Movie Review: Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)
There are children’s films. And there are films about children.Over the years, Iranians filmmakers – and now Iraqis too – have emerged as master storytellers in the latter type.Priyadarshan, our very own filmmaking machine known to stray away from his forte, comedy, now and then to come up with a thought-provoking film that can even lap a National award, interprets Iranian director Majid Majidi’s Oscar nominated film ‘Children of Heaven’ into an Indian setting with a terrorism angle and a few product endorsements thrown in.Insensitive, you would say, if you’ve seen Majidi’s masterpiece.But then, anything goes in Bollywood.
BUMM BUMM BOLE is a film which talks about unique brother-sister relationship. Priyadarshan has very perceptively carved out the innocent and poignant story of two siblings and the dilemmas they face in life and how they fight their way to overcome it. BUMM BUMM BOLE is sure to bring out the hidden child inside all of us… Two little feet, one long journey.
Rimzim can’t go to school without her shoes. They work out a scheme where both of them share the same shoes. However, Pinu always gets into trouble at school waiting for Rimzim to give him the shoes. He comes to know of the Interschool Marathon where one of the prizes is a pair of shoes. Pinu plans to run for it and win the shoes for Rimzim.
Will Pinu be able to win the shoes for his kid sister and avert his fathers’ anger? Will god smile at Pinu and bring an end to his troubles? How long will this dark stretch last for Khogiram’s family?