Revenge can be fun too

Sibling relationship, friends, goddess-devotee, magicians and spirits – all appear in a parade, not to mention, a lovely vintage car, which turns into a robot seeking revenge.

There’s also a chubby child with enough spunk in the tradition of Kutti Padmini and later, Baby Shamili. But this child’s pelvic thrusts and gyrations in its introductory song are vigorous enough to draw even closet paedophiles out. Leaving little time for the shock to subside, the child goes on to display many adult emotions on the little face.

Before all this, there is Ramya Krishna playing Kenda Kannu Kali, a fierce deity who is the bane of thieves and murderers alike.

With most films boasting of superior, state-of-art technology, “Bombat Car” looks like a pathetic attempt to win back the traditional audience of such films - women and small children. However, with able support from the graphics and special effects guys, the effect is tolerable - the handsome robot dancing in tandem with the prancing kid, not at all conveying menace.

It is left to another robot that appears during the climax to induce a sense of awe - at the skills of Indians in this particular field. With all care and attention bestowed on the technical aspects, the story is at the mercy of an ever-trusting audience.

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