Review By : Release Date : Feb 02,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 hour 28 minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Prabhu Deva Studios Cast: Arvind Swamy, Hansika Motwani, Jayam Ravi Direction: Lakshman Screenplay: Lakshman Story: Lakshman Music: D Imman Background score: D Imman Cinematography: Soundararajan Editing: Anthony

We witness the release of plenty of movies week after week. People tend to categorize movies into different genres and are often turned off when they get to watch similar movies over and over again. Here is one movie that doesn't take the usual route. Though a little superficial, Bogan's core premise is fresh for Tamil cinema.

Jayam Ravi is an honest cop, Arvind Swami is an incredibly powerful intelligent con man, and Hansika is the typical Tamil film heroine who comes for a couple of love scenes and songs; Bogan starts off as yet another cop love drama. Jayam Ravi dances in the streets and then starts shooting at a few goons. We could later grasp that it is a police operation (God knows what mission it was!). The next 20 minutes is about how Jayam Ravi falls in love with Hansika. This portion really slows the pace of the film.

Then comes the man of the show, Arvind Swami. How one of his con acts leads to a battle with Jayam Ravi forms the crux of the story. Bogan is not just that, it has more surprises that are better seen than reading.

There is a fantasy element in the film which looks fascinating during the early parts of the movie but gets a little boring towards the end, especially during the climax sequences. Lakshman's dexterity in coming up with few an intelligent storyline needs to be praised, but the overall execution could have been better. The pre-climax and climax portions look hurried, and one feels this script demands a better ending. Had the screenplay in the second half been better and tighter, we would have had an outright winner in Bogan.

Villain's character sketch is well written. He looks so deadly. But someone who is so intelligent and powerful gets a similar ending just like in any another masala film, isn’t  convincing. Let’s not muster with the logical loopholes of the movie as the core concept deals with a fantasy element, but one feels more detailing should have been given to the fantasy part.

Both Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami rock the floor with their towering screen presence. Hansika, on the other hand, looks bubbly and adds to the glamour quotient.  Soundarajan's hard work in the cinematography department can be noted. D Imman's background music thrusts the movie upwards. But apart from ‘Damaal Dumeel’ track no other song leaves an impact. Antony's editing also deserves praises with sleek cuts in the fast-paced sequences of the movie. However, one might get the feeling that the film could have been trimmed a little more. The love portions in the film could also have been controlled to make it a better arrangement altogether.





Verdict: Bogan could have seduced more with a sharper screenplay!


( 2.75 / 5.0 )




Bogan (aka) Bogun

Bogan (aka) Bogun is a Tamil movie with production by Prabhu Deva Studios, direction by Lakshman, cinematography by Soundararajan, editing by Anthony. The cast of Bogan (aka) Bogun includes Arvind Swamy, Hansika Motwani, Jayam Ravi.