Boomerang Bengali Movie Review: Sauvik Kundu’s Outstanding Execution

Sauvik Kundu's directorial sci-fi comedy film Boomerang, starring Jeet, Rukmini Maitra, and Saurav Das in the lead roles, and Debchandrima, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta, and Shyamal Chakraborty in the supporting roles, was released in theaters on June 7, 2024.

The story revolves around a brilliant scientist, Samar Sen (Jeet), who dreams of building a humanoid robot since his childhood. Samar is married to Isha (Rukmini Maitra), who wants Samar to join her father’s company, but Samar is not interested. Ayan (Saurav Das) is Samar’s best friend and lab assistant since childhood. Tina (Debchandrima) is Ayan’s girlfriend.

After long research and hard work, Samar finally builds a humanoid robot named Nisha (also Rukmini Maitra), who looks like a twin of Isha. Samar and Isha have a fight, and Isha goes to her father’s (Rajatava Dutta) house. Samar brings Nisha home, leading to confusion surrounding her. Will Isha get back into Samar’s life? What will happen when Isha learns about Nisha?

Rukmini Maitra as Nisha is the show-stealer of Boomerang. No doubt this is her career-best performance to date, and I think none can do this character better than her in the industry. Her body movements and dialogue deliveries make you feel like you are watching a real humanoid robot. Her conversations with Saurav Das and the maid are the funniest ones.

Saurav Das delivers an outstanding performance as Ayan. You may have watched him portraying various challenging roles in his career, like in "Montu Pilot," "Karnasubarner Guptodhon," "Antormahal," etc., but none has really explored him in a comedy film as well as Sauvik Kundu. His expressions and one-liners will make you laugh most of the time. The scene where he goes into a women's lingerie shop and meets Tina is hilarious.

The on-screen chemistry between Jeet and Saurav Das is another major highlight of this film. To show the depth of their friendship, a few scenes from their childhood days are brilliantly incorporated into the script. You will thoroughly enjoy each of the scenes they appear together in.

Boomerang is very much different from Jeet’s last three releases, Raavan, Chengiz, and Manush: Child of Destiny, where he dominated the screen from beginning to end. You will enjoy Jeet’s comedy scenes here. Boomerang is a great example, after "Awara," which tells us Jeet should do more films in the comedy genre.

Debchandrima as Tina delivers a convincing performance. Her fight with Isha is really enjoyable. Ambarish Bhattacharya, Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta, and Shyamal Chakraborty justify their roles too. Nilayan Chatterjee provides a decent contribution with the music composition, where the song "Adwitiya" stands out.

Finally, Boomerang is Sauvik Kundu’s well-executed sci-fi romantic comedy, adapted from "Punoray Ruby Ray," with stunning performances from Rukmini Maitra, Jeet, and Saurav Das, making it a must-watch family entertainer.

Ravi Varma’s action choreography, Sanjay Salil Chowdhury’s background score, Sujay Datta Ray’s editing, and Manas Ganguly’s cinematography deserve a special mention. The music composition could have been better, the first half an hour of the film is a bit slow, and Rukmini Maitra’s performance as Isha could have been better. Jeet Satragni has written the story, while Sugata Sinha, Sauvik Kundu, and Salim have jointly written the screenplay of this film.

You will have to appreciate Sauvik Kundu’s brilliant efforts in delivering such a thoroughly engaging comedy entertainer. It is a fact that we have not come across well-executed Bengali comedy films for quite a few years. He also brilliantly gave homage to Kishore Kumar, Santosh Dutta, Bhanu Bandopadhyay in this film.

After directing two family dramas, "Switzerland" and "Aay Khuku Aay," director Sauvik Kundu shifts to the sci-fi comedy genre with Boomerang, and no doubt this one is the best in his career to date. Ananda Adhya's art direction was also impressive. We hope to see Sauvik Kundu-Jeet collaborations in the future also.


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