It's just the initial five minutes of the film that makes you think that you might be in a comedy treat. However, as the story progresses, you begin to realize that Bumboo is a yawn inducing pathetic attempt at humour.
A story that mixes two subplots Bumboo is about a scamster Manu Gupta (Sudhir Pandey), who gets arrested for a major scam and promises to uncover the secrets of other 'parties' during his trial. This of course causes a hustle bustle in the city underworld, prompting the entry of an international hitman and sniper Mangal Singh (Sharat Saxena), who is dispatched to get rid of the troublesome Gupta before he reaches court.
Bumboo Movies Rating: 1.5 / 5
On the other hand is Suresh Sudhakar (Kavin Dave), an irritatingly boring news photographer, who gets booked in the same hotel as the hitman to shoot (through his camera, of course) Gupta and the attempts on his life, if any. Su Su (as Sudhakar is known, much to his discomfort) also has plans to reconcile with his wife Pinky (Mandy Takhar), a bimbette who has walked out on Sudhakar to hook up with a shrink in Goa. The hotel also has a staff member Vincent Gomes (Sanjay Mishra), a Goan with a North Indian accent, who seems determined to impose his presence on the two guests Singh and Sudhakar at the slightest opportunity.
When Sudhakar attempts a suicide after Pinky rebuffs his attempts at reconciliation, Singh agrees to look over him in order to prevent a repeat attempt, which might bring the cops nosing in the issue and blow his assassination mission. What follows is a series of misunderstandings, rife with so called humour in the form of digs at homosexuals and mentally affected patients and some old fashioned slapstick, which is really not funny anymore.
Without exception, every actor in the movie either sleepwalks through his role or hams as if his life depends on it. The director probably thought that if toilet humour worked in Delhi Belly, it would work for Bumboo too, but without an impressive script or screenplay, one just ends up wrinkling his nose at the scatological humour. Kavin Dave might be a barrel of laughs in all the television advertisements he appears in, but the actor seriously needs to pull up his socks if he wants to make a mark on the silver screen. Sharat Saxena as the hitman has nothing much to do but growl and frown at everyone in sight. Sanjay Mishra, who has displayed great comic sense in the past, too falls flat on his face and apart from a few reluctant chuckle worthy lines, the humour in the movie is nothing worth writing home about.
Not more than 1.5 out of 5.
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In conclusion, beating up yourself with a 'bumboo' is any day a better option that going to watch Bumboo…