Bogan Review – Rush Job, Wasted Plot
It was like a poorly crafted version of Ezham Arivu, watchable only due to the presence of excellent actors Arvind Swami and Jayam Ravi.
Also the pairing of the star pair as villain and hero ala the successful Thani Oruvan movie does not add weight to the poor storyline of director Lakshman’s Bogan.
In fact the movie appears to do great disservice to the legend of the ancient Tamil Siddhar, Bogar or Boganathar who set up the famous Palani Murugan Temple and taught medicine and martial arts to the Chinese.
Laxman fails to authenticate Bogar’s full background choosing to simplistically borrow from one of the ancient mystic’s many gifts that of astral projection and which is concocted in the movie into a sort of body snatching technique used by the villain.
The director’s unprofessional use of Bogar’s science to run his movie plot has caused irresponsible Indian newsmedia reviewers to refer to this high science as mumbo jumbo thus discrediting the whole of Siddhar science among the public.
It’s movies such as Bogan that are sadly setting back Tamil cinema by worsening its branding as mere masala fare with nary a chance to win any international movie awards.
Review by R. Sittamparam