Director: Shebi Chowghat
Cast: Niranj, Miya, Saju Navodaya
Five minutes into Bobby, a sense of intense deja vu strikes you. A love-struck guy barely out of his teens, a damsel in distress, a gang of friends to help him win her love and the last-minute entry of a rival, we have seen it all. This love story is so hackneyed that it epitomises the word 'cliche' to the T.
Bobby, directed by Shebi Chowghat, has a silver-lining, though. It has an unconventional pairing, of a younger man and an older woman, though the concept hasn't been explored much. Other than that, it is a pretty predictable and uninteresting ride.
Bobby (Niranj), a misfit in a seminary, is shown the door, thanks to his wild ways. He returns home, only to meet Maria (Miya), with whom he falls head-over-heels in love. His friends, two local thugs played by Saju Navodaya and Sinoj Varghese, help him win her love. But, already married and in love with another man, Maria doesn't fall for Bobby. By now, you know they will, eventually, end up together. This exactly is the
shortcoming of Bobby. It has an extremely puerile plot and the jaded dialogues only make it worse. Things are so uncomplicated that you desperately wish for some drama. With no solid moments to puff up the story, Bobby just goes with the flow and meets its predictable end.
Except for Miya's character, every other person is very poorly etched. But, then it seems like the director didn't have much ambition and is quite satisfied with creating
However, for a dud that Bobby is, Miya's Maria comes as a welcome relief. Her character has some meat and, well, she even gets to pick her man. As for Niranj, who looks good on screen, there is a long way to go before he can call himself a good actor. Though he has a cherubic appeal, his expressions are wooden and falls flat during the emotional scenes. Saju lends some life with his comic
timing, though his lines are cheesy and offensive at times. For a mushy love story, Bobby might have a few takers. However, those looking for some serious on-screen love and drama can easily give Bobby a miss.