comeback for Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt in a still from the trailer.

Mumbai - The message is clear: You can't mess with Sanjay Dutt.


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Published: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 Aug 2017, 10:11 PM

Welcome back, Mr Dutt. It's been a while.

Even before Sanjay Dutt left for prison, his quality of cinematic output had fallen to unplumbed depths of self-degradation.

With 'Bhoomi', an intense infuriatingly breakneck paced saga of a father-daughter bonding set in Agra (but not in a touristic kind of way), Dutt seems all set for a glorious comeback. First of all he plays his age. And plays out a father's rage with convincing magnetism.

In his last film 'Zila Ghaziabad', Prachi Desai who is his daughter's age, was cast as his romantic interest. In 'Bhoomi', the stunningly fetching Aditi Rao Hydari, who is close to Prachi's age, plays Dutt's daughter.

Whenever they are together in the tightly-edited trailer, they seem to ignite a very special fire.

The bonding is real, the drama driven by a cyclonic fury and the bitter frustration and helplessness of a father. And the message is that you can't mess around with Sanjay Dutt, not when his daughter's reputation is at stake.

What strikes the viewer about the trailer is the protective cordon that Sanjay forms around the ravishing Aditi. When the cordon is broken by an arrogant goon, played with menacing aggression by Sharad Keklar, it is payback time.

It has been a while since we had a larger-than-life epic father-daughter drama on screen. 'Bhoomi' seems to fulfil that lacuna with a stunning ferocity.

We can see Sanjay getting back into form with this one. As for Aditi, her beauty and talent were never questionable. 'Bhoomi' provides that impetus which will jostle her to stardom.

At the launch, Sanjay said 'Bhoomi' is a special film and that he was a little sceptical facing the camera after three years, but said his working style has not changed.

"I still do not read the script or look at the monitor after shots. I do not look at what the other actors are doing. I think my working style has not changed," said the actor.

The actor was arrested for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed and several hundred were wounded. He was released from the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune last year.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the film is releasing on September 22.

Omung, who has directed Sanjay for the first time, said: "Honestly, I was a little nervous to direct him because Sanjay Dutt is an aura and I wanted to break that completely into a character. But directing him is a dream comes true."

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