Critics Review


A Genuine Attempt That Is True To Its Premise Without Forgoing The Commercial Route

There is a lot of genuine effort in terms of writing and direction and one would accept that there is some research and planning that has gone into the making of Boomerang. If for a few more intense and intelligent moments, the movie would have gripped the watcher even more.(more)

Source: Akash, MovieCrow


The movie's plot is interesting enough to entertain the audience, but the screenplay falters as the story progresses

Atharvaa, as Siva and Sakthi, excels in his roles while Sathish and RJ Balaji are in charge of comedy in the first and second halves respectively. A few one-liners of Balaji works as it syncs well with the scenes. Megha Akash is okay as a short filmmaker and Indhuja does her part convincingly. Upen Patel, who appears in a couple of scenes, is wasted as his role is poorly written. (more)

Source: Thinkal Menon, Times Of India


A well intended film which looks superficial

Boomerang lacks an original script and is inspired from various films. Technically, cinematographer Prasanna S Kumar has done a good job. One person whose work stands out in Boomerang is Radhan. The composer shines in both songs and background score department.(more)

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Boomerang is watchable for its attempt to address an important social issue in an interesting plot.

R.Kannan provokes some really good thoughts, almost creates nice impact but most of it falls short due to improper packaging. The movie explains the problems, fairly inspires you, says what can be done but fails in giving a practical solution. Overall Boomerang gives a good message, is novel, but there is a sense of incompleteness that makes us feel like the movie hasn't achieved what it sets out to do.(more)

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A predictable social entertainer.

The movie interestingly makes use of the face transplant concept in a commercial template, and the conflict point is presented with a social message based flashback as well. Despite the noble intentions, predictability takes over, and the sequences are rushed in the second half leaving no time for emotional connect, and the ending is quite abrupt as well. The runtime is crisp, yet Kannan could have done away with the romance track and songs, and instead focused on establishing the characters of Shakthi and Shiva even better. (more)

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A Drama About A Face Transplant Makes You Wish For A Screenplay Transplant Instead

What promised to be pulpy fun, with the face swap, turns into a dully earnest story about river-linking. If we are going to continue to thrust serious issues into masala narratives, can we at least have better writing and filmmaking? (Boomerang is written and directed by R Kannan.) The moment you hear Gee Gee (who's a filmmaker) talk about killing her script's villain with epinephrine, you know it will become the basis of a major plot development. (more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan,


A Decent Movie That Can Be Watched For Its Message And Entertainment Values!

The director is a winner in his plot selection. However, the movie gets a bit clich�d as it progresses ahead since there is no surprise element pampering the audience.(more)

Source: Mayur Javali, One India


This subject needs a bigger star

This kind of a subject needs a bigger star - I kept imagining the possibilities of Vijay, Ajith or Suriya in such a storyline. Atharvaa is earnest, but the distractions in what could have been a straight solid storyline are just too many in Boomerang.(more)



Atharvaa, RJ Balaji hold this uneven tale of mistaken identity together

The film has shades of Mani Ratnam's Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004), on how the youth should take things in their own hands and sort out issues. Director R Kannan was once an associate of Ratnam, so it's natural for him to be influenced by Ratnam's school of filmmaking. Somehow, the film lacks an emotional connect and rushes into an abrupt ending.(more)

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Atharvaa's film is not as sharp as Vijay's Kaththi

Atharvaa's film premise is a lot similar to Viajy's Kaththi. But Boomerang's director R Kannan's fails to write a screenplay that is even half engaging as AR Murugadoss's masala film.(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, India Today


Wants to be ambitious, but doesn't end up that way

Kannan might have had good intentions, but they simply don't become a good film. The director expresses anger and frustration over the system. His protagonist Shakthi protests like Mani Ratnam's Aayutha Ezhuthu-hero. (Kannan has assisted Mani Ratnam, okay?) But nothing quite touches you. In case, Boomerang had a 'mass' hero, it could have worked. Again, I'm not sure. Because the audience also gets bored when they listen to the same set of 'messages' with every 'commercial' film.(more)

Source: subhakeerthana, Indian Express


Atharvaa starrer is a socio-political thriller that neither entertains nor inspires

In Kaththi, Vijay essayed dual roles and we don't see both the characters display heroism. Murugadoss makes one of the characters really helpless and gives the other a lot of star spotlight, making it a decent entertainer. In Boomerang, both the characters of Atharvaa get their share of heroic moments and we never feel like rooting for any of them.(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times


A promising plot in hand that falls flat as a film with less impact

One can also feel the dejavu of watching a less impactful or a different version of Vijay's Kaththi as you see a similar beginning, middle, and an end. Having a promising premise in hand, director Kannan could have had a more impactful conflict as the process of converting from paper to screen loses its intensity.(more)

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