Bandobast Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Bandobast"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 46 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 20-09-2019
  • Genre: Drama
3 / 5.0

Bandobast,” the action entertainer scripted by Pattukottai Prabhakar and co-scripted and directed by “K V Anand.” The film produced by LYCA Productions has the music composition by Harris Jayaraj. MS Prabhu cranked the camera and “Anthony” edited the film. Suriya Sivakumar, “Mohanlal,” “Arya,” Sayesha Saigal, Boman Irani, Shamna Kasim alias Poorna, “Samuthirakani,” Chirag Jani, Anitha Sampath, “Prem,” Shankar Krishnamurthy and Thalaivasal Vijay are in the cast.


Suriya is the Special Protection Group officer, who involves in protecting the nation and the top politicians. As he is the top personnel, he has some close association with the PM. Meanwhile, Sayesha, the secretary to the PM falls for the SPG officer. Suriya carries out secret operations for India. He had been in Pakistan for one such operation. A terrorist group tries to assassinate the Prime Minister. Although he escapes from them multiple times, the terrorists didn’t stop their attack. Will he be saved in their latest attempt? What is Suriya’s participation in this? Watch the film to know the rest!

Star Performance

Suriya has excelled in the emotions and action sequences. Mohanlal steals the show with his natural acting. Yet, his role could have been provided with some more strong characterization. Arya, Boman Irani and Samuthirakani had done justice to their roles. Sayesha has a good role, unlike the template heroine.


Although the plot could have been guessed by the audience with its teaser and trailers, the scenes couldn’t be. Yes, Anand has designed the screenplay excellently and the viewers couldn’t even guess what would happen next. The BGM by Harris is fantastic. The cinematography is perfect and Prabhu had kept the camera in different angles and made the audiences feel, as if they are on the spot, watching these happenings. The stars fit well in the roles and they have done their best. The characterization could have been a bit stronger.

What’s There?

  • Perfect casting! Kudos to casting team
  • Script, screenplay and narration are good
  • Performance of the stars gets Thumbs up

What’s Not There?

  • Suriya and Sayesha romance seems to be a bit inserted
  • Certain jokes didn’t go well


The racy thriller with power-packed performances and the high-octane action sequences is sure to win the hearts. Suriya is definitely back on his track, after a few average films. Bandobast… is definitely watchable once!