Bhoomi trailer: Sanjay Dutt is a vengeful father with shades of grey
Rustic settings, gossiping neighbours, toxic masculinity and a patriarchal society that fails a newly married daughter and her father — the world of Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hydari's Bhoomi is reflective of the terrible situation that many parts of India pose for women.
Dutt and Hydari share a loving father-daughter relationship, but the peace of their household is interrupted when Hydari's Bhoomi is abducted (and molested, or so it seems) after she is married off to a man who her father considers as being a good match.
What follows is a drastic change in Dutt's demeanor; he goes from being doting father to a vindictive one a la Liam Neeson in the Taken films. He vows to Bhoomi that he will find the people who caused her pain, and we see him mercilessly beating up the bad guys. Added to the mix are a sleazy and evil Sharad Kelkar, who takes a jibe at the 'Save the Daughter' movement, as well as Shekhar Suman and Sidhant Gupta, who also star in the film.
What is refreshing about the film is that Hydari is not a damsel in distress in the film. We see her fighting against villainous characters without any hesitation in the trailer.
But Sanjay Dutt's character is not entirely good; the shades of grey become evident when he see him being an alcoholic and calling his own daughter a "characterless girl" in court. This, along with the fate of Hydari's character, are the reasons for curiosity in Bhoomi.
This revenge-action drama is directed by Omung Kumar and is slated to release on 22 September.
Watch the trailer of Bhoomi here: