Bogan Review

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Review by : saravanan
Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Hansika Motwani, Akshara Gowda, Varun
D. Imman
Prabhu Deva, K. Ganesh

Transmigration of souls or body swapping is a concept that has been experimented in Hollywood. With Bogan, director Lakshman has tried his hands in Kollywood. However, it is an old wives' tale in Tamil movies. Vikram (Jayam Ravi) is an honest policeman.

Adithya (Arvind Swamy) plays a powerful con man that has special powers. Mahalakshmi (Hansika Motwani) is a typical heroine who romances Vikram. The movie begins as a love drama that branches out into crime and suspense. 

Vikram's father is involved in a bank robbery and it is up to his son to wipe out the shame on him. He befriends Adithya and the combination between them is a riot. In the process of exploring the various crimes, Vikram gets tangled into Adithya.

In a sense, Adithya transforms his soul into Vikram's body. How Vikram gets out of it and exposes Adithya forms the rest of the movie. Bogan has few fantasy elements that make the movie dashing and engaging.

The movie picks up speed as it progresses. The first 30 minutes of the movie is mostly about running around trees and romance between Jayam Ravi and Hanskia.The plot seem impressive, however, there seems to be a lapse in the screenplay that makes the ending/climate a bit boring or on the hand predictable.  

A pat to the director for the story, screenplay and choice of characters. The chemistry between Jayam Ravi and Hansika is an extension of Romeo Juliet and Engeyum Kadhal. They seem inseparable and their love scenes are intense. However, the best combination is Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy.

The hit pair after Thani Oruvan has created the magic once more. The opposite pair converges in a thin line that can be misled at places if not watched closely.Bogan is produced by Prabhu Deva under his Prabhu Deva Studios banner. The visuals are a treat.

In the hands of Soundararajan, the scenes are colorful and catchy. Editing by Anthony has made the movie crisp, although the second half is slow. Music and background by D Imman is an added advantage for the movie.  The movie which saw various delays in its release, however, hit with a bang.


It’s not for the fainted hearted.

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