OTT Review : Boomika – India’s first eco-horror film on Netflix
Boomika movie review

Release date : August 23,2021

123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5

Starring:  Aishwarya Rajesh, Vidhu, Pavel Navageethan, Madhuri, Surya Ganapathy

Director :  Rathindran R Prasad

Producer : Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Sudhan Sundaram, Jayaraman
Music Director :  Prithvi Chandrasekhar
Editor: Anand Geraldin

Aishwarya Rakesh’s Boomika is billed to be India’s first eco-horror. The film is streaming on Netflix now and here’s our review of the film.

Story:
Samyuktha(Aishwarya Rajesh) moves into an abandoned school along with her husband and her kid as they plan to demolish the enclosure and build an eco-living space with 500 villas. However, there’s a supernatural force that stops them and it doesn’t hesitate to even take lives in the process. What does the family do next?

Plus Points:

Blending horror with a socially relevant subject sounds very interesting and Boomika runs on similar lines. The film has a fresh and intriguing premise.

The film has an atypical climax. Rather than having a big reveal, the proceedings towards the end round off the story and explain the backstory behind the killings in the area. This elongated climax holds the attention and gives a deeper idea of the entire story.

Minus Points:

Despite having a good premise, the film progresses on a predictable note for most parts. The horror scenes are formulaic and they don’t pack a punch.

The film unfolds at its own pace and it certainly doesn’t cater to all sections of the audience. Those who don’t have a liking towards slow-paced thrillers will not find this film engaging enough.

Technical Departments:

The director Rathindran picks a socially relevant plot and infuses horror into it. But his narration is uneven. Cinematography is of top-tier quality as the scenic locales of Ooty are captured very well. Background score is good.

Verdict:

Boomika has a good premise but the screenplay is a bit too slow-paced at times. The intensity in the horror scenes isn’t on a desired level. The ending is good but what precedes is a mixed bag.

123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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