Bolo Ram (2009) - Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Padmini Kohlapure

Bolo Raam Upcoming Hindi Movie PosterBolo Ram
Release Date: Dec 31, 2009
Director: Rakesh Chaturvedi
Star Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Padmini Kohlapure, Rishi Bhutani, Disha Pandey, Govind Namdeo, Manoj Pahwa, Rajpal Yadav and more
Music : Sachin Gupta

A perfect mother-son relationship is suddenly destroyed by the mother getting inexplicably murdered. Everyone points to the son, and the son is shocked into silence. People then desperately try to get the son find his speech again. The son finally does speak, and drops a bombshell at towards the end of the movie by doing so. The name of the movie is derived from the attempts to get the son's speech back. There seems to be indications that the son in actually a schizophrenic, and a reference to psycho - perhaps invoking the Alfred Hitchcock classic - is drawn frequently for this film. have shared a wonderful set of video interviews with the director and the cast that we can watch online below.

Interview with Padmini Kolhapure: Padmini talks about Bolo Raam as a special film. The movie is about relationships - particularly the relationship between a mother and her son. The film is about how a mother lovingly and single handedly brings up her son, and how the son eventually starts mothering the mother, in the absence of any other male members in the family.

Interview with Rishi Bhutani: Rishi Bhutani talks about his role in Bolo Ram - as that of a guy who absolutely adores his mother, and is an extrovert around his mother but an introvert in an outer world. Something happens that shocks Rishi's character into silence, after which an investigation starts on why he stopped speaking, and people try to get him back to speak - hence the title of the movie "Bolo Raam". The movie is a psycho-thriller - with Rishi a psycho, but both Rishi's mom and Rishi think he is perfectly normal. Rishi Bhutani expresses a couple of times that he has done his homework before playing his role.

Interview with director Rakesh Chaturvedi: Rakesh talks about how Bolo Raam is a story of a guy accused of murdering his own mother. The mother is an ideal mother, and based on the way the son loves, respects and cares for his mother, the son is an ideal son as well. So, in an ideal mother-son relationship, the mother is murdered and the son becomes speechless. People try to make him speak. According to Rakesh, Rishi has not just played the role of his character - he has lived it. Rakesh indicates there is a very poignant message at the end of the film - and that when the son does speak again, a huge surprise awaits the audience.