“Boomerang”… A drama about a face transplant makes you wish for a screenplay transplant instead

Posted on March 8, 2019

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Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/boomerang-movie-review-atharvaa-murali-baradwaj-rangan-kannan/

Boomerang opens with Shiva being wheeled into a hospital. He has severe burns. His face is a mass of prosthetic goo. The doctor suggests a face transplant, courtesy a brain-dead patient who looks like Atharvaa. It works. The surgery takes place. The bandages come off and Shiva now looks like… Atharvaa. But what did Shiva look like before he was disfigured? We learn from Gee Gee (Megha Akash) that he was no great looker. That’s why she rejected him — because if she said yes, people would say “Oh look, such a pretty girl and such an average-looking boy”, and she wouldn’t be able to take it. With such a sensitive heart, it’s a surprise she didn’t join a convent and begin work in the slums of Kolkata. Okay, bad joke. But the ones by Sathish, here, are worse. I’d tell you how much worse if I remembered any of them.

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